August Virtual Forum Speakers
9am Sunday August 9, 2020
“Let’s Not Squander This Opportunity,”
With Anchorage Municipal Manager
Bill Falsey is the Municipal Manager for the Municipality of Anchorage. From July 2015 through October 2017, he served as Anchorage's Municipal Attorney. Previously, Bill served as BLM's Deputy Chief of Staff and clerked for Chief Justice Alex Bryner of the Alaska Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, Stanford University (B.S., Physics, with Minors in History and Political Science), and A.J. Dimond High School. Bill has been active in professional organizations and has served on a number of nonprofit boards, including Commonwealth North, ARC of Anchorage, and Alaska Common Ground. He and his wife, Jeanette, have two children.
9am Sunday August 2, 2020
Dr. Shirley Holloway, President
National Alliance on Mental Illness:
“Mental Health Issues in the Time of Covid-19”
Dr. Shirley Holloway is the President of the National Alliance on Mental Health Board of Directors. After the loss of her daughter to mental illness, Dr. Holloway found NAMI and has worked through it to improve access and quality of mental health services to underserved populations. Dr. Holloway served previously as Commissioner of Education and Early Development for the State of Alaska and now does education consulting through her business, Leadership for Excellence. Dr. Holloway's career includes being a teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing, speech pathologist, school principal, Superintendent of the North Slope Borough School District, and college professor. Shirley also has served as a Regent of Charter College, the President of Sheldon Jackson College, and as a board member for the Blood Bank of Alaska, the Special Olympics, the CIRI Foundation, and the Ilisagvik Foundation. She earned her Ph.D. at Gonzaga University.
August Virtual Worship Speakers
10:30am Sunday August 9, 2020
“How to Cross Over and Cross Back”
With Rev. Jacqueline Duhart
Pastor Jacqueline Duhart holds a M.Div. from Starr King School for the Ministry, a Certificate of Spiritual Direction from the Interfaith Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas.
For ten years she served in various ministry positions at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland; the last three years as their called full-time parish/interim minister. In June 2019, Pastor Jacqueline retired from parish ministry and now serves as a Spiritual Director and is Director of Spiritual Care for Starr King School for
Previously, Pastor Jacqueline served as a clinical social worker in the US Air Force for 21 years, including deployment to Oman during the Gulf War. She retired from the Air Force in 2000. She has also been a chaplain at the Federal Corrections Institute in Dublin CA; worked with the American Friends Service Committee, advocating to end the death penalty; and had a private practice in Anchorage, AK.
She and her family lived in Anchorage from 1990 to 2004, and we had the pleasure of their participation in AUUF during that time. As a licensed clinical social worker, she supervised masters level interns and conducted Critical Stress Debriefings with the Anchorage Fire Department. Pastor Duhart and her partner of 30 years now live in El Cerrito, CA, where she continues her relentless efforts to usher in radical inclusive love and genuine respect.
10:30am Sunday August 2, 2020
"Puzzling Out My Principles in Isolation"
Lisa Sporleder was first acquainted with Unitarian Universalism through her grandmother's old copies of Quest, newsletter for the UU Church of the Larger Fellowship. Lisa joined CLF in the 1980s. After moving to Fairbanks in 1989, she also joined UUFF in 2003 and has been an active member ever since. She has been president and vice president of the board and served ten years on the Finance Committee. She is currently on the Program Team, sings in the choir, acts as song leader when needed, and organizes the annual Progressive Dinner. With the exception of her two years as Board President, she's been editor of UUFF's monthly newsletter since 2003. Lisa has lay-led services nearly that long, and now presents the occasional sermon, too.