Rev. Lee Marie Sanchez, Minister
"You are loved right here and right now, just the way you are. Each of us is on our own unique solo spiritual journey, and yet we are together. Welcome, and Welcome Home."
Rev. Lee Marie Sanchez ministerial service at UUFLB follows almost 30 years of experience as a religious professional, including as director of religious education, and as hospital-hospice chaplain. In fact, more than 10 years ago, she served as UUFLB’s Religious Education Consultant for Children and Youth! She received her Master of Divinity degree from Meadville/Lombard School of Theology in Chicago, one of two esteemed Unitarian Universalist seminaries in the country. Over the years she has preached in 53 Unitarian Universalist congregations, in three states.
Rev. Lee Marie loves the beautiful and welcoming spirit of our Fellowship, anchored by the beauty of Laguna Beach. Her life-long interest in diversity and interfaith issues matches UUFLB’s deep, and decades-long, involvement in social action, as well as our continuing interest in world religions. She has been involved in numerous social justice activities here, especially in her support for anti-oppression issues, immigration rights, and marriage equality.
Rev. Lee Marie believes that one can be Spiritual and Religious. Spirituality is the relationship one has with oneself, with others, and with that something more than us, called by whatever name you wish. Being part of a religious community brings us the connection, the support and the mutual caring we all need. We can do so much more together than we can alone.
She has many personal interests, including dancing, drumming, singing, listening to music, attending theater and concerts. She also enjoys the daily spiritual practices of mindful meditation and walking along our beautiful beaches.