Byron "Tyler" Coles

Full name: Byron Tyler Coles

Congregational Life

Southern Region in Congregational Life


Telephone: (804) 592-1159

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Rev. Tyler Coles (they/he) is native of Roanoke, VA, and the only child of Monica and Terry. Inspired by the good news of Unitarian Universalism, Tyler believes the best of our collective ministry strives towards conjuring "the Beloved Kin-dom on earth as it is in heaven." They engage this mandate through the work of multi-religious organizing, supporting young adults, and movement chaplaincy. 
Tyler has served the greater faith as the Young Adult Community Leader of SPARK, Intern Minister of Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, and respectively as a steering committee member of Diverse & Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) and the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism's (BLUU) Steering Committee for youth ministry.

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Hi everyone! This month, we invite you to view a reflection from Rev. Byron Tyler Coles - Love and Hope. Transcript: UUA Southern Region May 2024 Vlog Love and Hope (Microsoft Word) | Transcript: UUA Southern Region May 2024 Vlog Love and Hope (PDF)...

By Byron "Tyler" Coles | May 6, 2024 | From Southern Region

In the wake of such great change internally and externally, we must ask ourselves, “What is the Church to be and do in this time?” Come, let us gather in community as we reflect on this question, speak honestly of our journey, and faithfully imagine a future to come.

By Byron "Tyler" Coles | April 18, 2023 | From LeaderLab

In UU congregations, conflict avoidance, a sense of urgency, and either/or thinking can make it difficult to engage conflicts well. We will learn to engage conflicts of various kinds in ways that lead toward Beloved Community.

Webinar | By Erica Baron, Byron "Tyler" Coles, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | November 11, 2022 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Conflict Management in Congregations, Past General Assemblies

Deep in the shadow of night, down near the crossroads and cemetery gates, with bitter liquor and cigar smoke wafting, I greet you. Clad in white, upon the floor before shrines, following the names of the Ancestors being uttered, I greet you. You are the sacred and righteous rage of my people.

Prayer | By Byron "Tyler" Coles | June 2, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Activism, Anger, Awe, Direct Experience, Generations, Indigenous American, Meaning, Power, Race/Ethnicity, Relationships, Secular, Wonder

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