Consulting Minister


Rev. Michael J. Carter is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He moved to New York City in 1980 and lived there for 25 years, working as a professional actor before moving to Asheville with his family. Michael is an ordained Interfaith minister and received his BA Degree in Letters from the College of New Rochelle where he graduated cum laude. He received his Masters In Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 2000.

While serving various Unitarian Universalist congregations in New York, Michael was trained as an anti-racism trainer and has been recognized by President Bill Clinton for his efforts. Michael was also a weekly columnist for the Asheville Citizen-Times. Rev. Carter also serves as part-time minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of The Swannanoa Valley, in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Rev. Carter’s recently published book is entitled, God Consciousness, A 30 Day Meditation Guide To Self Realization. Rev. Carter’s other two books are entitled, Alien Scriptures: Extraterrestrials In The Holy Bible and, A New World If You Can Take It: God, Extraterrestrials, and the Evolution of Human Consciousness. The books are published by Grave Distractions Publishing Company.