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Vern Barnet, American Minister.


Barnet, Vern was born on May 25, 1942 in Omaha. Son of Walker Barnet and Lucille (Dabbs) Dahmer.


Bachelor, University Nebraska, 1965. Postgraduate, University Nebraska, 1966. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1970.

Postgraduate, Meadville Theological School, Chicago, 1970.


Interim minister, The Unitarian Church, Rockford, Illinois, 1970-1971; minister, The Unitarian Church, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1971-1975; minister, Shawnee Mission Unitarian Society, Overland Park, Kansas, 1975-1984; minister in residence, World Faiths Center for Religious Experience and Study, Overland Park, since 1984. Adjunct Professor Park College, Parkville, 1988, Ottawa U. Kansas City Campus, Overland Park since 1980, St. Paul School Theological, Kansas City, 1978-1979. Executive secretary Congregation Abraxas, Overland Park, 1979-1981.

Convenor KansasCity Interfaith Council, since 1989. Coordinator Christian-Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Group, since 1988.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (curriculum) Unitarian Universalist Identity, 1979. Author: (curriculum) Coming of Age, 1981. Editor: (book anthology) Worship Reader, 1980.


Board of directors Western Missouri Affiliate American Civil Liberties Union, Kansas City, 1977-1978, Center for All Men, since 1990, Coalition for the Environment, since 1990. Vice president Kansas City Tomorrow Alumni, since 1991. Chairman Committee for Academy and Religious Liberty, Overland Park, 1978-1979.

Member Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, (chapter president 1973-1974, good offices person 1977-1978), International Association for Religious Freedom, Rotary (Paul Harris fellow).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, computers, swimming, singing.


Married Carole A. Wilson, June 6, 1970. 1 child, B. Benjamin B. Barnet.

Walker Barnet Dahmer

Lucille (Dabbs) Dahmer

Carole A. Wilson

B. Benjamin B. Barnet