UUCF has had a long and distinguished tradition as a teaching congregation. Since the 1970s UUCF has employed summer ministers, most often theological students still completing their training. A number of strong UU ministers today had their first experience preaching from the UUCF pulpit as a summer minister. We started a ministerial intern program in 2006, which has included both interns and student ministers. Our interns and student ministers are supervised by the senior minister, offered additional guidance by our associate minister and are supported by a Ministerial Intern Committee.