A lifelong Unitarian Universalist, the Reverend Anya Sammler-Michael serves in full time parish ministry to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, VA. She is a graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School where she concentrated on theology and ethics. Rev. Anya is married to Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael who also serves in Northern Virginia at the Accotink UU Church. They share their home with Dan Michael, Rev. Scott’s brother, Goobie the cat, and a large vegetable and flower garden. Rev. Anya is dedicated to interfaith work and deepening our efforts of hospitality and welcome. She has received awards for her commitment to Interfaith engagement from Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES and the All Dulles Area Muslim Society. In 2012 she delivered an invocation for First Lady, Michelle Obama, and an invocation for President Barack Obama at separate campaign events. Her present studies include language philosophy, evil, and the partisan split.