Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe

Full name: Rev. Sunshine J Wolfe

CER Congregational Life Staff

Central East Region in Congregational Life


Telephone: (317) 448-3818


Telephone: 3174483818

Rev. Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe

Rev. Sunshine J. Wolfe is Congregational Field Staff for the Central East Region serving congregations in western Pennsylvania and across Ohio. Ghe hails originally from Indiana where ghe learned to sing, dance, and cause trouble- the social justice kind. Ghe is currently a member of TRUUsT (Transgender Religious professional Unitarian UniversalistS Together) and DRUUMM (Diverse Revolutionary Multicultural Ministries).

Sunshine is committed to helping congregations become the healthiest versions of themselves so that they can do their important work in the world. Ghe has served many congregations throughout the country first as Spiritual Development Director at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson. Ghe served as intern minister at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Cleveland, OH and then completed a Chaplaincy Residency at Indiana University Health Hospitals. Ghe has also served as Interim Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Montgomery, AL, First Unitarian Church of Alton, IL, in the St. Louis metropolitan area and May Memorial UU Society in Syracuse, NY. During gher service in Alton, Sunshine was active with the resistance movements in Ferguson, MO. Before seminary, Sunshine worked for five years as a Case Manager with homeless adults searching for employment in Tucson, AZ. Sunshine has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA.

Sunshine enjoys silliness, board games, music of all kinds, and thunderstorms. Ghe particularly likes to go hiking, color mandalas, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where a small handful have gone before. In other words, ghe’s a science fiction geek with a specialty in Star Trek.

Sunshine identifies as genderqueer and transgender and uses any third gender pronoun including they/their, ghe/gher, and zi/hir.

From Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe

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In an ever-changing world, our congregations need to be innovative with grounding in the needs of today and of the future. How do we remain relevant to the needs of changing times and changing generations?...

By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | April 21, 2024 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Building Community, Children's Faith Development, Membership in Congregations

In this short YouTube video, Rev. Sunshine Wolfe shares some strategies for dealing with worship disruptions. Additional resources for congregations who want to do more:UUA Safer Congregations PageKeep the Trolls Out: Zoom Bombing Update 2023Threats from Without, Care from Within 210 - this is a...

By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | December 11, 2023 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Safe Congregations, Worship

Anticipate and plan for how to respond to violent threats, vandalism, doxxing, and other forms of intimidation and harassment.

Training | By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | October 21, 2023 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Trauma and Disaster Response

In the past year, we have seen a marked increase in safety incidents in our congregations and communities. Incidents have ranged from individuals protesting during worship, spam emails acquiring money and information, zoom bombing, armed protests of churches, arson, physical threats, and more....

By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | October 2, 2023 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Safe Congregations, Social Justice

Unitarian Universalist congregations and communities across North America have long engaged in opportunities to learn about and build anti-racist communities. Many in the Central East Region have participated in a long list of programs.

By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | May 8, 2023 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Anti-Racism

Congregational leaders have been reaching out with concerns around safety both in person and online as tensions increase in some areas of the country. This blog will address some of those concerns. Rev. Sunshine Wolfe speaks about these issues in this short YouTube Video....

By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | April 10, 2023 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Safe Congregations

Have you noticed that you forget things more now than you remember doing before? Or perhaps you have communicated events and decisions in your congregations or communities and folks insist they have never heard it before? I am sure you can think of other examples in your life, family, or the...

By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | September 19, 2022 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Communication, Support and Caring in Congregations

It's important to understand that our faith communities have gone through a traumatic experience, and that is having an impact on our physical and mental functioning.

Video | By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | March 18, 2021 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Building Community, Covenant

A confluence of events has come together to create a season of potential miscommunication, reactivity, and disconnection.

By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | December 14, 2020 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Change & Conflict, Staffing & Supervision

Friends, we are in the heart of an overwhelming storm. None of us are operating at full capacity. Most all of us are exhausted. Here is some advice.

Webinar | By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | December 4, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19, Change & Conflict, Pastoral Care

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