Rev. Marti Keller

Rev. Marti Keller has served as a Unitarian Universalist minister for more than 23 years, most recently as co-transition minister for the UU Church of Jacksonville, Florida in 2019-2020. Just previously she was the consulting minister for the Auburn UU Fellowship in Alabama through July 2019 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 spending more time researching, reflecting on and writing essays and immersion journalism, having spent the first 20 years of her professional life as a reporter and editor (graduate in journalism from University of California at Berkeley.)

She is also a published poet with Red Wool Socks and Dark Chocolate: A Life in Three Lines (Matrika Press, 2020), Thinking in Haiku (CreateSpace, 2017), 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.

She remains available as a UU pulpit speaker, virtually and, as it becomes possible, in sanctuary settings. [More About Marti]

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New Poetry Chapbook Available Now

Red Wool Socks and Dark Chocolate: A Life in Three Lines, in its attention to the objects and experiences in one's everyday life, affirms the sentiment that haiku and haiku-like short verses can find their inspiration beyond the realms of nature and seasonal themes. Informed by marvelous examples given at the North America haiku conference, this chapbook features culturally appropriate observations and reflections. This expansive approach to these brief, immediate verses offers a satisfying interlude between the ordinary and the sacred.

[Available on Amazon]

Latest Poem

From “Thinking in Haiku”

the trees are dimming
as they should in December
dogwood still gleams

– – – – –

I forgive the rains
whatever made the trees gold
has brought me some peace

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Rev. Keller is available for Sunday services, mostly remote.