Carlton Elliott Smith

Full name: Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith

Rev. Carlton Smith

Rev. Carlton E. Smith is the Regional Lead for the Pacific Western Region. From 2013 to 2020, he was a member of the UUA Congregational Life Staff Group serving in the Southern Region. Before that, he was a parish minister serving UU congregations in Metro New York, Greater Boston, Northern Virginia and Oakland, California. Rev. Smith graduated from both Howard University's School of Business and its School of Divinity (summa cum laude). He's been a candidate for US Congress and for State Senate, both in his home state of Mississippi. Rev. Smith was a founding member of the Organizing Collective for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism. He currently serves as a Board Member for the Living Legacy Project and is a member of the Campaign Board for the LGBTQ Victory Fund.

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This Sunday will be my first Mother’s Day without my mom, Luberta Elliott Smith. She died peacefully a week ago at the age of 84 after many years of declining health and multiple medical issues. I was there at her bedside in those final moments, as was my older brother Edwin.

By Carlton Elliott Smith | May 6, 2019 | From Southern Region

In this moment, my heart is overflowing. I received a call this evening from a beloved relative who had isolated themselves from their dearest friends and our family in recent months. Their personal circumstances had changed in ways they feared others would not understand nor accept.

By Carlton Elliott Smith | February 1, 2019 | From Southern Region

Greetings of the New Year to All! And what a year it will be. Here are some of the exciting developments coming your way over the course of the next 12 months as we make our Unitarian Universalist values real in the Southern Region and beyond.

By Carlton Elliott Smith | January 9, 2019 | From Southern Region

Over the past several months, many Mississippi Unitarian Universalists joined in the effort to elect the first Black US Senator from the state since the Reconstruction Era. I was one of those Unitarian Universalists, knocking on doors, posting on social media, attending rallies, donating funds and building networks.

By Carlton Elliott Smith | December 1, 2018 | From Southern Region

This Sunday will be the first time many of us will gather together with our fellow Unitarian Universalists after the mid-term elections. As your Southern Region team, we know of the diversity that exists in our congregations, across the South and across the continent.

By Carlton Elliott Smith | November 9, 2018 | From Southern Region

We want to welcome these ministers who are serving in new ministries in the Southern Region, including some who have relocated within our region:

By Carlton Elliott Smith | October 4, 2018 | From Southern Region

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Congregational Year! As the summer days wind down and school bells start to ring, we on the Southern Region Team are excited for the months that lie between now and the beginning of next summer.

By Carlton Elliott Smith | August 31, 2018 | From Southern Region

On August 12, we will mark one year since the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, when hundreds of white supremacists gathered in Emancipation Park around the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee....

By Carlton Elliott Smith | August 3, 2018 | From Southern Region

Most of your Southern Region staff are fresh from our Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly, held this year in Kansas City, Missouri, June 20-24. You can read about the highlights in UU World Magazine. In the midst of our familiar rituals and procedures such as the banner parade,...

By Kathy McGowan, Carlton Elliott Smith | July 5, 2018 | From Southern Region
Last Tuesday night, I felt a tremendous wave of relief move through my body when I saw online that Doug Jones had been declared the winner of the… Senate race. It had boggled my mind: The idea that the other candidate, Roy...
By Carlton Elliott Smith | December 19, 2017 | From Southern Region

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