Jami A. Yandle

Full name: Rev. Jami A. Yandle

UUA Transgender Support Specialist

Organizing Strategy Team

Email: jyandle@uua.org

The Rev. Jami A. Yandle (they/them/theirs) serves as the Unitarian Universalist Association's Transgender Support Specialist, ministering on the Organizing Strategy Team that holds the outward-facing justice work for the UUA under the banner of Side With Love.

Red hair, pale skin person, with glasses, standing with hands on hips, wearing the progressive flag stole, standing in front of a brick wall.

In this role, Rev. Yandle provides spiritual support and direct care for the trans and non-binary community within and beyond the UUA.

Rev. Yandle is a non-binary minister and board certified chaplain currently residing in Texas. Their portfolio includes service on multiple social justice campaigns, parish minister, hospice chaplain, and as a coach on the UUA Hope for Us Conflict Engagement Team. Rev. Yandle is an amateur mobile photographer who enjoys spending time with loved ones, especially their family's beloved lion-headed bunny named Jasper.

From Jami Yandle

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Appreciation and deep witness are beautiful gateways for returning to our most authentic selves.

Reflection | By Jami Yandle | March 6, 2024 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Compassion, Friendship, Humanism, Interdependence, Listening, Love, Vulnerability, Worship

I was born and raised in the South, spending my formative years along the southern Atlantic coast from North Carolina to Florida. It was here, in the deep roots of the religious South, that I heard my call to ministry and to service....

By Jami Yandle | November 30, 2022 | From Southern Region

It’s rounding the second year of living with COVID as a healthcare chaplain, and I’ve been on the front lines nearly the entire time. I’ve sat with so many people as they died, partly because that’s my job and partly because I wanted to be present when COVID prevented their loved ones ...

By Jami Yandle | November 22, 2021 | From Southern Region

My God lives in the margins and witnesses to the broken-hearted.

Reflection | By Jami Yandle | September 8, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Acceptance, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Worship

Recently, a friend asked me how many deaths I had witnessed in my ministry serving as a hospice chaplain on the “front lines” during a pandemic. Though I experience healthcare as largely a corporate and capitalistic environment, my Unitarian Universalist values embolden me to rise above the...

By Jami Yandle | May 4, 2021 | From Southern Region

We light this flame To ignite the sacred power of justice. We light this flame So that it may be a beacon of hope In moments of uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and the unknown....

Chalice Lighting | By Jami Yandle | August 13, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Justice, Love, Power

The drag show was heaven broken open, given to us for the evening. Everything for a little while was perfect—and I saw the face of my God.

Reflection | By Jami Yandle | July 1, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Freedom, Gender, God, Identity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Pride Sunday, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Sacred, Sexuality

Visual meditations.

Feature | By Jami Yandle | June 3, 2019 | From UU World
Tagged as: Earth, Gender, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Nature

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