img_20150119_121444“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” -Muhammad Ali

Being an active and engaged member of a community, whether as clergy or laity, has been a big part of my life. From well before I entered ministry, community service  and volunteerism in general were social contributions I saw as essential. Whether marching on Washington ( which I have done a number of times) or serving children, working with incarcerated children and adults, working with rape survivors, in UU RE settings, in community justice programs – I consider service to the community “the rent I pay for my room here on Earth.”

Here’s a timeline including some of my community involvements:

Community  Leadership & Engagement – the Rev. Audette Fulbright Fulson

  • Police Citizen’s Advisory Council (present)
  • Cheyenne Interfaith Council, President – 2013-2015
  • Cheyenne Interfaith Council, VP – 2012 – 2013
  • Roanoke Area Ministries, Board – member, 2001–2002; VP, 2002– 2004; President,  2004–6
  • Roanoke Valley Minister’s Conference – VP Programs, 2005; President, 2006–7
  • YWCA Board, 2005–6
  • Teacher, Community High School, “Comparative Religions”, Public Speaking (2005–6)
  • Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition, community partner (2006)
  • Woman of Achievement in Religion, 2003 – awarded by the YWCA
  • United Religions Initiative, Asheville, NC (1998–2001)
  • Representative UU minister for NC Council of Churches steering committee – 1 of 2 (1999 – 20010
  • Facilitator, Asheville-Buncombe County Vision Project, Asheville, NC (1999)
  • Hospital Chaplain, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, CA (1998)
  • Prison Chaplain, Napa Valley State Mental Hospital, Napa Valley, CA (1998)
  • Clinical Interviewer, Clemson, SC (1992)