We are excited and overjoyed to share the news that Samuel Prince has joined the BLUU Organizing Collective Lead Team. Samuel’s long and varied work with the UU faith will serve BLUU well as we transition from a project based work team to a full fledged organization.
Samuel has long been involved with the work of BLUU from supporting us materially in our first UUA GA in 2016 all the way to serving on the BLUU Revival Planning Team this year. Samuel will make his official OC debut at the upcoming BLUU Revival being held in Kansas City, MO later this month.
Full information about Samuel can be found below:
Samuel’s years in professional ministry and the IT industry served a good pathway when he became involved with Unitarian Universalism after leaving the Anglican faith. This journey took him to Connecticut, where his focus was on Adult Religious Education (chair) and Anti-Racism. He served in leadership in both these areas at the Unitarian Society of New Haven and years later at the UU Church in Meriden, where Samuel also served on the Board of Trustees.
He became a member of the GRACE (Growing Racial And Cultural Equity) Team of the New England Region, leading congregations in AR/AO/MC (Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Multicultural) initiatives. And then relocated to Sandusky, Ohio, and made Oberlin UU Fellowship his spiritual base and served as Board President.
One of his joys was organizing one of the first gatherings of People of Color (POC) in the Ohio Mid-Atlantic District, when ARE (Allies for Racial Equity) held their gathering in Cleveland in 2014. He also served on the General Assembly Planning Committee and currently on the Unitarian Universalist Funding Program.