I love ministry, all of it. And I love all my people!
I currently serve as Affiliated Community Minister at the UU Congregation of Columbia and I am the Executive Director of the South Carolina UU Justice Alliance (SCUUJA). Until recently, I also had the joy and honor of serving as Minister at the Accotink UU Church in Burke, VA. They are a fabulous, justice-loving, warm, and welcoming UU community! I also serve as Co-chair of the Commission on Social Witness of the Unitarian Universalist Association. To UU ministry, I bring extensive experience in community and organizational change to prevent both individual and structural violence and build anti-oppressive communities. I hold a PhD in Social Work and a Master of Social Work with a focus in nonprofit administration and policy from the Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. I earned a Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School, which is an anti-oppressive, justice-focused divinity school in Chicago, IL. I live in Chapin, SC with my spouse Steve and three children, along with two dogs and various fish. I enjoy time with family, running, playing piano, cooking (mostly) healthy food, reading, and admiring the outdoors.
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No one accomplishes these tasks alone. I am surrounded by a community of amazing, beautiful souls. Here is a shout out to some of my nearest and dearest!
Steve, me, and our kids after my ordination!
My Home Team!
I am the lucky partner to an amazing co-parent, best friend, love-of-my life Steve Lize and three truly amazing human beings we get to call our children! I'm also blessed with loving and proud UU parents. To top it off, we have two loving doggies (one is a bit grumpy) and an aging fuzz-ball cat. I am eternally grateful for the love and abundance we bring to our family team, in good times and hard times, happy days and hard ones. Couldn't and wouldn't do any of this without you!
Me and my parents!
The best in-laws! (above) and best sister! (right). At my ordination.
Lucy, about to bark at me
Kwazii looking worried (as usual)