For those of you who missed it, we have an exciting announcement! High Street has found its next minister! Introducing Rev. Amanda Schuber and her family, who will be moving here and joining High Street in August. Here’s an introduction from Rev. Amanda:
“I tend to find introductions like this awkward, as I never really know where to begin. I am Reverend Amanda Schuber, my pronouns are she/her/hers, or anything said in love. I have lived in the deep South for most of my life and consider myself a dedicated Southern Minister. Currently, I live in the Huntsville, AL area with my wife, Wanda, and two of our three children. I spend most of my free time engaged as a taxi and sports mom extraordinaire for my two youngest children, Joseph (9) and Nora (11). Our oldest child, Samantha, and her husband, Cody, are stationed in South Dakota, serving in the United States Air Force. When not at the ball fields, our family loves to camp and hike all over the country. I am also an avid gardener, crafter, and theater patron.
I have served the UU world in various capacities over the last 27 years, including sitting on the Boards of EQUUAL Access, Interweave, and CUUYAN (Continental UU Young Adult Network). I spent two years living in Boston, working at the UUA in the Office of Congregational Fundraising. Additionally, I have been a Beyond Categorical Thinking facilitator since 2004 and have been privileged to work with well over 50 congregations in that time. Congregationally, I have held many positions, including social action chair, worship chair, and DRE.”
I am a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry. My call to the Ministry currently pulls me to the parish and trauma/chaplain ministry in the more distant future. I am an advocate for disability rights and visibility in the wider world and within our denomination. Specifically, I strive to create a welcoming and supportive space for those living with mental health challenges and their families.”
As we begin the process of ending our ministry together, a new one is getting ready to take root and blossom! Congratulations, High Street!
—Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan