Mr. Barb Greve

Chair, Board of Trustees


Barb Greve earned his Masters of Divinity at Starr King School for the Ministry in 2007 and was awarded Master level Credentialed Religious Educator in 2011. He currently serves as the developmental director of lifespan religious education to the Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek, CA. Barb has served as interim director of religious education to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Atlanta, GA, interim/consulting director of lifespan religious education to the Unitarian Society in Newton, MA and interim director of religious education to the Unitarian Society of New Haven in Hamden, CT. He has served as intern minister to Arlington Street Church (Boston, MA) and Church of the Larger Fellowship, both of which are Unitarian Universalist congregations. Prior to seminary Barb served as Program Associate in the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations’ Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Concerns from 1995 – 2005. In that time Barb preached and led workshops on issues of sexual orientation, gender identification, race, and ability.

Barb is the co-founder of TRUUsT (Transgender Religious professional Unitarian Universalists Together), a tri-founder of the Guild of Interim Religious Educators (GIRE) and a past president of the North Atlantic Regional Liberal Religious Educators Association Chapter. Barb has served on the UUA’s Music Leadership Credentialing Committee and is the past-Dean of Star Island’s Lifespan Religious Education Week long conference. He currently serves as Vice-chair on the Starr King School for the Ministry Board of Trustees.

He is a trained OWL (Our Whole Lives) facilitator for grades Kindergarten through 12th grade, Beyond Categorical Thinking Trainer, Youth Advisor Trainer, Renaissance Module Trainer and Social Justice Empowerment Trainer. Barb was an instructor with GOAL (Gay Officers Action League), New England.

He collaborated on the creation of the UUA’s 2nd edition of the Welcoming Congregation Handbook and is co-author of Living the Welcoming Congregation.

Barb is the publishing editor of Crossing Paths: Where Transgender and Religion Meet (UUA). He is also a contributing author in GenderQueer: Voices from Beyond the Sexual Binary (Alyson Press), Homosexuality & Religion: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press) and Women: Images & Realities, A Multicultural Anthology (McGraw Hill).

Barb is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist and the child of a Director of Religious Education. Barb is a lapsed classical bassist, former home brewer, and a New Englander at heart.