Rev. Christe Lunsford is the interim minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne, IN.
Their ministry, grounded in a deep and abiding belief in collective liberation, focuses on anti-racism/anti-oppression. They aim to deepen the understanding that both the individual and the UU community have within our liberal religious faith and what role we can play in the wider community. They believe that the most effective way to change the world is by living authentically, transparently, and with radical love and acceptance.
Christe, a non-binary/trans-masculine person, is keenly aware of the privilege they have in appearing to others as a white man, while also experiencing marginalization in today’s society. They seek to consciously lift up voices from the margins in all aspects of congregational life including worship, music, social justice activities, and religious education/exploration.
Christe is committed to serving the larger faith community as a member of the UU Ministerial Association (UUMA) and as the Lead Organizer of the recently established UUMA Trans/NonBinary Chapter. Additionally, they currently serve on the UUA Appointments Committee, the UUA Advocates program for Congregational Life Concerns, the Board of Trustees of the Association of UU Music Ministry (AUUMM), and the Board of Trustees for the Church of the Larger Fellowship.
Christe currently lives in Fort Wayne, IN with their partner and their Australian Shepherd, Blue. They have two adult children and enjoy historical dramas, documentaries and podcasts, woodworking, gardening, and travel.