Guest Speaker Information
During Rev. Eskildsen’s time away from UUFA (March 2017 – July 2017), a variety of guest ministers and other speakers fill the Sunday worship schedule.
Tom Camp is a curious person seeking spiritual wisdom through study of theology, comparative religion, Yoga, Enneagram, psychotherapy, music and travel. He has listened to many people as a pastor, psychotherapist and spiritual guide, and he appreciates his experiences of a variety of spiritual approaches. He is married to Lacy for 44 years and they have two sons and three granddaughters. He birthed the Samaritan Center for Counseling and Wellness in Athens, writes for the ATHENS BANNER HERALD, teaches at University of Georgia, teaches Yoga, and presents workshops and retreats. (Mr. Camp will speak on March 5th).
Before pursuing professional ministry Rev. Duncan E. Teague, a native of Kansas City, MO, had a career in HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, and research coordination in Atlanta, GA, his home since 1984. He was ordained by the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Congregation of Atlanta and credentialed by the larger UU Association in 2014. Teague is leading an emergent congregation in Southwest Atlanta, Abundant LUUv Ministry. He worked at Georgia Equality as Faith Outreach Consultant with the former Freedom to Marry organization. He is a member of the UU Ministers’ Association’s Committee on Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression and Multi-culturalism (CAROM). In Georgia House Resolution #290, Teague was commended for his more than 20 years of HIV/AIDS work. He was Saturday morning preacher at the 2016 UU General Assembly, served as the Friday chaplain at the 2016 Southeastern UU Summer Institute (SUUSI), and was chaplain for the 2016 SE Winter Institute in Miami (SWIM). He is also an inductee in the Board of Preachers of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International College of Ministers and Laity. Teague is a published writer and senior member of the performance poets, The ADODI Muse; A Gay Negro Ensemble, since 1995. Duncan lives with his longtime companion and husband, David Thurman. (Rev. Teague will be speaking April 2 and May 7th).
Rev. Roy Reynolds is now retired from 26 years of UU ministry in the roles of settled, consulting, and accredited interim ministry. He lives in Dunwoody, GA, with his life partner, Jean Lamer. As his “retirement career” Roy has taken up a new venture: the development and teaching of Companioning Circles (a new, deeply soulful form of small supportive group). He will be co-leading his first retreat on Companioning Circles at the Mountain this coming August. (Rev. Reynolds will be speaking March 26, April 9th, and June 4th).
Rev. Marti Keller – Prior to becoming a fellowshipped Unitarian Universalist minister almost 20 years ago, Marti Keller was a critic, reporter, and editor covering the arts and popular culture for daily, weekly and monthly magazines. She also served as a social justice advocate in the arena of reproductive justice and family policy. Currently she resides in Atlanta, GA and is the minister with the UU Women’s Federation, whose mission is to advance justice for women and girls and promote their spiritual growth. Rev Keller is also a published poet and blogger: www.revmartikeller.com (Rev. Keller will be speaking May 14th).