Faculty

Julie Taylor

Affiliated Faculty, Senior Director of Contextual Ministry
jtaylor@meadville.edu

I am honored to be part of Meadville Lombard’s commitment to developing ministers and ministries that ‘take into the world our Unitarian Universalist vision of justice, equity and compassion.’”

Rev. Julie Taylor is a Unitarian Universalist community minister specializing in pastoral & spiritual care, critical incident response, and community ministry. Julie is the Senior Director of Contextual Ministry and an affiliate professor at Meadville Lombard. In service to the community, Rev. Julie is a chaplain (Capt) with the New York Air National Guard and is a responder with the UU Trauma Response Ministry. An ordained minister since 2001, Rev. Julie has served UU congregations in New York City and St. Louis and volunteered with multiple crisis and disaster response organizations. A sought-after speaker and teacher, Julie has contributed chapters to several books on the subject of spiritual care and crisis and is on the national faculty of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Agitating, preaching, and working towards dismantling systems of White supremacy are key in Rev. Julie’s theology and work.

Rev. Julie shares these thoughts with us:

“Unitarian Universalism is in a time of discernment. The world is changing and we, as a faith and as faith leaders, have the opportunity to do the work to dismantle systems of oppression that keep us from living fully into our faith, covenants, and Principles. I am honored to be part of Meadville Lombard’s commitment to developing ministers and ministries that ‘take into the world our Unitarian Universalist vision of justice, equity, and compassion.’”