WELCOME REV. MARGALIE BELIZAIRE

WELCOME REV. MARGALIE BELIZAIRE

We held each of you in our hearts and minds as we spoke with ministers and conducted interviews. We are convinced you will feel the same connection with and affinity toward her as we did.

Rev. Margalie:

  • Nurtures connection, authenticity and risk taking
  • Is passionate about providing pastoral care and growing a lay team around it.
  • Brings new, creative ideas on how to worship together
  • Is a gentle, open, and capable presence in pastoral care
  • Has a laugh that “resonates throughout the church”
  • Is experienced with managing staff and collaborating with people of from all walks of life
  • Brings experience guiding, leading and supporting volunteer teams
  • Acknowledges the importance of cultural competency and helps people explore how their own culture drives their assumptions
  • Encourages us to befriend our fears and just “go with it”
  • Will encourage adult spiritual development where we can each share a piece of the spiritual whole in exploration

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Since 2018, Margalie has worked as a Ministerial Intern at the Unitarian Church in Westport, CT while being a learning fellow at the Church of the Larger Fellowship based in Boston, MA. Prior to that she served as a worship associate and OWL facilitator at the Unitarian Society of Hartford in CT.  In 2001, Margalie earned an MSA from Central Michigan University and her MDiv in 2020 from Meadville Lombard Theological School.

Margalie has volunteer work experiences in various capacities with the Immigration Community Support network in New Haven CT and the New Haven/ Leon Sister City Project.

Be sure to ask Margalie about her vast amount of experience in the nonprofit sector or her work as a project developer for Habitat for Humanity International in Zambia. In addition to being an organizing collective board member for BLUU, Margalie is a member of DRUUM.

In First Unitarian choir tradition, Margalie revealed her favorite dessert is walnut chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven and her favorite piece of music is India Arie’s “I am Light.”

Link to Rev. Margalie’s website.

We look forward to welcoming Rev. Margalie in August!