Rev. Marti Keller

Rev. Marti Keller is the affiliated minister with the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation and an independent consultant on congregational ministry. She has been both a parish and community minister, serving congregations in the Mid-South since 1998. She has been a guest speaker in many pulpits, including Dublin, Ireland, and San Miguel De Allende, Mexico.

Rev. Keller is endorsed by the Humanist Society as a Humanist Celebrant. Endorsed Humanist Celebrants are the clergy of the Humanist Society (American Humanist Association) and are authorized to both act as legal officiants at weddings and to conduct memorials and perform other ceremonial functions.

She is also a published poet with chapbooks: Prickly Pear (Farm House Press, 2009) and South/West (Shakespeare's Sisters Press, 2013). She is the co-editor, with Leah Hart-Landsberg, of Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism (Skinner House, 2014). She is also an author and editor of Faith of UU Jews, part of the welcoming pamphlet library of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Rev. Marti Keller is available to perform weddings. For those who are interested in the kind of services that reflect their own spirituality and religious beliefs, who want to avoid patriarchal and sexist words and symbols, who want to celebrate rather than solemnize their commitment, Unitarian Universalist services are ideal. [More About Marti]

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Rev. Keller to be Part of Sabbatical Ministry Team at Northwest UU Congregation

Rev. Keller is delighted to have been asked to be one of four ministers filling the pulpit while Rev. Terry Davis is on sabbatical from August 1 to Decemver 31, 2017, at the Northwest UU Congregation in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

"Providing quality Sunday services and support to staff during a sabbatical period is one of my favorite ministry roles since leaving a fulltime parish position," Marti says. "It is an honor to do this and hold a positive and constructive space for my colleagues so that they can fully appreciate this time of renewal and rest."

"I am especially happy to return to the place where I did my ministerial internship," she continues. "And a place where I have spoken regularly in the 18 years since I was learning to be an ordained and fellowshipped member of the UU clergy."

Work (Always) as Salvation - Yes, I have worked and am still working, under the presumption that it has significant meaning and purpose. But salvation through work? Beyond the money earned literally saving us from hunger and homelessness, what did it mean to our own religious forebears? And how does it continue to inform and shape us now?

Latest Poem

Beyond Executive Order

A rare Baltimore Oriole
has been spotted in Woodland Gardens.
The Sunday birders flock, binoculars poised.

Hummingbirds off their migratory path, or remembering last winter’s
feeders in backyard sanctuaries
Settle in.

Shall I take some comfort  in
sightings and sustenance for the
Otherwise unprotected.

Upcoming Speaking Events

Mar 05 2017
  • Mar
    UU Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende

    Posada De La Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15, Centro, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico

    Time: 11:30 am

Apr 02 2017
  • Apr
    UU Fellowship of Franklin

    89 Sierra Drive, Franklin, NC 28734

    Time: 11:00 am

Apr 23 2017
  • Apr
    Georgia Mountains UU Church

    439 South Park Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533

    Time: 11:00 am

May 14 2017
  • May
    UU Fellowship of Athens

    780 Timothy Road Athens, GA 30606

    Time: 9:00 am