We look forward to the service of guest Rachel Carter this Sunday July 7th. Ms. Carter serves as ministerial intern at the Eau Claire UU congregation, and is a third year seminary student at Iliff School of Theology. An active advocate regarding Post-Traumatic Stress, Military Sexual Trauma and invisible disabilities, Carter has served as a broadcast journalist assigned to Armed Forces Network-Korea as well as the Wisconsin National Guard. She describes herself as mother, wife, military veteran, a person with multiple disabilities, advocate and spiritual seeker. Spiritually, Carter notes that she has been “exploring a Quaker identity” in her ordination process with the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Having just attended the national UU General Assembly in Spokane WA, Carter shared the experience of her life altering identity change and how Unitarian Universalism influenced her journey towards healing and ministry, and also ways we can enhance our efforts as UU congregations to be inclusive and accessible.