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 Thinking in Haiku (CreateSpace, 2017, available from and 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 Begin Consulting Ministry at Auburn UU Fellowship

Rev. Keller will be the consulting minister for the Auburn Alabama UU Fellowship, beginning August 1, 2018. Priority will be given to them for Sunday preaching, but there are still some pulpit openings.   Contact Marti

Rev. Keller’s Latest Poetry Book Now Available

Thinking in Haiku (CreateSpace, 2017) uses the structure and form of haiku to capture both the natural world and contemporary everyday events: scooping coffee, visiting the eye doctor, hanging curtains in a gentrifying apartment. Rev. Keller has come to "think in haiku," viewing and commenting on the world around her in a stripped down syntax, translated into this poetic genre — in what has become a powerful spiritual practice.

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Call the Midwives: Feminist Saints - A tortured vocation over the centuries, fought for by women who I believe deserve what we might call secular canonization. They've been around since the start of human history: in 16th century Europe, elder females who were called Good Sibs, the original word for gossip, recognizing the function they served as community news bearers and literal life savers.

Latest Poem

Subway Ablutions
  1. Manhattan bound train
    She applies her mascara
    all the way in.
  2. On another train
    Another year, she re-braids
    Twists her thick dark hair.

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