Voices of Liberal Faith is produced by the Unitarian Universalist (UU) ministers in Westchester County, New York as a collaborative project of our unique yet overlapping voices -- prophetically crying out for justice and peace; proclaiming the Good News of a faith free of creed and canon; pastoring a congregational way of life.
What is liberal faith? SEE HERE.
Voices of Liberal Faith is co-administered by Rev. Meredith Garmon and Rev. Peggy Clarke. Our authors also include: Rev. Michael Tino, Rev. Karen Brammer, Rev. Sarah Lenzi, Emily DeTar (Ministerial Intern), Rev. Kelly Murphy Mason, Rev. LoraKim Joyner, and Rev. Deb Morra.
Peggy is the co-founder of InterGenerate, a local non-profit dedicated to food justice and the encouragement of local resourcing. Peggy is currently a member of the Board of the Westchester Anti-Racism Alliance and is a GreenFaith Fellow. Rev. Clarke chairs the UU Food Justice Ministry and is on the Steering Committees for UU EJ Collaboratry and Commit@Respond. In addition, Rev. Clarke is the Social Justice Consultant for the NY Metro District.
She lives in northern Westchester County with her husband, son, and two dogs.
His ministry experience includes serving as co-minister (with spouse, Rev. LoraKim Joyner) to the UU Community of El Paso, Texas, and the UU Fellowship of Gainesville, Florida, where he later served as sole and senior minister. He has also served as part-time or consulting minister to the UU Church of Midland, Texas, the UU Church of Tarpon Springs, Florida, and the UU Fellowship of Marion County, Florida.
Meredith serves on the Board of the UU Buddhist Fellowship, and is active with the Interfaith Coalition for Social Action in Westchester County. A serious Zen practioner and student since 2001, Meredith leads the Boundless Way Zen Center of Westchester.
He has a somewhat indeterminate number of grown children, and lives happily in his congregation's parsonage, sometimes with his spouse.
Sarah earned a doctorate in Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (PhD, 2012), completing the degree while serving as Intern Minister of the UU Congregation of Fairfax, VA. Her thesis focuses on the Stations of the Cross and lived medieval religion. Sarah was ordained in 2013 Apr at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia.
Kelly was ordained by the Community Church of NY, UU, in 2006, and since then, has held a number of different posts and leadership positions throughout this region – at Union Theological Seminary, the Blanton-Peale Institute, the Association for Spirituality & Psychotherapy, the Murray Grove Association, and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. For the past few years, she has acted as the coordinator of the Metro NY Chapter of the UU Christian Fellowship. Previously, she was vice-president for the national organization of the UUCF.
Kelly lives in Riverdale with her husband, Community UU member Benjamin Unger, and their two tomcats. She frequently provides guest preaching and mental-health consulting to various faith communities. Her public programs, seminars, and workshops explore the many intersections between spiritual wisdom and psychological insight. She occasionally volunteers for the UU Trauma Response Ministry. See more about Rev. Mason at her website: kellymurphymason.com
He lives in Peekskill with his partner and their young daughter.