Guest Speaker on June 30, 2019

Fenwick Broyard, recently graduated from Vanderbilt University Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity and will soon begin a doctoral program in theology at Emory University. Mr. Broyard also holds a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Georgia and a Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University, located in his native city of New Orleans.

Prior to leaving for Vanderbilt, Mr. Broyard was Executive Director of the Athens non-profit Community Connection, and for the Athens Land Trust developing and directing the Community Agriculture Program.

On Sunday, June 30, Mr. Broyard invites us to an understanding of how the church may be the catalyst and harbinger of a new social order, grounded in a humanistic interpretation of the “kingdom of heaven” preached by Jesus and John the Baptist.

Guest speaker on August 4, 2019:

Rev. Duncan E. Teague, Lead Minister and founder, Abundant LUUv Ministries

Before pursuing professional ministry, Rev. Duncan E. Teague had a career in HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, and research coordination in Atlanta, GA. He was ordained by the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Congregation of Atlanta and credentialed by the larger UU Association in 2014. Teague leads an emergent congregation in the West End community of Southwest Atlanta, Abundant LUUv Unitarian Universalist Ministry. He worked at Georgia Equality as Faith Outreach Consultant with the former Freedom to Marry organization for the 2015 Georgia legislative session. He is a member of the UU Ministers’ Association’s Committee on Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression and Multi-culturalism (CAROM).

This past legislative session of the Georgia House of Representatives, Rep. Park Cannon, District 58 along with nine other representatives signed House Resolution #290 commending Teague for his 20 plus years of HIV/AIDS work. This was initiated by the Counter Narrative Project.

Teague is a published writer and senior member of the performance poets, The ADODI Muse; A Gay Negro Ensemble.  Duncan lives with his longtime companion and husband, David Thurman, a semi-retired neuro-epidemiologist with the Emory School of Medicine, and the National League Against Epilepsy.