The Goodloe Memorial UU Congregation Welcomes Our New Minister, Rev. Christina Leone Tracy
Christina Leone is a native of Texas and has also lived in Memphis, Tennessee and Chicago, Illinois. Christina has served as a Director of Religious Education at Neshoba UU Church in Memphis and at the Third Unitarian Church of Chicago, and was a Student Minister for the Open Circle UU Fellowship. Christina has her M.S. in psychology from the University of Memphis, and she earned her M.Div. in 2011 from Meadville Lombard Theological School, a UU seminary in Chicago. She currently serves as the Faith Development Minister at the UU Church of Annapolis (and has done so since 2011) in addition to her service at Goodloe Memorial.
Christina has been a Unitarian Universalist since college, and loves her “chosen faith” because it calls her beyond herself, in connection to others and to the larger world. Christina especially loves the freedom AND responsibility that comes with our tradition, and she loves being a “UU Evangelist”, spreading the good news of Unitarian Universalism! Theologically, Christina considers herself a Pantheist, understanding the Holy to be the universe itself.
Christina created the "Wonder Box" tool which is now widely used in UU congregations, and has written two UU curricula-- "URUU," a UU identity curriculum for 3rd-5th graders, and "UU Values and the Hunger Games," a curriculum for 6th-8th graders based on the wildly popular book and movie series.
Rev. Christina and her husband Brian live in Hyattsville with their baby son Nevan and their two dogs, Zoe and Rudie!