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Members of the Article II Study Commission

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Becky Brooks smiles into the camera.

Co-Chair Becky Brooks

Becky Brooks (she/her) is a religious educator and writer, focused on creating resources for faith formation in congregations. She has served on the boards of the Liberal Religious Educators Association and Starr King School for the Ministry. She received her M.Div from Starr King in 2003. Becky is the co-author, along with Rev. Erika Hewitt, of Sparks of Wonder: Theme-Based Ministry for the Whole Congregation. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her two partners, two children, and two cats.

Rev. Cheryl M. Walker

Co-Chair Rev. Cheryl M. Walker

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

Commissioner Maya Waller

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.

Bust shot of Rob Spirko

Commissioner Rob Spirko

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

Commissioner Satya Mamdani

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

Commissioner Paula Cole Jones

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.

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