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Resume

Education

  • The Iliff School of Theology, Master of Divinity with Honors, May, 1992

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham, M. A. Ed. in Counseling, June, 1989

  • Birmingham-Southern College, B.A.  in English with Honors, May, 1987

  • John Carroll High School, Advanced Studies Diploma with Honors, May, 1984

Credentials

  • Ordained Elder in Full Connection1994, The United Methodist Church                             (My ordination is recognized by the U.U.A.)

  • Minister in Preliminary Fellowship, 2018, The Unitarian Universalist Association

    • First Year Renewal, November, 2020

    • Second Year Renewal, November, 2021

    • Third Year Renewal in process

Church Staff Positions

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowships of The Emerald Coast & Bay County, FLorida​​

2021 - present  Contract Minister​

  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tuscaloosa

             2018 - 2021  Contract Minister

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham

             2017- 2019 ​ Interim Minister of Religious Education

             2009 -2017  Volunteer Assistant to the Minister

  • Solo Minister at the following United Methodist Churches in Alabama:                            Boyles ​2003-04; Roebuck Drive1999-2003; Bethel ​1994-99 ; Vincent ​1992-94  

  • Burns Memorial U.M. church in Denver, Colorado​

              1990-1992     Assistant Minister​ (Internship)

Community Ministries

  • Unitarian Universalist Association                     2017- Present  Compensation Consultant​

  • University UU Union, Univ. of Alabama campus ministry     2019-2021, Campus Minister

  • Huntingdon College​                                                    2006-2007    Affiliate Faculty​

  • Communities of Faith for Full LGBT Inclusion​                               2004-2006    Director​

  • Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham​                             1990   Chaplain

  • Birmingham AIDS Outrach​                                         1988-1989    Counseling Intern​

Honors

  • Ordination Twenty-fifth Anniversary, U.U. Ministers' Association Ministry Days, 2019

  • Social Justice Award, 2004, New Hope Metropolitan Community Church, Birmingham   

  • Outstanding Young Religious Leader, 1995, Talladega Junior Chamber of Commerce

  • Sather Award, 1991, Iliff School of Theology, for innovation in worship design and preaching

  • Skaggs Scholarship, 1989, Iliff School of Theology, for academic achievement 

  • Presidential-Honors & Writing Scholarships, 1984-87, Birmingham-Southern College

Activities and Service

  • U.U. Church of Birmingham Officer & Committee positions:

    • Worship Assoc. Chair, 2017-2018; Stewardship Chair, 2014-2017; Membership Committee, 2014-2016; Congregation President 2013-2014; Board of Trustees, Member-at-large, 2010-2013; Nominations, 2009-2010; Sanctuary Choir, 2006-2018; R.E. Volunteer, 2009-2017

  • Community Presence & Outreach:

    • Birmingham Area Gay Straight Lesbian Youth, adult facilitator 2011-2014

    • Firehouse Men’s Shelter, volunteer, 2016-2018

    • Pathways Women’s Shelter, volunteer, 2008-2012

    • Druid City Pride 2018-2020

    • PFLAG of Niceville, Florida, 2021-22

    • Chicago Women's March January 2018

    • March for Women's Reproductive Rights, Ft. Walton Beach, 2021

    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Program - Birmingham 2010-2016

    • Martin Luther King, Jr Annual March for Justice, Tuscaloosa 2019-2020

    • Martin Luther King, Jr Annual March for Justice, Ft. Walton Beach, 2022

    • Tri-UU Fellowship tour of the Legacy Museum & National Memorial, 2022

    • Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Tuscaloosa 2018-2021

    • Community Meal Program, Panama City 2022

    • Grace Presbyterian Food Pantry, Panama City, 2021-22

  • Anti-racism Coaching with Julica Hermann, Oct 2017

  • U.U.A. Compensation Consultant Training, Spring 2018

  • Clergy Healthy Sexuality Workshop, Spring 2018

  • UUA Interim Minister Training, Aug 2018

  • O.W.L. Leader Training, Aug 2018

  • Four Renaissance Modules (D.R.E. training) March - August 2018

  • Authentic Preaching Workshop, Nov 2019

  • UUA Small Congregations Workshops Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

  • Pastoral Care and Mental Illness workshop, Nov 2020

  • UU Wellspring for Religious Professionals, Oct 2020 - June 2021

  • Beaumont Staff Supervision Workshop for Ministers, March 2021

  • SEUUMA Lay Ministry & Spiritual Practice Workshop, April 2022

  • Ministerial Coaching with Rev. Jake Morrill, Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Professional Development