Reverend Dr. Clyde Grubbs
The Reverend Dr. Clyde Grubbs became our contract minister in 2017. He most recently served as Interim Minister at Cambridge UU Church.
Rev Grubbs is a Unitarian Universalist minister who has served congregations in Indiana, Quebec, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida and California. He is married to Michelle Walsh, a Unitarian Universalist community minister who teaches at Boston University. Together they lead a community ministry called Tuckerman Creative Ministries for Justice and Healing.
Rev Grubbs is Indigenous Cherokee, which informs his spiritual understanding and practice, and his anti-racist and anti-oppressive commitment. He has spoken extensively on the Doctrine of Discovery and participated in leading the UUA in repudiation. He has been involved in the New Sanctuary Movement in Southern California, contributing to organizing coalitions in support of indigenous migrant workers in Florida, California, and Arizona, including for the 2012 Justice General Assembly in Arizona. Presently, Rev Grubbs works with the United American Indians of New England around efforts to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day and building solitary with indigenous movements to defend Mother Earth.
Rev Grubbs has been a member of the Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) for sixteen years and served as one of its co-presidents in the past. DRUUMM is the People of Color organization of Unitarian Universalists. He has served on the Unitarian Universalist Minister's Association Executive Board as its portfolio holder for Anti-racism, Anti-oppression and Multiculturalism. He has worked for peace, justice and equality since he was in the Unitarian Universalist youth movement, Liberal Religious Youth. He served three years as an at-large member of the UUA Board of Trustees. Before entering the ministry, Rev Grubbs worked as a community and labor organizer.