Tyler COles

Our Intern Minister, Tyler Coles (they/he) began serving at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church in August of 2019.

Tyler is a Southern-raised native of Roanoke, VA. They hold a bachelor of arts in history and religion from Roanoke College and a master of divinity from Vanderbilt University. Inspired by the good news of Unitarian Universalism, Tyler is a Candidate for the Ministry with interests in community worship and justice-making. This work includes interfaith organizing, supporting young adults, the facilitation of LGBTQ+ spirituality communities and continuous efforts toward “creating the Beloved Kingdom on earth.”

Tyler also serves as the communications co-chair of Diverse & Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM). DRUUMM is a People of Color ministry and anti-racist collective bringing lay and religious professionals together to overcome racism through resistance and transform Unitarian Universalism through multicultural wisdom.