SEUUMA, Southeast UU Ministers Association, Fall Retreat

November 8 - November 11, 2021

SEUUMA (Southeast UU Ministers Association) Fall Retreat.

This Fall, our guest presenter is Xan West. Xan considers herself a street theologian, a messy mystic, radical ritual holder, and a spiritual trauma healer.  She is mostly a black queer femme troublemaker. She is Director of Student Ministry at Trinity United Methodist Church where she enjoys inspiring resilience, preaching liberation, and decolonizing scripture.

In our registration system, select Church Retreats then select your SEUUMA Fall Retreat Package


Xan West,

 holds a Certificate of Spirituality & Social Change from the Pacific School of Religion. She was a 2016 Black Theology & Leadership Institute Fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary. In 2017, she facilitated a workshop on liturgical direct action for the Millennial Leadership Program at Union Theological Seminary.

She is currently a member of the Young Leaders Cohort for the Mystic Soul Project, which is aimed at diversifying and reclaiming ancestral contemplative practice. She is a member of Second Acts, a direct action group of Jesus followers and "feral Christians." She can be found teaching direct action trainings, often from a liturgical perspective; preaching around the Bay Area about Black Lives Matter movements and millennial black liberation theologies or tossing money changers out of temples.

Proud to have been born and raised in Oakland, Xan has over 20 years of experience in social justice movement work, mostly related to police accountability, queer rights, and community healing. Lately, she just spends as much time as possible with her infant son, Glory.


  • Program: November 8 - 11, 2021

  • Registration deadline: October 28, 2021


Attendance is open to SEUUMA members who are in good standing with the UUMA and have paid 2018-19 SEUUMA program fees

Registration Fee includes

  • Lodging

  • Meals

  • Use of assigned facilities

  • Participation in program activities

4 Days / 3 Nights Package (Monday – Thursday)

  • Adult: $255 per person, double occupancy

  • Adult: $360 per person, single occupancy (private room, no roommate)

  • Youth: $96 per person

  • Children: $60 per person

  • Toddler: Free

  • Caregiver: $96 per person

  • Sunday Night  or Thursday Night Stay-over available for an additional $65. No meals served prior to Monday Dinner or after Thursday Lunch.

  • Adult: 18+, Youth: 12 – 17, Children: 4 – 11, Toddler: 0 – 3

  • Caregiver housed with family

  • Youth and Children must be accompanied by a registered parent/guardian

  • Youth and Children are lodged with an accompanying registered parent/guardian

  • Private room, single occupancy, based on availability