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The Rev. Suzanne Fast (she/her) joined the Board of Trustees in 2019.
She serves on the Values and Resources Working Group, the Governance Working Group, and the Bylaws Working Group. Rev. Suzanne has previously served our faith at the local, district/regional, and national levels, including serving on the Accountability Group for Justice General Assembly (GA) 2012 in Phoenix.
She is a facilitator in the Unitarian Universalist Association's (UUA) Beyond Categorical Thinking Program. Her passion for youth, young adult, and campus ministry traces back to her own experiences and her service in the leadership of the Continental Unitarian Universalist (UU) Young Adult Network many years ago.
She has a background in business, including systems analysis, accounting, and human resources. Rev. Fast is a community minister focusing on disability justice, advocacy, education, and pastoral ministry, primarily through EqUUal Access. Rev. Suzanne is one of the creators of the Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry Program for Congregations and serves on its Coordinating Committee. She is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, FL.
A graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School, Rev. Suzanne is also a certified spiritual director. A life-long UU, she traces her call to ministry to the foundational lessons in meaning-making learned in UU religious education. Rev. Suzanne is particularly interested in the spiritual journeying of adults and children, and the connections we make between our inward journeys, our daily lives, and our shared work for a just society.
Suzanne was fortunate to work on two sacred art projects with the Nyingma Institute, where she studied for many years, and which lives on in her interest in creative expression as a spiritual practice. She also enjoys escapist mysteries, cooking, and tending the occasional tomato plant. Suzanne and her husband share their home with two imperious and impish cats.