The Homeland of Another People

Weaving various forms of storytelling, guest Kia Bordner will encourage reflection on who we are in relation to others, ourselves, our families, our ancestors, our planet. Our guest soloist for this service will be Kia’s son, Rile Grant, an accomplished young adult musician. Rev. Theresa Soto and Journey Toward Wholeness also are part of the worship team.

Kia Bordner is the granddaughter of Juan Crisostomo Renteria of the Tigua people of Ysleta del Sur; Maria Teresa Baca, whose nation has been lost to colonization; the Monteverdes of the Yaqui peoples; and the Meiers of Germany. She is the mother of four adult children: Elizabeth, Sarah, Julia, and Rile.

She is currently the SALT (Spiritual Activists Leading Together) Program Interim Coordinator with the UU Justice Ministry of California. Kia is a founding member of the Circle of Hedge, an emerging faith-based community. As a Co-President of the Council of the Ministers of Colour Chapter of the UU Ministerial Association, she shares liaison duties with Rev. Theresa Inés Soto. Currently, a member of the PSWD Board, Kia has previously served as the General Assembly co-coordinator for DRUUMM (Diverse Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries).

At the First UU of San Diego, Kia is Chair of the Nominating Committee; one of the leads of the Family Advisory Board (FAB); an anchor of the Journey Toward Wholeness (JTW) Core Team; member of the 8th Principle Discernment Team; and a youth advisor. Kia’s pronouns are She/Her/Hers & They/Them/Theirs.

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