Rev. Mykal O’Neal Slack has spent the better part of fifteen years as a speaker, trainer, worship leader, community minister and congregational life coordinator in Unitarian Universalist and other faith and interfaith settings. After practicing law for six years, he discerned a call to a ministry that nurtures spaces where people can connect in ways that heal not harm, talk about and re-imagine church life that truly honors our whole selves, and make sustainable changes that are an outgrowth of spiritual practice, deep listening, and relationship-building.
Currently, Mykal serves as the Community Minister for Worship and Spiritual Care for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism, an organization and growing spiritual community committed to expanding the power and capacity of Black UUs, providing support, information, and resources to Black UUs, and justice-making and liberation through our faith. As part of this work, Mykal also serves on BLUU’s Organizing Collective Board of Directors, a working Board whose collective work is to breathe life into the vision and mission of BLUU and be in relationships with various constituencies to build and grow a Unitarian Universalism that centers Blackness.
He is also a co-founder of the Transforming Hearts Collective, a ministry that both supports spaces for LGBTQ people to access resilience, healing, and spirituality and resources faith communities and other groups for the work of radical welcome and culture shift.
Mykal, grateful for each moment of this life, is a Black Queer Trans Southerner, a spouse and parent, and an avid drummer.