Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe
Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe is the settled Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson. Rev. Bethany grew up in the metro-Boston area and moved to the desert in 2018. Previously, Rev. Bethany has served congregations in New York and Massachusetts in ministerial and social action staff roles. She lives in midtown Tucson with her husband, baby, dog, two cats, and four chickens.
Ren Manning is the Co-Director/Director of Education at BorderLinks, a Tucson nonprofit organization that facilitates educational immersion experiences which explore the root causes and impacts of border and immigration policy, and move people to action. Previous work includes organizing as the Field Director for an AZ State House race, Social Justice Coordinator at Granite Peak UU, Instructor at Prescott College, and Researcher for Todd Miller's book, Empire of Borders. Experiences within international struggles for freedom in NYC, Guatemala, Chiapas, and Maasailand, Kenya have influenced their moral, ethical, political, and spiritual orientation. In 2016, Ren collaboratively established a full ride scholarship for undocumented students at Prescott College called Freedom Education Fund, and in 2018 helped form a Yavapai County deportation defense network, Keep Prescott Together. Ren grew up in Silver City, NM and has lived in Arizona for 10 years. They are currently in Tucson with their partner, friends, and magical cat. Ren co-founded the Preskitt Drag Cabaret Troupe; when not organizing for migrant justice, they can be found making art, dancing, and performing drag.
Grace Huang Ditsworth (they/them) serves as an IT Project Manager at Northern Arizona University, a university in Flagstaff, Arizona on Navajo, Hopi, Havasupai, Kaibab-Paiute and Hualapai ancestral land. Previously, Grace has worked in undergraduate career services, massage therapy, mobile application development, and post-award grant administration. Grace grew up a "Third Culture Kid," moving around internationally due to their family's work with the State Department, then spent a long stretch of their youth in Tempe, Arizona and their young adulthood in southern California. They now consider Flagstaff, Arizona home, where they live with their beloved cat Raja, surrounded by chosen family. They are most passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues, inclusive lifespan sex education, and sex worker's rights. During restful moments, they can be found in the kitchen concocting experiments, tormenting their senior cat, and enjoying long, solitary hikes.