Rev. Connie Yost

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About me

Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Clergy, activist, writer
Location Portland, Oregon
Introduction The Rev. Connie Yost is an ordained Unitarian Universalist community minister. She has served in community ministry for the last 20 years focused on social justice for the underserved and often invisible and forgotten -- poor, disabled, very young and elderly. Connie currently serves as President of the Board of Farm Worker Ministry Northwest, which advocates for farm workers as directed by its partners – PCUN United Farm Workers, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, Western Farmworker’s Association and other farm worker organizations as directed by the National Farm Worker Ministry, where she also serves as board member. She is the founder of Friends Stay Warm, a nonprofit ministry dedicated to supporting low-wage workers and immigrant detainees through cash assistance and advocacy. She serves on the Faith Labor Committee of Portland Jobs with Justice, supporting workers as they strive for more just working conditions. She is the Treasurer of the Oregon Poor People’s Campaign. Connie also serves as a trained spiritual director, preacher, teacher, activist, and minister of rites of passage. For her full bio, please see the blog post.
Interests Gardening, landscape design, hiking, travel, watercolor painting, cats, writing, reading memoir, music, Native art, theater, social justice activism for farm and low-wage workers, immigration justice, ending runaway inequality, facilitating The Soul of Aging, mountains, deserts, Indian reservations, turtles, attending fiestas, hanging with the ancestors, being present to those who suffer
Favorite Books Runaway Inequality by Les Leopold The Other Side by Lacy Johnson anything by Mirabai Starr