Revs. Heather and Cathy Rion Starr are Co-Ministers of the Unitarian Society of Hartford. Rev. Cathy also works closely with Showing Up for Racial Justice, and Rev. Heather also serves as Consulting Minister for the Unitarian Universalist Parish of Monson, Massachusetts. Together, they co-parent an amazing, articulate 4-year-old and are expecting another child in February 2017.
Prior to returning to Connecticut (where she grew up), Cathy served as Minister of Social Justice at All Souls Church in Washington, DC, and in Oregon for two years before that. Cathy’s background is in racial justice and anti-racist organizing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cathy brings a passion for relationship-building, strives to hold complexity and contradictions honestly, and seeks more spiritually grounded justice work. Heather is a native-Oregonian and brings her fresh West Coast perspective to all-things-New England. She is a poet, a passionate people-connector, an avid reader, cook, and joyful campaigner for justice.
Both Cathy and Heather are graduates of Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California. They identify as agnostic and religious humanist/atheist, respectively, and would love to talk with you anytime about “nourishing spirit, building community, and working for justice” (their church’s mission statement, the succinct version) in the Hartford area!