Carter joined us in the spring of 2023 as our new minister, on a half-time basis. She is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist from North Carolina whose calling to ministry is centered around building healthy and deeply connected communities that make space for people to share their gifts.

Carter has a BA in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School. As part of her training to become a minister, she served as the Intern Minister at the First Unitarian Church in Portland, and as Chaplain Intern at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Carter is especially passionate about UU Youth Movements now and historically, as well as the interfaith food justice movement, and comes with professional and research experience in each subject.

Carter serves Westside for two weeks per month, and takes the Amtrak from her home in Portland to do so. She has loved making a home in the Pacific Northwest, and looks forward to rooting down deeper here.