Terry was a priest at St.Michael's Episcopal Church and then historic Trinity Episcopal in downtown Toledo. From Trinity, he conceived and ran "My Brother's Place," an urban community restaurant where anyone could come for a meal, and did. By the hundreds, daily, for some 15 years. Ever an idea person, Terry founded the FORUM, an innovative way to bring together corporate, political and social leaders of Toledo to envision the city's future, and this led not only to many great projects, like a Riverfront renovation, but also to the creation of Leadership Toledo, still going to this day. The Rev.Terry Hunt left a legacy.
I've always thought he had a unique vision and way of seeing the world ("spiritual seeds," he'd call them), and a Christmas Letter 2012 (below) shows why. Terry understands that we are human beings, mere mortals, who experience life in different ways, make mistakes and learn from them as we go. We are seekers of meaning and purpose. My brother Loren believed this too (I gave him a copy of an An Asperger Journey).
So does Terry's wife Carol, a dedicated nurse who performed wonders through the Visiting Nurses Association here in Toledo, and continued in public nursing for many years in California. She's back "home," and I am glad for her. Carol is a deeply caring person; she brings a special light to our lives, to her children's and extended family's lives, East and West, and to all her friends.
This Christmas letter is one of them, a message from wise people who came East bearing gifts. Merry Christmas every one, and a happy and healthy New Year.