At an inspiring ceremony on Saturday the 19th, beloved former UUJAZ team member Sky Williams-Tao was ordained into ministry at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix.
Sky Williams-Tao is the former Queer Faith Worship Coordinator at UUJAZ, where they helped to create queer-centering worship services in partnership with Equality Arizona. Previously, Sky worked as a Ministerial Intern at the First UU Society of Syracuse, NY and on Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray's campaign for UUA President. Sky grew up in Arizona and considers it home. They currently live in Scottsdale with their husband Andrew. They are passionate about UU ministry, justice and healing for survivors of sexual/domestic violence, and watching cartoons. They left UUJAZ to serve West Valley UU Congregation.
You can share in the joy of Sky's ordination through the video below. UUJAZ Executive Director Janine Gelsinger appears at about the 16:28 minute mark, speaking about Sky's justice-centered ministry. Sky's particular call is toward misconduct in congregations, supporting the healing of those who have borne the brunt of ethical transgressions, particularly anti-trans behaviors.