Rev. Bill Sinkford (he, him, his) serves the First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon, as Senior Minister. He also serves as Affiliated Faculty at Meadville Lombard, on the Leadership Studies Teaching Team. Prior to his teaching role, he served on and chaired the MLTS Board of Trustees during explorations of
As UUA President (2001-2009), he was the first African American to lead a primarily white denomination. He also served as Interim Co-President of the UUA in the spring of 2017.
Bill earned his M.Div. at Starr King School for the Ministry (1995). His commitment to UU theological education is of long standing, as is his commitment to support persons of color who are called to UU religious leadership.