I came to the faith in 2017 after not having a spiritual home for so long and after a challenging and upsetting outcome of the 2016 presidential election. I needed healing, and Unitarian Universalism is where I turned to as I began my healing. So far, in Unitarian Universalism, I found a lot of healing. I have answered a call to ministry because I want to be a part of others' healing.
When asked what a vocation in ministry means to me, I always answerer;
“A vocation in ministry means being a voice to and for all of those who can’t or have not yet found their voice, to those who have told they don’t’ have a voice, or that they don’t belong, yet still longs for spiritual community and want someone, someone, to tell them that they are not broken, that society is broken and that they are welcome here just as they are sacred and holy.”
So much has gone into the calling. I am not fully sure what the future holds for me as a Queer, BIPOC, Young Adult, Unitarian Universalist; I am entering into unknown territory but not fully unknown territory to my ancestors or those ahead of me in their formation, ordination and ministries. I recognize that I would not know where I am today if not for my ancestors, for those who helped to prepare this ministerial path and faith for people like me, and for them, I am enterally grateful.