Dr. Jabali Stewart

Jabali Stewart has been active in community movements here in Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest for several years.  He earned a PhD in Ethnomusicology from UW, and has worked broadly in the area of intercultural communication, and conflict resolution.  He has been affiliated with the Center for Ethical Leadership, and is trained in using the indigenous art of Peacemaking Circles for positive conflict resolution, racial healing, and achieving deeper understanding.  Jabali’s primary mode of communication is music, which he has practiced in one form or another for four decades. From singing in gospel choirs, glee clubs, and punk rock bands, to playing percussion

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Cheryl Brown, RE Program Assisstant

Cheryl was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and attended Auburn University.  She moved to West Seattle in 2005 with her husband, a Seattle area native, and their 2 daughters.  Since moving, her family has been active in the West Seattle community through school/PTA, soccer, dance, Girl Scouts and more.  Cheryl has 25+ years of experience in office administration and will be assisting Cynthia with the RE Program by tracking class attendance and registration, lesson preparation, etc.

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Rev. Dr. Mark Newton

Rev. Dr. Mark Newton is an ordained interfaith minister. He served our Congregation as our volunteer chaplain from 2003 – 2018.  Rev. Mark was given the title Chaplain Emeritus at the 2018 annual meeting. Mark has been a Unitarian Universalist since 1977. He is a retired organization development consultant, university professor, and corporate executive. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He lives in Seattle with his partner of many years and enjoys being a father, grandfather and avid boater.

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