The Ministerial Internship Committee is pleased to introduce Antonia Bell-Delgado as our newest ministerial intern at UUCM!
Antonia’s pronouns are Xe/Xer/Xers. Here is a link that is helpful (https://www.mypronouns.org/they-them). Xer preferred name is Antonia.
Beginning in September, under the guidance of Revs. Anya and Scott Sammler-Michael, Antonia will bring xer vivacious and loving self to our congregation as they prepare to live xer calling as a Unitarian Universalist minister.
Antonia is a first-year seminarian at Meadville Lombard Theological School in the Master of Divinity program. Before xe began xer theological studies, Antonia had an extensive career in social work, helping some of the most challenged and diversely in-need populations. Xer work ranged from individual and family clinical counseling to program and facility management and grant writing. Xer excelled in community outreach and the development of community relationships.
Antonia has been a Unitarian Universalist for twenty years. After moving to Delaware, First Unitarian Church of Wilmington became xer home church. At First U, Antonia found xer voice to answer xer call to ministry. They have been steadfast in their support of Antonia as their sponsoring congregation as xe traverses this path.
Antonia’s foundational tenant of faith is xer belief that we are in covenant with each other to maintain interconnectedness and elevate humanity by working together towards our common betterment. Xe was immediately drawn to UUCM’s commitment to social justice activism and spiritual exploration.
Antonia is a mother of two children, Kerri and Everett, and the step-grandmother of one granddaughter, Yamariz. Antonia and xer wife Carmen also share their love with their family dog, Cuddles.
Antonia’s internship will be on a part-time basis for two years. In addition to joining Sunday services, xe will be available for office hours and will have regular meetings with xer Internship Supervisor, Rev. Anya, as well as the Internship Committee (Kathryn Counsell, Wil Hylton, Charlotte Hunter, Dana Moore, Pat Patrick, Jo Ponticello, and Craig Rush). Antonia is very excited to be a part of our community, and we are thrilled to have xer.
Please join us in welcoming Antonia to our congregation!