Elandria Williams

Elandria Williams

Elandria Williams, Co-Moderator of the UUA from 2017 to 2020.

The Unitarian Universalist Association deeply grieves the unexpected death of Elandria Williams on September 23, 2020. In memoriam, we joined the outpouring of tributes that honor E’s vision and legacy.

Elandria Williams (1979–2020) served as Co-Moderator of the Association, alongside the Rev. Mr. Barb Greve, from August 2017 to June 2020. Elandria was an incomparable leader, joyous presence and indomitable force in our Unitarian Universalist community and beyond. We will be forever grateful for Elandria’s legacy in our faith tradition.

Elandria was a member of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, which is also where E grew up. Elandria was elected to the UUA Board of Trustees in 2016and held a six-year term on the Presidential Search Committee. E was a founding member of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) Organizing Collective.

Elandria served earlier on the board of what was then known as the Thomas Jefferson District and on the district’s Anti-Racism Transformation Team; as a trainer and coordinator for Groundwork; as the Southern Regional Organizing Consultant for the UUA Young Adult Office; as a Chrysalis Trainer on Chaplaincy and Leadership Development; and twice as General Assembly Coordinator for Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM).

At the time of Elandria’s death, E was executive director of PeoplesHub and co-editor of Beautiful Solutions. E had also previously worked on the Education Team of the Highlander Research and Education Center.

From Elandria Williams

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Co-Moderators' Report, General Assembly 2019
UUA Co-Moderators Elandria Williams and Mr. Barb Greve deliver their annual report to the General Assembly in Spokane, Washington.
Statement on the 2019 Moderator Election
With gratitude to the Moderator Nominating Committee, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees is unable to announce a candidate f...
Statement from Co-Moderators Mr. Barb Greve and Elandria Williams
We are excited, humbled and honored to be selected to be the Interim Co-Moderators for this coming year. Our passionate love of our faith calls us to...

Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults | Tapestry of Faith

Highlander School
From Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults
The Highlander Research and Education Center is an 80-year-old popular education center in the mountains of East Tennessee, which serves as a catalyst f...

Press Releases

Statement about the Death of UUA Board Member Dick Jacke
From Press Releases
It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dick Jacke, a devoted member of the UUA Board of Trustees, died suddenly and unexpectedly this past...

Spirit | UU World

We are community
From Spirit
No matter what issues I have with other Unitarian Universalists regarding our visions of God/Spirit, justice, race, and age—at the root of everything is...

UU World

The power of we
From UU World Magazine
Questions probing the heart of Unitarian Universalism.


We Are Community
From WorshipWeb
The history and legacy of Unitarian Universalism are shaped as much by Emerson, Fahs, and Channing as it is by the ancestors in our congregations....

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