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Susan Frederick-Gray

Full name: Rev Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray

The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

The Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray

The Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray began her six-year term as president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in June 2017. As president of the Association, she is responsible for administering staff and programs that serve its more than 1,000 member congregations. She also acts as principal spokesperson and minister-at-large for the UUA. Susan brings a strong focus on mission and strategic planning to her leadership at the UUA as it works to dismantle systems of white supremacy.

As president, Susan has emphasized that this is no time for a casual faith and no time to go it alone. She has represented the UUA in the 2017 Charlottesville protests against white nationalist violence, has worked in conjunction with the Poor Peoples Campaign on issues of poverty, witnessed at the US-Mexico border for immigrant justice, and partnered with local advocates to expand voting rights in Florida. In addition to her regular column in UU World, Susan has written for Vice, Sojourners and numerous local papers.

Prior to her election, she served as Lead Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix, Arizona where she was a national voice for immigrant rights. Susan played a critical role in the long-term campaign to end the constitutional violations of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Susan is a life-long Unitarian Universalist with roots at Eliot Chapel in St. Louis, Missouri. During her time at Harvard Divinity School, she served as Student Minster of Religious Education at the Winchester Unitarian Society (1991-2001). Susan also served as Intern Minister and Sabbatical Minister at the First UU Church of Nashville, TN (2001-2003) and served for five years as Minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, OH (2003-2008). Prior to ministry, Susan worked briefly in the field of genetic sequencing following her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Susan is married to the Rev. Brian Frederick-Gray, a minister with dual fellowship with the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Christian Church Disciples of Christ (DOC). They live in Cambridge, Massachusetts with their teenage son and family dog

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President's Report

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Video: Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray delivers the President's Report to the 2020 General Assembly (delivered during General Session 2).
President's Report

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The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, UUA President, delivers her annual report to the General Assembly in Spokane, Washington.
October 2017 Message

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Dear Unitarian Universalists, In October 2016, your UUA Board issued a charge to all Unitarian Universalists, calling us to invest collectively and...
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March 2018 Dear Congregational Leaders, I invite you to participate in the Promise and Practice of our Faith Campaign.

From the president | UU World

The future: No going back to normal

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Everywhere, this time of pandemic and uprisings is offering us lessons that we need to carry forward.

Love Resists

Seven Lessons in Witnessing the Migrant Caravan

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From Love Resists
Critical lessons made clear in witnessing the migrant caravan

Press Releases

Co-create Transformative Faith

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Widening the Circle is joyful change work that’s deeply rooted in our shared UU theology.
worship with UU The Vote

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Dear ones, we are at a precipice.
holding one another

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As religious leaders guiding congregations, I want you to know how much your work matters.

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