I have a diverse background in community building and leading spiritual exploration through theatre, food justice, gardening, restorative justice, and Unitarian Universalist congregational ministry.
After experiencing a call to UU ministry, I realized that I had been pursuing my calling through much of my work for a long time. Whether I was cooking and delivering meals to elders with refugee teens, facilitating Theatre of the Oppressed workshops with incarcerated youth and community members, or organizing antiracist workshops, my work was always motivated by the same calling: building community, nourishing meaningful spiritual reflection, and inspiring others to act in love. I began to see the web of sacred relationships in all of these callings. I began to see how we as people are always struggling through the joys and sorrows of life to try and find ways to experience our connection and interdependence with one another.
After receiving my calling to UU ministry, I earned a Masters in Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, and I was granted preliminary fellowship by the Ministerial Fellowship Committee in September 2019. My additional preparation for ministry includes two ministerial internships in UU congregations, one in Portland, Maine, and the other in North Andover, Massachusetts. I also completed a clinical pastoral chaplaincy program at Central Maine Medical Center.
I am a native of Providence, RI, and it was from my childhood experience growing up in an Italian-American community where food and community went hand-in-hand that I draw a deep commitment to the spiritual practice of the welcome table. My other spiritual practices include community gardening and swimming in the cool waters of the ocean when I am able.
I have been married since 2013 to my partner and love of my life, Abigail, who is a social worker, licensed trauma therapist, and wonderful new mama. We had our first child, Nicola, the love of our lives, in December of 2019, and are looking forward to finding a community to set down our family roots.
BS in Nutrition & AS in Culinary Arts 2011
Johnson & Wales University
Fellowship & ordination
September 20, 2019
February 2, 2020
UU Fellowship of Corvallis, OR
Assistant Minister for Religious Exploration 2018-2019
North Parish of North Andover, MA
Allen Avenue UU Church of Portland, ME
Ministerial Intern 2017-2018
Ministerial Intern 2015-2016
Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, ME
Chaplain Intern 2015
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