Eric Williams

Student, Cohort 3 Eric A. Williams was born and raised in Chicago. His childhood home was within walking distance of Wrigley Field. He is the son of Peter Williams, a retired community organizer, and Mollie Williams, a retired Episcopal priest.
Eric graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio in 1989 with an AB in philosophy (magna cum laude) and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also has an MA in philosophy from the University of Wyoming (1993) and a MS in education from Miami of Ohio (1995). Professionally, Eric worked as a student life administrator at three institutions of higher education and as a program manager for the United Way of Central Indiana for eight years. He spent many years in Montana and still visits every summer.
Eric is discerning a call to chaplaincy and worked for almost three years as a chaplain in the Indiana University Health system. Raised in the United Church of Christ, Eric is a member of All Souls Unitarian Church in Indianapolis and serves that congregation as a lay worship leader. He describes his theology and his spiritual practice as “contemplative, Celtic, and Creation-centered.” He and his wife, Cynthia, have two sons and live in the neighborhood of Irvington.