Speaker: Rev. Lori Staubitz

Rev. Lori Staubitz has an undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Recreation from SUNY Brockport, New York and obtained her Masters of Divinity at Virginia Union University School of Theology, a traditional African American Theological School in Richmond, Virginia. As an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, Rev. Lori holds dual Fellowship as both a Parish Minister and Minister of Religious Education. Lori has been serving congregations professionally for over 20 years. In addition to her ministerial experience, she has a background in leadership development, social justice work and pastoral counseling.
Rev. Staubitz continues professional ministry with Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion N.Y for a monthly worship service, and is a minister for the Central Eastern Region of the UUA Targeted Ministry Program. In addition, she serves as a mentor for developing ministers. Her tenure includes ministry with the UUA Office for Advocacy and Witness; co-founding minister with the UU Congregation of The Chesapeake, Faculty/Chaplain for the Mountain Retreat Center in Highlands N.C. and leadership development for a wide range of congregations in Virginia and New York state. As a lay leader she co-founded the Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Austin Texas.
Lori lives with her husband Ward on their family farm in Western N.Y. They grow organic fruits and vegetables for family and friends and enjoy kayaking, hiking and music. Other interests include serving as vocalist and guitar player in the band “She Sings”. All proceeds from the band’s gigs go to Celebration Forest- a tree fundraising effort developed by Rev. Staubitz to enable more tree planting across the globe. The children’s book “Little Nut” was written by Rev. Staubitz to raise funds and awareness of our need to reforest right where we are. You can access more about information at Celebrationforest-org.com