Rev. Chuck Freeman has been in the ministry since 1977 serving Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalist congregations. He is the founding minister of the Free Souls Congregation in Round Rock,Texas.
Chuck is also a certified Chaplain who has ministered in the Texas Medical Center in Houston and with Hospice Austin. He is the co-founder of Hospice Austin’s Bereavement counseling program.
He is the creator; producer and host of the radio program “Soul Talk” which has been broadcasting since 1996.
Chuck is the Founder and President of the Free Souls Project, promoting the integration of spirituality, democracy and ethics from a liberal faith perspective. His blogs on Politics & Religion have appeared on Fire Dog Lake/The Seminal & The Huffington Post.
His Op Ed Pieces have been published in the Austin American Statesman, Austin’s NPR affiliate, KUT, and The Washington Post/Newsweek “On Faith” blog. Chuck was a panelist on the 2009 Netroots Nation workshop “A New Progressive Vision for Church & State.” You can keep up with Chuck’s media ventures @ ChuckFreeman.org.
Chuck is a lively, reflective, down to earth man who combines irreverence, compassion, and a playful humor in his life and work. You can e-mail Chuck – freesouls1 (at) mac.com.
A Free Souls Congregation founder wrote this about Chuck when we started in 2012.
Chuck is the guiding light and energy behind Free Souls. He has a rich background as a religious professional most recently as a Unitarian Universalist minister. He counsels that in order to be successful, a church must be of service to the community. He leads by example.
He is the founding minister of the “The Warrior’s Journey Home” veterans support group. The group is dedicated to helping returning veterans reintegrate into the community.
He writes a monthly faith column in the Hill Country News and is the current president of the Unitarian Universalist district minister’s chapter.
Chuck serves on the board of Texas Impact, a faith based lobbying group in Austin. He also serves as a volunteer intake counselor at the Round Rock Serving Center.