Marta Varee Pearson, MS Unitarian Universalist Speaker & Trainer
to Business Owners & Executives to Teachers, School Staff & Administrators as well as Individuals, Couples, Parents & Foster Parents throughout New England, in the Midwest and on the West and East coasts.
“My recovery from childhood sexual abuse was a hard won war against
depression, lack of life skills & fear.
Only battles with loneliness, isolation & spiritual disharmony remained to be won.
They were conquered when I experienced my first UU Celebration of Life Service
& they remain a foundation that allows me to live an Extraordinary Life."
"I passionately want to share that ability with others.”
Marta made multiple appearances as a trauma recovery expert on
national and local television and radio programs.
She has been a member of Unitarian Universalist congregations in four states
(Kentucky, Maine, Washington and Florida) during the past 35 years.
"A Black American, I grew up in northern Indiana. After several years residency in Louisville, Kentucky
I attended my first Unitarian Universalist service and knew within weeks that I was born a UU in search of a church.
I have been a member of three UU churches previous to here in Tampa: Kentucky, Maine and Washington state.
In addition to providing sermons/messages and workshops in my home churches and others I have served as:
Board Member, newsletter editor, greeter/usher, choir director
and teacher in both children's and adult Religious Education/Exploration programs.
I have also been a Chair or member of committees and groups that include:
Minister Search, membership, hospitality, building & grounds, finance, fundraising, stewardship and others.
After residences in the Mid-West, Border-South, New England, & the Pacific-Northwest
I have become a permanent resident in Florida, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa.
I joined UUCT soon after my move to Tampa in 2011.
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve.
It is my sincere hope and desire to share my gifts and provide service to your congregation."