I am a candidate for ministry in the Unitarian Universalist faith. This spring I will complete my M.Div. at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California and I hope to be settled this fall in my first solo ministry. My life's work focuses on disrupting the lingering effects of colonialism on modern culture. Specifically, I am commited to: liberating faith and spirituality from biases that stem from exclusively privileged world views; exploring healthy concepts of how people experience their bodies as expressions of their lived experience; and working to counter the social oppression that is entrenched in traditional Western economic models. Upon graduation, I will also receive a Certificate in Sexuality and Religion for which I have studied and worked closely with leaders in LGBTQ communities and youth in sexuality education. I see my ministry developing out of my long held belief in the shared beauty and power of human bodies and I believe that the ability to make healthy, informed choices and decisions about our bodies is at the heart of the divine gift of human life.
Born in New York City and raised in Framingham, Massachusetts, I attended Princeton University where I majored in English Literature and Creative Writing. Early on, I pursued a performing arts career which allowed me to travel around the globe working as a cruise director. Ultimately, I had the great fortune to appear in the original Broadway company of Ragtime the Musical. You may also recognize me from the popular P90X workout series. Fitness and wellness continue to be an integral part of my life and inform my exploration of a Theology of Embodiment
Ministerial calling is in my blood. My paternal grandfather, Rev. Jacob A. Dyer was ordained as a Baptist and then United Church of Christ minister. My mother, Edwina Weston-Dyer, received her M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and pursued community ministry in the Boston area. I am proud to continue this family calling as a Unitarian Universalist through my writing about anti-colonialism, racial justice, sexuality and gender identity.