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.
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Voices of Liberal Faith is administered by Rev. Meredith Garmon. Our authors include: Rev. Karen Brammer, Rev. Peggy Clarke, Cindy Davidson, Emily DeTar, Rev. LoraKim Joyner, Rev. Kelly Murphy Mason, Rev. Deb Morra, Petra Thombs, and Rev. Michael Tino.
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. In addition to his posts here, Meredith blogs at The Liberal Pulpit.
Before Wellesley, she had worked for the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute, where she served as Director of Programming and also as a clinical supervisor and a pastoral psychotherapist. Additionally, she taught graduate students in psychology at Columbia Teachers College.
Kelly was ordained by the Community Church of NY, UU, in 2006.
Prior to coming to Union, she retired from her career in the NYC Dept of Education. A lifelong poet, she writes about historical, cultural, religious and personal experiences, expressing the perspectives of marginalized communities.
Petra is married, has two adult sons and two cats.
He lives in Peekskill with his partner and their young daughter.