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Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray is a life-long Unitarian Universalist. Serving in ministry for 17 years, Susan brings the vision and the experience needed to lead our Association. From youth leadership at her home congregation in St. Louis to her current ministry in Phoenix, Susan has been part of congregations in all five regions of the UUA, giving her insight and experience in the regional differences across our movement. In the two congregations she has served as settled Minister, Susan has led significant organizational, strategic, numeric and financial growth.

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Organizing for justice has always been central to Susan’s ministry. Because of her strong relationships and partnerships with community-based organizations in Phoenix, in 2011, current UUA President Peter Morales hired Susan to lead the Arizona Immigration Ministry. In this role, she was central to the planning and implementation of the 2012 Justice General Assembly in Phoenix. Susan was responsible for key political relationships with grassroots migrant rights groups and their connection to the UUA. She was described as “the face, voice and power” behind Justice GA which culminated in a 2000+ person candlelight vigil outside of Tent City Jail.

To the UUA Presidency, Susan brings the ability to articulate clearly our faith and its prophetic imperative in this moment. Additionally, she brings well-developed skills in vision casting, strategic decision-making, and strong spiritual and relational skills needed to develop the buy-in and capacity necessary for change within and outside of our congregations. These skills are critical to lead the Unitarian Universalist Association for greater mission and impact in the 21st century.

Prior to ministry, Susan received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and worked briefly in the field of genetic research in St. Louis, MO and Cambridge, MA.

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Powerful worship with the vital justice centered First UU Church of New Orleans. One of the hearts I collected reads There are so many injustices. Alone, I would not have any way to fight against them. The UU church provides a framework for social justice work within a thoughtful faith-based community.

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John MottI like your statement about power in the UUA. I can remember attending a panel at General Assembly in Boston on how to get more involved as a volunteer at the national level, and I was struck at how much of the focus was about learning the system and learning who turned what levers so that you 'could get in the door', It sounded like how to look for a paying job at a desirable company.

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Brian Frederick-GrayHenry and I are excited to share our endorsement video! Don't forget to visit susanfrederickgray.com/endorsements !!

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Heidi ParmenterThis is a wonderful video. I bet there is nothing you can't do with these two by your side. Bravo, Brian and Henry!

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Helen Mae McCordThat is great, you do have a great family. I love you and hope you win.

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Melissa SchwartzLOL...love it. And love the dog part. Too funny! Great support for a great candidate!

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Betty SaylerBEAUTIFUL FAMILY. UUA WILL BE BLESSED TO HAVE THEM. IT WILL A GREAT SORROW TO US IN PHOENIXWHEN WE LOSE THEM

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Katherine KruseThis warms my heart. What a beautiful family. 💚❤️💛💜

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Catherine DesbergI have the biggest smile on my face right now! I LOVE it. SFG for UUA!!! (PS: I cannot believe how much Henry has grown!)

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Linda LawrenceThat is awesome! Henry, you've grown up so much in the nearly two years since I've seen you! Thanks for your support of SFG4UUA! She couldn't do it without you.

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