JeKaren Olaoya

JeKaren, a Black woman with short hair, wears red earrings, pink lipstick, and glasses with bright teal frames.

JeKaren Olaoya (she/her) is a life-long UU, poet, writer, mixed-media artist, and Death and Grief Doula who serves Beloved Conversations, a program of The Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard School of Theology, and the UUA Board of Trustees while attending Starr King School for the Ministry in the MDiv Chaplaincy program. As an earth-based African spiritualities practitioner with foundation in Christianity, she draws from the guidance of her ancestors for spiritual care.

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We light this chalice, here in the darkness of winter as we wait.

Chalice Lighting | By JeKaren Olaoya | December 13, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Advent, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Earth, Earth-Centered, Nature, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule, WorshipWeb, Worship

If you’re trying to build a worship service that's anti-racist and decenters whiteness, you start in one spot.

Leader Resource | By JeKaren Olaoya, Erika Hewitt | September 2, 2022 | From WorshipLab
Tagged as: #WidenTheCircle, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Anti-Oppression, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Leadership, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism, Worship Tips

We have to keep finding ways to widen the circle of care and concern.

Reflection | By JeKaren Olaoya | June 22, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Acceptance, Anti-Oppression, Hospitality, Identity, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism, Worship

I affirm that I am worthy of being good enough to touch hearts and souls, and connect others to Spirit.

Reflection | By JeKaren Olaoya | February 2, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Worship

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