We are pleased to welcome Rev. Aubra Love this summer while Rev. Ellen Jennings is on Sabbatical. Rev. Love is an authorized minister whose standing is held in the Potomac Association of The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ. A graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Rev. Aubra comes to the Central Atlantic Conference from the Southeast Conference, in her hometown of Atlanta GA.
She recently completed a term as Acting Associate Conference Minister of the Potomac and Chesapeake Associations. Rev. Love was ordained in the Southern Conference, 25 years ago, as the first cross-racial pastoral appointment to a white UCC congregation.
A social entrepreneur and retired commercial banker, Rev. Aubra Love is the founder of The Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute, a national educational ministry that brought the voices of the historic Black Church to the public policy arena in partnership with the US Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Office, mainline denominations, and state domestic violence coalitions. She provides culturally competent training to institutions, faith-based organizations, and social movement collectives with a lens toward the politics of gender, spirituality, and sexuality.
She is a pastor and preacher, author and gardener, ethicist and grandmother, lifelong movement worker and daughter of Civil Rights Movement foot soldiers dedicated to literacy action and Black voter registration in the southeastern states of North America.