Loving Connections that Heal: Partnering for a Just Transition

How do we stop systems based in relentless extraction and move towards ways of being that heal and restore? Communities in the front lines of the climate crisis are leading the way towards the transformations necessary for our collective survival and flourishing. Join us as Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, president of UUSC, shares stories of the remarkable work UUSC partners are engaging in around the world with the support of our UUSC members.

You can watch this service live on YouTube or join us in person.

After 30 years in faith-based leadership, the Rev. Mary Katherine Morn joined UUSC as President and Lead Executive Officer in 2018. She has helped to grow a number of progressive congregations serving their members and the larger community.

Mary Katherine contributed to efforts for economic, racial, and social justice in Macon, Georgia at the Economic Opportunity Council/Headstart with the NAACP. She also worked deeply in the reproductive justice movement. In Nashville, Tennessee, she collaborated with the Interfaith Alliance and Industrial Areas Foundation. In Fairfax, Virginia, she worked with interfaith ministries addressing hunger and homelessness, collaborated with LGBTQI+ advocacy organizations, and served on the county’s homelessness task force.

Mary Katherine also served in volunteer leadership with the Unitarian Universalist Ministers’ Association and for four years as Director of Stewardship and Development for the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson serves as minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork on Long Island in Bridgehampton, NY. Her ministry and her preaching encourage us to connect to our most deeply held values so that we can live our faith in the world.

Before her ministry, Kimberly worked as a union organizer with the United Auto Workers (UAW). She continues to teach Women’s and Gender Studies at New Jersey City University.

The core of Kimberly’s ministry is faith formation—creating spaces and experiences for people to connect to the sacred and to express that connection in the world. In her teaching, Kimberly employs the theory and practice of popular education, facilitating the exchange and exploration of our knowledge and experiences to encourage deeper understanding and grounding for action.

Kimberly serves on the Organizing Collective Board for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU). She also serves on the board of the UU Women’s Federation (UUWF). She serves as vice president of the St. Lawrence Foundation for Theological Education. And is a member of the Steering Committee for UU Class Conversations, and the UUA Appointments Committee. She gets to work at the nexus of faith formation, youth ministry, and racial justice as a Program Leader with the UU College of Social Justice.