Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan<br />Seminarian at Iliff School of Theology, one more year of courses; applying for Candidacy this Fall! I have worked with the Leap of Faith program for one year.<br />
My family: John Dunegan, Allyn (daughter, 9) and Aine (daughter, 2) and me…<br />
13 years in urban community colleges, working with low income, first generation college students and students with disabilities<br />TRiO Director, GOVT instructor, FYE instructor, Jail Program, FYE Coordinator, Orientation, Student Life Director<br />
I’ve been a member in three UU churches and been a regular visitor in many more.<br />
I have two degrees from UNT—one in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and a Masters in Public Administration<br />
My first job out of college was working as an organizer in low income HUD housing in Dallas; our goal was to preserve and improve affordable housing though tenant leadership. <br />
I have traveled to El Salvador with a group called Results to learn about microcredit programs for women and to Guatemala with UUSC to learn about fair trade coffee. I speak regularly to groups about both of these anti-poverty and empowerment strategies. <br />
Last year I became a master composter. This year my kids helped me work with Metro Care Ring to start a community garden that would help them teach about food, gardening and composting and serve as a gathering place for urban dwellers. Next year the whoe lot will be a garden!<br />
Spiritual practices<br />This summer some UU’s in Denver decided to train together for the Denver rock n roll half marathon…I joined and we shall see how that goes in October!<br /> I am also a trained facilitator for work in Parker Palmer’s formation retreats through the Center for Formation in Higher Education.<br />
Here, Heart<br /> <br />Greedy wild abandon:<br />Thievery, kind of.<br />Letting go of authority.<br /> <br />Search and loneliness:<br />Loose and wild escape,<br />Find companeros here.<br /> <br />Wisdom suggests: listen.<br />Attention everywhere: now, here.<br />Tradition discovered.<br /> <br />Lucidity:<br />Attention and discovery,<br />Found lovingkindness.<br /> <br />Everywhere,<br />Surfacing and diving.<br /> <br />Now:<br />Letting go and moving out,<br />Living out.<br /> <br />Here, heart:<br />Out loud,<br />Here.<br />I am also a poet…<br />
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