Rev. Dr. Sid Hall, III — Pastor Emeritus

Sid Hall is Trinity’s Pastor Emeritus. Sid served as Trinity’s lead minister for 33 years, from 1988 to 2021. Now retired from full-time ministry in the United Methodist Church and in the United Church of Christ, Sid continues to write books and speak on various topics such as “Creation Spirituality,” “The History of Anti-Jewish Theology in the Church,” “LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in the Church,” and “Earth-based Ritual and Worship in the Church.” Sid currently serves on the national boards of Creation Spirituality Communities and Equity for Women in the Church.

Along with his wife Mary Pratt, Sid resides near Fort Collins, Colorado and on Crooked Lake near Petoskey, Michigan. Sid and Mary have four adult children and two grandchildren.

Sid is the author of Christian Anti-Semitism and Paul’s Theology (Fortress Press, 1993). Based on his doctoral dissertation, this book explores what it means to have a Christian liberation theology of the Jewish People. He is also the co-author of a book with James Harrington entitled Three Mystics Walk into a Tavern: A Once and Future Meeting of Rumi, Meister Eckhart, and Moses de León in Medieval Venice (Hamilton Books, 2015). The book explores the intersectionality of mysticism, activism, and feminism within Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Each of these books are available on

To contact Sid or to obtain a signed copy of his books, e-mail him at