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.