April is Poetry Month! To celebrate it this year, we want to lift up the poets among our alums. Meadville Theological School, Lombard College, and Meadville Lombard Theological School, all share a rich history of poetry. As part of Poetry Month, we asked our alums to submit recordings of them reading their poetry so you can not just read their words, but hear their voices. To find more poets among our alums, go to the MLTS Library's Poetry Month page.
Rev. Theresa Soto serves as the senior minister of First Unitarian Church of Oakland, California, and the author of "Spilling the Light: Meditations on Hope and Resilience" (Skinner House, 2019). They also serve as co-chair of the Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee of the UUA, and co-vice president of Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM). Prior to pursuing ministry, Theresa had careers in education and law. Sometimes people ask what the connection is between those fields: simply that all three are different paths to making the world a better place.