Why I am running for election?
Unitarian Universalism has been my religious home for fifteen years. I have always felt a sense of welcome and belonging among diverse groups, and I cannot think of a more religiously diverse denomination than UUism. Our faith has always encouraged us to do good work in love and in freedom.
But, like many UUs, I am grieved to see the direction our UU leadership has taken in the past several years. The UUA has gone from being an organization that supports its member congregations in our liberal religious work, to a highly centralized and insular group, disengaged from individual congregations, and disturbing in its dogmatism.
This departure from the heritage roots of our denomination has brought such distress that sometimes I wondered if I should leave the church; however, I cherish my home congregation, the UU Church of Rutland, Vermont. That love fills me with a fierce determination, and I want to bring that sense of purpose to the UUA Board of Trustees. I believe in our Seven Principles, and I will do everything I can to uphold and preserve them.