I have some exciting news. Just about a year and a half ago, I came to UUCM to be your Intern Minister. We have grown to get to know each other and have shared aspects of our lives in our beloved community.
When I came to UUCM I introduced myself to you as Intern Antonia. As I have grown in my understanding of myself, that name does not fit who I am.
Allow me the pleasure of reintroducing myself to you. I am Intern Ali Bell-Delgado, my pronouns are xe/xer/xers or they/them/theirs. Not only do I have a new name, I am starting hormone therapy. In the next few months, you may notice changes in my voice and possibly in my appearance.
I have experienced many wonderful moments of growth with our congregation. This is one more facet of my growth.
I am happy that I am starting this next part of my journey with you. I look forward to sharing my naming ceremony with you in the near future. If you’d like to reach out to me my email address is
firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach out to the internship team at
In faith and abiding love,
Intern Ali Bell-Delgado