Rev. Marti Keller
Rev. Marti Keller is the affiliated minister with the Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation and an independent consultant on congregational ministry. Prior to this she was the associate minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, focusing on social justice, denominational work, small group ministry, and adult education. She has been both a parish and community minister, serving congregations in the Mid-South since 1998.
Rev. Keller has recently been 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 act as legal officiants at weddings and are authorized to conduct memorials and perform other ceremonial functions.
She is the immediate past president of the UU Women’s Federation and a past president of the Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness. She is a member of the boards of the Society for Humanistic Judaism and the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta. Additionally, she serves on the Coalition Council for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and the Ministerial Leadership Network of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.
Her undergraduate degree was in Journalism, and she spent more than 20 years in print and cable television as an arts critic, reporter, and columnist. Her education and training in communications and public witness were employed for a dozen years as Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Planned Parenthood in California. She served as executive director of two other non- profit advocacy organizations focusing on women and children, and was the first public policy coordinator for the Rural-Urban Network in Georgia.
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).
Contact her at email@example.com.