Reverend Donna Dolham began as Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church’s settled minister in August 2020 after completing a two year interim ministry in Denton, Texas. She is honored to be called to this congregation and is eager to connect with both the A2U2 and wider community.

Rev. Donna holds a Master of Divinity with a certificate in Ethics and Justice and a focus on inter-religious dialogue from Andover Newton Theological School. Donna’s interests have engaged her in several immersion courses exploring Buddhism in Myanmar, Sufi practice in California and Multi-religious education in Israel. She also holds a Master’s of Social Work from Boston University.

Prior to attending seminary, Donna had a full time clinical social work practice in Coastal, Maine with a specialty working with Transgender and Gender Queer folks and their families. Since her early 20s, She has been involved in community organizing efforts to increase access to basic rights for people living on the margins. Her desire for infusing life with justice fuels her ministry and involvement in the development of opportunities for interreligious education, dialogue and collaborative organizing.

Rev. Donna shares her life with her spouse, Kate Perry, in Portland, Maine. You might find Donna weeding in the garden at A2U2 or walking to her favorite tunes!

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