UUPP 002: Young Adults, Amber and Luke Scott – Paths To Our Future

Sharon Marrell hosts UUperspective podcast with Amber scott and Luke Scott Youth in the UU community

Amber and Luke Scott

Now young adults, Amber and Luke Scott whose home church is the UU Church of Kent, are as Luke says, “home-grown UUs.” They have grown in their church being active in various  youth groups, committees and conferences.

They Experienced:

Youth retreats that revealed intense issues that gave them a better perspective and motivation for justice through intellectual discussions. This helped them to deal with challenges

Having beliefs challenged and being mindful of the inherent worth and dignity of others.

Inspired by:

their Grandfather and other peers,

What’s the vision for the future of the denomination?

Amber: Diversity of worship experiences is important along with navigating the needs of everyone. Luke: More personal connection and intellectual stimulation is needed in the age of social media.

What’s in their future?

Roles related to youth programs? church board participation? Religious Education?

Amber Scott

Amber is a 28 year-old UU living in Columbus, Ohio. She is finishing her  third year on the Planning Committee for OMD Summer  Institute, and is also serving on this year’s steering committee for Opus,  the annual continental UU young adult spiritual retreat. This summer  Opus is being held in Ohio! Amber spends half of her working life in the office of the nonprofit Secular Student Alliance, and half in a Whole Foods Market kitchen. Outside of work Amber spends most of her time riding her bicycle, performing in a local burlesque troupe, and learning trapeze.

Favorite Quote:

from the song Thanksgiving Eve by Bob Franke:

What can you do with your days
But work and hope
Let your dreams bind your work to your play
What can you do with each moment of your life
But love til you’ve loved it away

Contact info:

OMD Summer Institute 2015
July 12-18, 2015

Opus 2015: Summerfest
August 19-23, 2015

Luke Scott

Luke, like his sister Amber, grew up attending the UU Church of Kent. He now lives in Columbus, Ohio and works at Cardinal Health in Human Resources. and still keeps in touch with his network of UU friends from Ohio Meadville District youth conferences as well as the youth and young adult programs at OMD Summer Institute. Luke is a graduate of the Ohio State University class of 2013 and enjoyed the months following his graduation in Yosemite National Park and at Heavenly ski resort in Lake Tahoe before returning to Columbus.

Favorite Quote:

“Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality.” —John Muir


Columbus UU Young Adult Facebook Group –  use for casual UU meet-ups, potlucks, etc.

OMD Youth Adult Committee page – youth events in OMD that were so beneficial/influential growing up

OMD UU Young Adult Network Facebook Group – current OMD district-wide events, etc.

Contact Luke:



Final Credits: music thanks to

“Carefree”, “Open Those Bright Eyes”, “Sweeter Vermouth”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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