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In Faith, Love, and Healing,
Roddy Biggs Biography
Answering a Great Calling
Roddy Biggs, personal pronouns He/They/Them, is a senior student at Middle Tennessee State University, working on a Bachelors's degree in religious studies with a minor in sociology. In the fall, Roddy will be continuing their education at Meadville Lombard Theological School Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, to pursue the Unitarian Universalist ministry. As of December 2020, they are also an official aspirant for the ministry with the UUA.
Currently, Roddy is a member of the First UU Church of Nashville, where they are a worship associate and serves as co-chair for the Social Justice Ministries. In addition to the work in my local congregation, I am also serving in an Academic Internship for the Unitarian Universalist Young Adult Revival Network, am a member of The Board of Directors for Unitarian Universalist Mental Health Network, and work as a lay-speaker on Sunday mornings whenever I have the opportunity to do so. I have a passion for speaking on and working to address many topics that have historically been left out of religious spaces, including mental health challenges, queerness, and multiracial identities.
I have been blessed and privileged to have many opportunities to lead worship service at various UU places of worship across the country, some in person and some virtually, and I see each one as a blessing and great experience as I prepare for years of ordained ministry. One of the many joys in this work is hearing about the impact I have on the community I've spoken at. I invite you to see for yourself what some are saying
If you have heard me preach and would like to share your testimony, I invite you to so as well. Here: Share A Testimony.
Rev. Linda Simmons:
Roddy participated in service & preached over zoom to our Nantucket community (which is nation wide during these zoom times). They were open hearted, welcoming, honest and thoughtful, as well as engaging! Blessed to have met and learned from them!!
Spirit of Life UU, Odessa, Fl
Chairs Worship Committee
We have had the privilege of hearing Roddy on several occasions and always look forward to their return. Roddy's sermons are thoughtful and thought-provoking and their delivery is well prepared and well thought out.
UUC of Cookeville, TN
Norma Scarlett: Board Sunday Service Coordinator
Having heard Roddy a number of times, I can tell you that they are very prepared, and organized. Roddy is able to share their own life experiences, and does a very good sermon. They are pleasant and real and gives the listener something to take home and think about.