Erin J. Walter

Rev. Erin Walter smiles, with bright sun behind her.

Rev. Erin J. Walter (she/her/hers) is a community minister, activist, and musician based in Austin, Texas, where she is affiliated with Wildflower (UU) Church. A YMCA director and chaplain until COVID-19 layoffs, Rev. Erin now centers her ministry as a singer/songwriter for the band Parker Woodland, whose debut EP “The World’s On Fire (and We Still Fall in Love)” comes out on Feb. 5, 2021. She is also the longtime bassist for queer rock band Butch County, and a board member for the Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry. Winner of the 2017 UU Women’s Federation Sermon Award, Rev. Erin focuses on joy practices, including leading a free public Zumba class over Zoom. You can find more about her music and dance ministry on her website.

From Erin J. Walter

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So often people ask, "How do you do all the things you do?" I can never decide whether to take this as a compliment or whether to start rattling off all my major insecurities, fears, and embarrassments. “Thank you! You should see my paper piles and dust bunnies!” I say, trying to strike a...

By Erin J. Walter | June 29, 2022 | From Southern Region

PSA: Some of us have changed a lot during the COVID pandemic. A LOT. Many people change a lot even in a seemingly ordinary 17 months. Some of us are looking to "return to normal" while others are longing for a fresh start altogether, or something in between. We may be tired of craning our necks...

By Erin J. Walter | September 1, 2021 | From Southern Region

I experience the creative impulse as living just under the surface of the daily grind: tugging; imploring, When do we all get to sing together again?

Reflection | By Erin J. Walter | January 6, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: #COVID19, Arts & Music, Creativity, Direct Experience, Humanism, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Self-Care, Worship

The world needs people who resist, and people who don’t let anything keep them from dancing.

By Erin J. Walter | December 12, 2016 | From UU World
Tagged as: Arts & Music, Creativity, Politics

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