The Lively Tradition BloggerWhat we need in the next President of the UUA is (1) the ability to see into the future and grasp what is possible now — to see what is being born as well as what is dying away and (2) the ability to lead in those breakthrough moments when water freezes, or the dams burst, or the butterfly emerges, the unpredictable and unrepeatable moments of genuine change, and (3) the ability to offer the people an experience of the Spirit that can hold us all steady in the struggle.
I see in Susan that ability to be present, to lead, in the unpredictable moments of real change. I see in the way that her talk seems to always return to “mission,” a clarity about how we can shape the future. I think that she is brave, and faithful, and accomplished.
No UUA President can lead all of us where we don’t want to go. But if UU’s are ready “to trust a dawning future more,” I believe that Susan Frederick-Gray can lead us there.