Speaker: Rev. Beth Chronister
Beth (she/they) is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist from Topeka, Kansas. Inspired by her early church and youth group experiences which emphasized social change and justice work, Beth studied social welfare and immigrant justice at the University of Kansas where she received her Bachelors of Social Work. However, it wasn’t until she was living far away from home and serving as Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, South America, that she felt her call to ministry. Upon returning to the states (following a short stint selling Birkenstocks), Beth moved to Denver, Colorado, where she attended the Iliff School of Theology and began her ministry as the Assistant Minister at First Unitarian Society of Denver and consulting minister at High Country UU Fellowship in Dillon, Colorado. In fall of 2016, Beth relocated to Seattle to begin working at University Unitarian Church as the Assistant Minister. Her primary responsibilities include pastoral care, supporting UUC’s social justice ministries, leading the Care Team, monthly Vespers services, and presence in Sunday morning worship. Beth lives in North Seattle with her partner, Danny, and their two cats. What most feeds her soul is being out in the mountains, appreciating Seattle’s incredible park system, working together for justice in community, engaging racial justice as spiritual practice, and deepening connection with those she loves.