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Julie Taylor

Senior Director of Contextual Ministry
jtaylor@meadville.edu

“I am grateful and excited 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 critical incident response, community crisis and pastoral care. Julie is an affiliate professor at Meadville Lombard and has been an adjunct professor at Starr King School for the Ministry and Eden Theological Seminary. Julie serves as a chaplain (Capt) with the New York Air National Guard and on the board of the UU Trauma Response Ministry. An ordained minister since 2001, 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. Agitating, preaching, and working towards dismantling systems of White supremacy are key in Julie’s theology and work. Currently, Julie lives in St. Louis and Chicago with wife, Laurel, and their two children.

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 grateful and excited 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.’”