Fred Howard is the minister of the Unitarian Church of Valdosta, Georgia. He has also published Transforming Faith: Stories of Change from a Lifelong Spiritual Seeker, which won the Nautilus Book Award.
Howard was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. He studied at Valdosta State College and the Medical College of Georgia and spent twenty years practicing medicine. Howard then chose a new calling and graduated from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 2006. He spent a year in the clinical pastoral education program at Emory Hospital and was ordained by the Christian Universalist Association.
Howard lives with his wife, Kathy, in Valdosta. They have three children, Mandy, Misty, and Dustin, and seven grandchildren.