Board of Directors
Sue Craig - Board Chair
Sue has been a UU since she was nineteen. Active in church, she has been a part of fundraising (service auctions), on care committees, and very active in social justice in several UU Churches. She was the President of the Board at the UU church in Fullerton and now serves on UUCE's Nominating Committee. Sue has been active in Social/Environmental justice activities in several UU churches over a 25 year span. She is currently working on issues of political corruption by advocating for a 28th Constitutional amendment saying money isn't speech/corporations are not people, and Health Care for All Oregon, as well as working to defeat the LNG Pipeline and Jordan Cove Terminal.
David e. Delk
First Unitarian Church, Portland
David Delk is a long time member of the Economic Justice Action Group of the First Unitarian Church and is President of the Eastside Democratic Club. Concerned that Supreme Court decisions mean the demise of our democracy, he is the national co-chair of Alliance for Democracy and local co-president. He founded the local chapter of Move to Amend, advocating for a 28th constitutional amendment. In 2006 he was one of the chief petitioners for Measures 46/47 to allow campaign contribution and expenditure limits in the state of Oregon. He is retired from the Housing Authority of Portland.
Wy’east UU Congregation and First Unitarian Church, Portland
Barbara has a background in statistics and market research. In Portland, Barbara and her husband joined First Unitarian Church (1985-2014). She has participated in many ways (RE teacher 1990-1991, Unitarian Choir 1995-2008, participant in Connections, UUSC committees). She is a member of End New Jim Crow/Healing Our Justice System Committee, and is the Mt. Hood Cluster of Congregations representative for Wy’east. She is a member of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Public Policy Committee, 2011 to present.
Rogue Valley UU Fellowship, Ashland
Dave Hyde is a retired manager and real estate broker. Since retiring he has devoted himself to social justice issues with special passion for Move to Amend. He was involved with Move to Amend in Florida, and in Oregon he is the Lead Organizer for Jackson County. He is also a member of the national Move to Amend Political Action Committee and his local Interfaith Move to Amend Caucus. He hosts a radio program called “We the People”. In his spare time he is part of the leadership of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now, Citizens for Peace and Justice, and the Rogue Valley chapter of Pachamama.
Wy’east Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Portland
Barbara Smith-Thomas has been involved with Oregon UU Voices for Justice since the first organizational meeting in Salem in April 2009. She currently serves as the treasurer of ORUUVoices. She serves because she believes that we amplify our voices and encourage each other when we act together. Barbara is a member of Wy’east UU Congregation in Portland, OR. A retired mathematician and computer programmer at universities and in private industry, Barbara brings a unique view of the world and impressive quantification skills.
Rev. Katie Larsell - Executive Director
Lead Ministerial Advisor, Eastrose Fellowship UU, Portland, Affiliated Community Minister
A Unitarian Universalist for 20 years, Katie recently was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister. She is interested in what brings diverse people together around a shared goal. In her neighborhood she was involved in the politics of change as a School Board chair for Parkrose School District and as co-chair for a unique community/City of Portland Partnership, the East Portland Action Plan, which advocates for equity in East Portland and brings together neighbors from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds. Her employment history is in Industrial Engineering and she has fundraising experience chairing a capital gifts campaign.
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