Piedmont UU welcomes lesbian pastor
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Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church, in Charlotte’s University City area, is welcoming a new pastor.
Rev. Robin Noelle Tanner, 26, is a graduate of the University of Rochester and Harvard Divinity School. She and her partner, Stephanie, have already moved to Charlotte.
“I am honored and excited to be called by a congregation who believe in the power of love to heal and transform our world,” Tanner said in a release.
Tanner was raised with the teaching of both Jesus Christ and Buddha. She says she discovered Unitarian Universalism while in college and that it felt “like coming home.”
The congregation unanimously approved Tanner’s call. She says she is excited to serve.
“Although in some ways an unconventional minister, I believe in the potential for our churches to once again take up the conventional role of the church: to transform, challenge and heal,” she said. “If you want a church that asks you questions rather than gives you answers, that asks you to stand on the side of love instead of fear, that believes progress is a good word, then come join us.”
Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church is located at 9704 Mallard Creek Rd. To learn more, visit puuc.org.
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