Gary A. Kowalski is a minister and an American author noted for his books on eco-spirituality, science, history, and animals. He is the author of eight books including:
The Souls of Animals, Science and the Search for God
Goodbye Friend: Healing Wisdom For Anyone Who Has Ever Lost A Pet
Blessings of the Animals: Celebrating Our Kinship With All Creation
The Bible According To Noah: Theology As If Animals Mattered, Earth Day
Green Mountain Spring and Other Leaps of Faith
Revolutionary Spirits: The Enlightened Faith of America's Founding Fathers
A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Divinity School, Kowalski was the senior minister of Burlington's First Unitarian Universalist Society for over 20 years. While there, he performed about 25 marriage ceremonies each year, including same-sex marriages because Kowalski said that the church should support all long-term, mutually committed relationships. He also served on the Vermont State Advisory Panel to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
In the summer of 2010, Kowalski left Burlington and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to begin a 12-month interim ministry for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe. In the following year, he became interim minister at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist, of Sudbury, Massachusetts.