The Rev. Cheryl M. Walker is minister of the UU Fellowship of Wilmington, North Carolina, and served as President of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association from 2017 to 2019.
Maya Waller (She/her), 17, is a member of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, where she is active in the youth group and as a worship associate. She has preached at both her church and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua. Beyond her church she is engaged in her community in multiple capacities. As a Student Representative for the New York Civil Liberties Union, she has gone on lobbying trips and helped organize events. She is extremely involved in social justice events and programs in Rochester. She even co-lead two different protests with students in her school district. As a High school senior she is excited to be able to further discover her passions and the world as a whole.
Rob Spirko (he/his) is a member of the Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Maryville, Tennessee, where he has been active as a worship leader, religious educator, and board co-president. Rob has served on the Southern Region Adjunct Staff Team and as dean for the Southern Unitarian Universalist Leadership Experience (SUULE). He is involved with EqUUal Access and is a member of the Disability Caucus for General Assembly. He works as a Senior Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Tennessee, where he also serves as the co-chair of the Chancellor’s Commission for Disabilities.
Satya Mamdani (she/her), 16, is a member of the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis. She is highly involved at her church as a religious education teacher, worship associate and is active in both her BIPOC and senior high youth groups. When not at church, Satya spends her time at competitive swim practice or going hiking.
Paula Cole Jones is a life-long Unitarian Universalist and a Management Consultant with over twenty years of experience in designing and facilitating workshops and dialogues for leaders and organizations. She is an innovator of institutional change. In 1999, Paula founded ADORE, A Dialogue on Race & Ethnicity. She has conducted hundreds of group discussions and workshops across the country for faith organizations, community groups and government agencies. Her work includes being a leader in advancing the 8th Principle and the Community of Communities as practices for the Beloved Community. Paula is the author of a UU World Magazine cover story, Reconciliation as a Spiritual Discipline. She is also the editor of a Skinner House book, Encounters: Poems about Race, Ethnicity and Identity and a contributing author to three Skinner House books.