Alicia Forde (she-her-hers)
Rev. Alicia Roxanne Forde serves with the Unitarian Universalist Association as the Professional Development Director, Ministries and Faith Development. Rev. Forde embodies a passion for growth and learning and as such, places a high priority on “formation as a life-long vocational practice” in her ministry. In addition, she believes that collaboration and partnership are at least two of the keys to healthy community. Accordingly, she frequently partners with the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association and various UUA staff members in the areas of Health and Wellness, Mentoring, Intercultural Competence, Leadership Development, and Retirement.
Through her work with clergy whose congregations have a history of conflict, she has developed a profound appreciation for ministerial authority, self-care, boundaries, and the crucial importance of collegial connections in establishing sustainable and healthy ministries. Many of her current projects focus on strengthening clergy connections as a spiritual practice for developing resiliency in ministry.
Her previous roles with the UUA brought her in contact with congregations seeking to deepen their multicultural ministries. She has led numerous workshops, with Unitarian Universalist congregations across the country, on anti-racism/anti-oppression/multiculturalism. Though she no longer serves in this role, her passion for Love and Justice remains. She readily offers her gifts as a public speaker at events that seek to shine a light on injustice and make an appeal for a faith-based response.
As a community member, Rev. Forde currently serves as a member of the Out Boulder County Board, and once served as an O.A.S.O.S volunteer, on the board of Boulder’s Bent Lens Queer Cinema, and the PFLAG Boulder Chapter Board and Minister in Residence at the First Universalist Church of Denver.
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Rev. Forde currently lives in Longmont, Colorado and misses her home of origin dearly. She identifies as a queer, immigrant, cis-woman of color who enjoys building community, hiking, and spending time with her partner.