Ebony C. Peace

Full name: Ebony C. Peace (she/her)

Director of Human Resources

Human Resources

Email: EPeace@uua.org

Email: epeace@uua.org

Ebony C. Peace (she/her) is a certified senior professional in human resources (SPHR) with over 18 years of experience in strategic human resources, organization development, inclusion and belonging, and career consulting. She currently serves as an adjunct instructor in sociology at Montgomery College in Maryland, and was previously a Chief Learning Officer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), National Career Development Association (NCDA), and the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS).

Ebony holds a B.A. in Sociology from Sweet Briar College, a M.S. in Strategic Human Resources and Organization Development from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from Meadville Lombard Theological School. She completed her seminary internship at All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington, D.C. She also has specialized education as an Inclusive Workplace Culture Specialist.

Ebony is a life-long Unitarian Universalist. She is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries (UUSCM), Black Lives of Unitarian Universalist (BLUU), and Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church (PBUUC) where she is currently the Denominational Affairs Chair.

She is a Lay Community Minister whose ministries focus on (1) workplace justice, (2) liberal sexuality education, and (3) leadership development. She is an adult Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education facilitator. As a part of her ministries, she serves as a co-facilitator for the District of Columbia Center for the LGBT Community’s job club and facilitates monthly adult spiritual enrichment classes in sexuality and leadership development through Sunstone Chapel.

Her personal theology is that it is our duty to follow our life’s purpose (our divine Calling) which is a specific way in which we are meant to use our gifts to help others. She considers self-actualization a spiritual imperative because it fosters potential and deepens our connection with the divine. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry and stories. Her poems have been published in the 2021 inSpirit anthology and in BLUU Notes: An Anthology of Love, Justice, and Liberation by Skinner House Books.

She lives in Silver Spring, MD with her spouse, two children, and two cats.