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New minister for Granite Peak

Rev. Karla Brockie

Rev. Karla Brockie

After many months of searching, the Granite Peak UU (Unitarian Universalist) Congregation believe they have found the perfect minister to help carry on their mission of love and equality for all. She is the Rev. Karla Brockie, a woman who began by helping to heal bodies and then went on to minister to souls. You are invited to come hear her speak beginning Sunday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. Granite Peak is at 882 Sunset in Prescott. For more information, go to www.Prescottuu.org or find them on Facebook.

When she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, the Rev. Karla began a career of practicing occupational therapy in the San Carlos Apache Reservation, and then joined the Peace Corps as an OT therapist in Antigua. While there, she met her husband, a British volunteer. They were married and she returned to Britain with him, where she completed her master's degree and taught occupational therapy for six years before returning to the U.S. She has a son, Daniel.

Looking for more meaningful contributions to make, the Rev. Karla joined the religious education program in her Tucson UU Congregation and soon became the director of Lifespan Religious Education. She helped establish a campus ministry program for the University of Arizona and Pima Community College. After intensive classes at the Meadville Lombard Theological School, she was ordained on April 17, 2011, by the UU Congregation of northwest Tucson, where she became authorized to perform weddings and memorial services. She recently was happy to perform some of the first legal same-sex marriages in Arizona.

While wearing her clergy collar, the Rev. Karla joined demonstrations in Phoenix against the SB1070 immigration law that severely limits basic rights, and also in Tucson, grieving the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and many others. In Raleigh, N.C., she marched in Moral Monday demonstrations against oppressive legislation.

For questions or directions, call 928-541-0000.

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