The Island School
With Rev. Deanna Vandiver, Guest Speaker, and Penny Brewer, Worship Associate
What does it mean to live a faithful life amidst constant change? Join Rev. Deanna Vandiver for a worship service centering the emergent nature of our faith, which proclaims that revelation is ever unfolding.
The Reverend Deanna Vandiver made a family-inspired move to the Pacific Region during the summer of 2018, after 18 years in New Orleans. Prior to her move, she served as Co-Director of the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal, whose mission is to service as a catalyst for social, economic, environmental, and racial justice through activism, community engagement, organizing, and transformational learning. Ordained by all 3 member-congregations of the Greater New Orleans Unitarian Universalists (GNOUU) in 2012, Rev. Deanna served as Community Minister for the GNOUU cluster. Prior to ordination, she served in many capacities as a lay leader, including Board President during the Federal Flood of 2005, Annual Pledge Drive chair, Religious Education teacher, and Social Justice team member. Rev. Deanna currently serves on the Committee for Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, and Multiculturalism (