Jami A. Yandle

Full name: Rev. Jami A. Yandle

HOPE for Us Conflict Engagement Team Coach

HOPE for Us Conflict Engagement Team in Congregational Life

Email: jyandle@uua.org

The Rev. Jami A. Yandle

The Rev. Jami A. Yandle

The Rev. Jami Yandle (they/them) is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary and is a Board Certified Chaplain. Currently, Rev. Yandle resides in Austin, Texas and is a part-time contract minister for San Gabriel Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. They initiated and facilitated the revision of the Unitarian Universalist Second Source to honor words and deeds of “prophetic people” rather than “prophetic women and men.” Rev. Yandle has a passion for social justice and has a wide range of experience including being a Protest Chaplain at Zuccotti Park amid Occupy Wall Street, was elected and served as a Democratic Party Central Committee Representative for the Lucas County Board of Elections, and volunteered with Equality Ohio during the Why Marriage Matters Ohio campaign - helping to lead faith organizers in supportive steps which ensured passage of Marriage Equality by the Supreme Court of the United States. Rev. Yandle enjoys leading workshops related to anti-oppression, chaplaincy, mental health, and trauma at regional, institutional, religious, spiritual, and private education sectors across the United States. Most recently, Rev. Yandle joined the board of the Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry. Additionally, they serve the UUA as a Hope for Us Conflict Team Coach.

Rev. Yandle is an amateur mobile photographer, loves making music, and adores art of all kinds.

From Jami A. Yandle

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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 A. 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 A. Yandle | November 22, 2021 | From Southern Region

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

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

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