Ashley Horan

Full name: Rev. Ashley Horan

Vice President for Programs and Ministries

Office of the President in Administration


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The Rev. Ashley Horan (she/her) serves as the Vice President for Programs and Ministries. The Vice President is charged to oversee and coordinate the UUA’s primary programs and ministries in alignment with the UUA’s mission and values. As a new executive role, this portfolio will take on supervision of the Ministries and Faith Development, Congregational Life (regional staff), and Organizing Strategy/Side With Love staff groups

Previously, Ashley served as the Organizing Strategy Director, where she led the Organizing Strategy Team that holds all the outward-facing justice work of the Association under the banner of Side With Love and its related campaigns: UU the VoteCreate Climate JusticeLove Resists, and UPLIFT Action for LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice.

Prior to her work at the UUA, Ashley served as the Executive Director of the Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance, and the Curriculum Developer for Beloved Conversations. She also served congregations in Joliet, IL and Fond du Lac, WI. She lives in Minneapolis, MN with her partner, the Rev. Karen Hutt, and their two youngest children--Aspen, 9, and Eden, 4.

From Ashley Horan

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Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray shares her weekly message with UUA Organizing Strategy Director Rev. Ashley Horan to provide an update on how UU the Vote is pivoting in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

By Ashley Horan, Susan Frederick-Gray | May 7, 2020 | From Press Releases
Tagged as: #COVID19

My four-year-old daughter has taught me this lesson: when a child wants to derail Business As Usual— to curb the hubris of adults who dare believe in schedules and plans and productivity— one fierce little body and one clear, piercing voice, strategically applied to the right pressure point,...

Meditation | By Ashley Horan | September 16, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Activism, Children, Direct Experience, Earth, Justice, Responsibility, Climate Justice

What do we do when the Green Sanctuary team and the Racial Justice Task Force and the Housing Advocacy Group and the Immigration Ministry all seem to be in competition with one another for members, resources, and visibility? Without an intersectional analysis—seeing how all systems of oppression...

Webinar | By Ashley Horan, Pastor Danny Givens, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | October 26, 2018 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Social Justice

Draw from wisdom of non-faith-based organizing and activism, and examine how these tools can be powerfully and relevantly translated into the congregational context

Webinar | By Ashley Horan, Pastor Danny Givens, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | October 19, 2018 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Social Justice

How do our UU congregations move from charity approach to social justice to solidarity approach? What does that mean, anyway?

Webinar | By MidAmerica Region of the UUA, Ashley Horan | October 19, 2018 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Congregations in Partnership, Social Justice

From a young age, our children and youth are learning what being a Unitarian Universalist means—not just in theory, but in practice. In this webinar, we will talk with experts in the field of religious education and faith development about how justice-making can be a primary pedagogical tool and...

Webinar | By Ashley Horan, Pastor Danny Givens, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | October 19, 2018 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Children's Faith Development, Middle School-Aged Youth Faith Development, Social Justice

Questions to help you find your own way to pray.

By Ashley Horan | February 15, 2017 | From UU World
Tagged as: Spiritual Practice

How is it with your soul? This is the question that John Wesley, Anglican priest and the founder of Methodism, was known to ask of participants in small reflection groups. I ask you because, for me, this has been a hard week. So, beloveds, how is it with your souls?...

Affirmation | By Ashley Horan | November 9, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Activism, Anti-Oppression, Community, Despair, Direct Experience, Disaster or Crisis, Hope, Interdependence, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Spirituality, Unitarian Universalism, Unity

By the time I was in my late twenties, I was convinced that I would never find love. I had had a few boyfriends, but over and over again, I was exiled to the dreaded Friend Zone. I always suspected that it was because I was “too much”: too smart, too feminist, too radical, too fat, too...

Reading | By Ashley Horan | April 26, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Direct Experience, Gender, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Living Our Faith, Love, Relationships, Young Adults

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