Rev. Julie Taylor specializes in critical incident response, trauma, and disaster spiritual care. A Unitarian Universalist Community Minister in final fellowship living in St. Louis, Julie serves as a chaplain with the New York Air National Guard (Captain) and as an adjunct professor at the Starr King School of Ministry, Meadville Lombard Theological School and Eden Theological Seminary.
During the 9/11 recovery, Julie was a chaplain at St. Paul’s Chapel at the World Trade Center site and has continued to respond to local and national crises including floods, building collapses, fatal shootings and airline disasters. Since joining the Unitarian Universalist Trauma Response Ministry in 2007 as a responder, Julie also serves as a trainer and board president. In addition, Julie has been a member of the Hudson Valley CISM Team, Disaster Chaplaincy Services and a volunteer EMT with the Central Park Medical Unit.
Julie is a contributing author to books such as Disaster Spiritual Care: Practical Clergy Responses to Community, Regional and National Tragedy, Creating Spiritual & Psychological Resilience: Integrating Care in Disaster Relief Work, Mass Fatalities: Managing the Community Response and Learning to Lead: Lessons of Leadership for People of Faith. In addition to writing, Julie is a sought after speaker and trainer in the areas of crisis intervention, congregational responses to disaster and preparedness. Julie is a Board Certified VA Chaplain through the National Association of Veterans Administration Chaplains (NAVAC).