Speaker: Rev. Kristina Spaude
The Rev. Kristina Spaude is a native of NE Ohio, having grown up in the suburbs of Cleveland and then spending about 20 years in Kent. The congregations of that whole area are very special to her, having shaped so much of her ministry with their love and support.
Rev. Kristina is coming to Florida by way of Pennsylvania, where she worked as a Staff Chaplain for Geisinger Medical Center (a Level 1 Trauma and Regional Medical Center) in Danville. Prior to that, she completed a Chaplaincy Residency and Fellowship (2016-8) at the Northeast Ohio VA Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Serving our nation’s veterans continues to be important to her.
Rev. Kristina also served as a part-time Director of Religious Education (2013-5) with SouthWest UU Church in North Royalton, OH, and Intern and Sabbatical Minister (2014-6) for the First UU Church of Youngstown, OH (UUYO).
She is a graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School (2016) and previously a graduate of Kent State University (history and French and Russian Translation).
Among Rev. Kristina’s passions are intersectionality, working to dismantle systems of oppression, sexuality education, community-building (including timebanking), theology, sciences, linguistics, history, and especially learning. One of her favorite current practices is cross-stitching. Her happy place is being in water and she loves to swim. Occasionally, she also runs.
Rev. Kristina is delighted to serve as the minister of the UU Church of Tarpon Springs and is looking forward to meeting you!
Note: Service will be preceded by the 9:30 Discussion Group. This week’s topic is a summary of the recent Lake County Conservation Symposium held at Trout Lake Nature Center, thanks in very large part to several of UUCLC’s members.
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