Rev. Isabel Call
- I'm a minister serving the UU Fellowship of Manhattan, Kansas. I'm originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, but I've also lived in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, California, and Indonesia.
- I carry a PhD in development economics in my back pocket, and I'm always in search of ways to strength relationships among people with shared values. This is the root of true, sustainable economic development. I believe covenantal communities like UU congregations can be the hub of a renewed economy as we show up with our gifts, learn how to interact in love, and regularly rededicate ourselves to sharing with the larger world.
- I'm excited that I get to explore what it means to be a woman, what it means to be UU, and how to sink fully into these identities while reaching out into the world to obliterate patriarchy. The UUWF board is the coolest group I know, and I love that we're spreading our love into new relationships with people in other spaces.
Vice President – Funding Programs
Rev. Nancy Reid-McKee
- I am deeply committed to the work of justice and fairness in the world.
- I have known about UUWF for years, and when I found time in my life to dedicate to the work I applied to become a Board member. I have been part of changing our perspective to be more expansive and inclusive, moving UUWF into innovative practices. I'm excited about the possibility for radical change that we are currently engaged in -- sociocracy, equity, gender expansiveness. All these challenge us to new ways of being a progressive organization.
- When I get overwhelmed or depressed I find that spending time with another person helps get me out of my own head. I find the words and actions of others inspiring and motivating.
Member-at-LargeRev. Mandy Goheen
- I have deep curiosity about the places where gender, race and class intersect and what it means to counter oppression in those spaces.
- My this week Sheroe is Ursula Goodenough, who graduated with her Phd in Biology from Harvard in 1969. She is the author of "The Sacred Depths of Nature" and past president of Institute on Religion in an Age of Science. She continues to be one of the leading voices in religious naturalism today at the age of 79.
- I am an adoptive mother of six and am rooted in my identity as an Appalachian woman. When the world gets me down, I am re-energized by nature, music, car rides, my spouse, and my backyard chickens.