Jonalu Johnstone

Full name: Rev. Jonalu Johnstone

UU World author The Rev. Jonalu Johnstone

The Rev. Jonalu Johnstone has served as program minister of the First Unitarian Church, Oklahoma City since 2002. Previously, as a growth consultant she helped small and mid-size congregations of the Southwestern UU Conference understand and address their particular strengths and challenges. She has served the Channing UU Church in Edmond as consulting minister, the James Reeb UU Congregation in Madison (Wisconsin) as new congregation minister, and the UUA working with the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan Strategy for Growth.

A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Jonalu was ordained in 1993 by the UU Fellowship of Greater Cumberland (Maryland). She has contributed leadership to Interweave Continental, the UUMA Committee on Ethics and Collegiality, the Southwestern UU Conference, the Oklahoma Food Co-op, and other organizations. She resides with her partner of 25 years, Jane Powell, in Oklahoma City, where each has a parent nearby.

From Jonalu Johnstone

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Unitarian Universalist Views of Jesus
UUs’ thoughts on Jesus reflect the diversity of thought encouraged by our liberal faith. Our Principles include a commitment to “a free and responsible...

Skinner House Books

Scripture Unbound
A Unitarian Universalist Approach
From Skinner House Books

In this insightful guide, minister Jonalu Johnstone provides an introduction to reading sacred texts, discusses Unitarian Universalist views of scripture, and suggests ways to use sacred texts within our congregations.

The New UU | Tapestry of Faith

The New UU
From The New UU
Provides important tools to help Unitarian Universalist congregations welcome, orient, and integrate newcomers into their faith communities. 

UU World

Jesus for UUs: Trading messiah for mentor
From UU World Magazine
Jesus for Unitarian Universalists.
All theologies come from a perspective
From UU World Magazine
Contextual theologies seek to change society and the use of power in society.


Playground Dedication
From WorshipWeb
We gather this afternoon, under this sky with these clouds and sun, connecting with this earth, which nourishes and supports us, to dedicate this natura...
We shall overcome
From WorshipWeb
We shall overcome....

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