The Rev. Mary Margaret Earl has served as Executive Director and Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry for 8 years. In this ministry, she has worked to strengthen bonds between Unitarian Universalist churches in the suburbs and Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood where the UUUM operates. During her time at UUUM she has helped to shepherd an extensive restoration of the First Church Roxbury meetinghouse, Boston’s oldest surviving wood frame church building. No longer home to a congregation, the space is being transformed into an event venue that serves the community of color in Roxbury and highlights the artistry of Roxbury, while also preserving the historic integrity of the space. Her background is in social justice. She has served on the Faith in Solidarity leadership team and the Roxbury Cultural Network. Prior to her arrival at the UU Urban Ministry, she spent 10 years at a faith-based nonprofit in RI serving the homeless community, She is past president of the Board of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, recipient of the Heroes of Faith Award from the Rhode Island State Council of Churches for her interfaith work, and received a Courage of Conscience award from the Peace Abbey in Sherborn, Ma. She is a longtime vegan committed to standing up for nonhuman animals.