Susan Frederick-Gray giving sermon

Spiritually Vital

We need to invest in nurturing spiritually vital communities that teach us how to grow our hearts for deeper courage and compassion.

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Susan Frederick-Gray at rally against tent city jail

Grounded in Relationship

Through partnership and witness, we offer the world a model of faith that shows up and is lived in our hands and feet, our hearts and minds.

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General Assembly rally and vigil protesting tent city jail

Organized for Impact

We need to be organized for impact so that our energy, our faith and our resources are powerfully focused on amplifying our values.

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Rev. John Crestwell

Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

Susan is the right leader for this time in our Unitarian Universalist religious history. She knows key faith leaders, has been active in human rights and was a part of one of the most successful GA’s I’ve been a part of at the 2012 “Justice General Assembly.” Susan is bold, direct and a strong leader. She has an old-soul and is ready to be the first female president of the UUA.

Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd

Senior Minister, River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Susan has a rare combination of strategic thinking and ministerial presence that is essential to the effective functioning of the President of our Association. We ask our President to be a poet in the public sphere and to speak theologically and morally on behalf of our faith. We also expect our President to work collaboratively with staff and board members to manage the affairs of the Association in a matter consistent with our values. Susan is capable of holding both roles with care, courage, and deep intention. I’m proud to offer her my support.

Rev. Lindi Ramsden

Acting Dean of Students and Community Life, Starr King School for the Ministry

As a lifelong UU, Susan knows that a spiritual vitality is the essential foundation for our ministries – fostering hope, inspiration and resilience in these uncertain times. As a leader, Susan brings many personal gifts to the role of UUA President. She is visionary and strategic. She listens well, fosters other leaders, welcomes input, and can make decisions. Susan can inspire a crowd and connect one on one with an individual. Compassionate and courageous, enthusiastic and tenacious, she is willing to take some risks and also knows that real change requires significant commitments over the long haul. She even enjoys fundraising and is excited by the opportunity to bring additional resources to empower our faith! Susan’s leadership prioritizes relationships. She builds trust. From trust grows authentic and effective collaboration. When I was serving as Executive Director of the UU Legislative Ministry of California, I asked Susan to be part of my small “justice ministry think tank”. Her spiritual depth, on-the- ground experience, intelligence, insight, imagination, humility and practical ideas were most helpful to me as I worked to establish a statewide ministry that was charting new ground. Susan is an outstanding religious leader with compelling priorities for such a time as this. I wholeheartedly endorse the Rev. Susan Frederick Gray for UUA President.



Having a wonderful time at the Pacific Northwest District Assembly!

I've got two refrains singing in my soul today - "never turning back" and "ain't gonna let nobody turn me around" - Not gonna accept the rescinding of rights for trans people, for women, for people of color, GLBTQ people, for immigrants. ... See MoreSee Less

UUs in the House, literally! Wonderful to meet the two newly elected Unitarian Universalists serving in the Arizona House of Representatives - Rep. Kirsten Engel and Rep. Pam Powers-Hanley! Thank you for your leadership in Arizona!
Headed back from the International Womens Convocation. Wearing a Not One More Deportation shirt and got positive shout outs and smiles and even a Resist! shout from airport employees. This is the country I know and love.
Wow! What an honor! Breakfast with bell hooks at the International Womens Convocation.
Collecting love stories from International Womens Convocation - including the voices and sharing of international UUs. Hearts include Tolerance - Faith - Love Spiritual Freedom and  Having a place that feels like home Amen to that!

Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray in Monterey, California.

Looking forward to the International's Women's Convocation!
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