Guest Preacher Series 2021
2021 will be the year of visiting ministers! As part of Rev. Kathleen Rolenz’s work as your interim minister, she has invited guest ministers to the pulpit to expand the All Souls’ congregation’s experience of UU ministers currently in ministry. From January through May 2021, six guest ministers will visit All Souls. Take a look below for names, dates, and brief bios.
We are so looking forward to welcoming these ministers to All Souls Pulpit in 2021!
Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson
Sunday, January 17
Rev. Johnson, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of South Fork, also serves on the Organizing Collective Board for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU). She also co-chairs the UUA Appointments Committee, as well as sitting on the Steering Committee for UU Class Conversations and the UU Women’s Federation Board of Trustees.
Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kupono Kwong
Sunday, February 21
Dr. Kwong is the current ministerial credentialing director and previously congregational life staff for the UUA’s Pacific Western Region. He is also a program leader for the UU College of Social Justice and once served as the minister of the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, where President Barack Obama went to Sunday School as a child.
Rev. Elizabeth Buffington Nguyen
Sunday, March 21
Rev. Nguyen, a Midwesterner at heart living in Boston, is a Unitarian Universalist minister, the immigration bond coordinator with the National Bail Fund Network, and previously did faith-based justice work and youth organizing. She is passionate about progressive organizing in the Vietnamese American community, building power across prison walls, and feeding people, and is learning all the time about liberation, solidarity, courage, and cowardice.
Rev. Mykal O’Neal Slack
Sunday, April 25
Rev. O’Neal Slack is the community minister for worship and spiritual care for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU), an organization and growing spiritual community that provides support, resources, and care for Black UUs across the diaspora. He is also one of the co-founders of the Transforming Hearts Collective, an organizing ministry that helps create spaces of healing and spiritual resiliency for queer and trans/nonbinary folks and provides resources to congregations in the work of radical welcome and culture shift.
Rev. John T. Crestwell
Sunday, May 16
Rev. Crestwell, the co-executive minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (UUCA), is known for his entrepreneurial and creative approach to worship. An author of three books, contributing editor to more, and acclaimed speaker and worship leader, Rev. Crestwell is a self-proclaimed UU evangelist who has always been committed to working with and for the marginalized.