Testimonial 1

Rev. Katie has been Associate Minister at Cedar Lane Church for the past several years. I am very impressed by her ministry. She can do it all! Her sermons are thoughtful, engaging, and wise. Her ability to blend her Latinx Heritage with her command of Spanish and English is outstanding. She has helped me navigate the sometimes difficult path of being a POCI leader in a predominantly White congregation. She is a warm and friendly person and works well with everyone.

– Ai Ling Louie

Testimonial 2

Katie is such a beautiful soul. When I think of a strong female, someone who always does the right thing, someone who always knows the right thing to say or what you need to hear, when I think of an exemplary human being, I think of Katie. It is because of this that I asked her to be the minister of my wedding. She exemplified what I wanted in life as a young woman and a new wife, and I couldn’t have chosen a better person to join my husband and I in marriage.

Katie was thorough in her preparation for our special day, accommodating of what we wanted in the ceremony, and excited to be part of this huge commitment and beginning of our lives together. I cannot say enough good things about her and am so thankful she was part of our special day! Thank you Katie!!

–Pam Abirached

Testimonial 3

I have known Katie as a friend & fellow church member since I was in high school, just about to transition to college. Along with my educational transition, I navigated my selfhood with her at my side, coming into my truths. She has been an amazing friend and mentor, someone I could watch growing into her own voice as a Worship Associate (lay leader) on select Sundays. As I transitioned from a local community college to a local university, she was right there with me – this time as a Community Minister. Our paths have gone alongside each other – from career/skill sharing in Public Relations, from a friend to mentor/community minister, and so much more. She is one who helps you become who you really are and waits with you until you see it in yourself. She will be an amazing partner and contribution to any community, group or organization she wants to be part of.

–Allie Carville

Testimonial 4

Rev. Katie has been a pillar of ministry from the moment I met her (before she was actually a minister). She is a picture of calm, grace, compassion, and courage. If I had to choose one thing that comes to the forefront about Katie’s ministry it is that Katie will always help you shoulder the load be it joyful or sorrowful. She will show up over and over again for those she loves, and anyone else who needs her support. Katie lives deeply into her calling and her vision of a world made whole. Her ministry is the very essence of radical love.

– Rev. Jo VonRue

Testimonial 5

I met Katie as a fellow congregant and thought she was wonderful then, just as a person and fellow mom. As I became a religious educator, I watched her go through seminary, absolutely pouring her heart, mind, and soul into the work. Now that we are both serving congregations in a professional capacity, Katie is an inspiration and anchor. She’s someone I turn to when the work is both heavy and confusing and she is always present in the moment, listening deeply and reflecting before offering her insight. I cannot stress enough how important her ministry is; she does much to urge our faith ever onward toward justice and equity. Not to wax melodramatic here, but our faith tradition is lucky to count her among our clergy, truly.

— Jenn Blosser, DRE

Testimonial 6

The Rev. Katie Romano Griffin is truly blessed with a deeply pastoral heart, a compelling and inspiring leadership style and a creative spirit that emanates all that she does. Rev. Katie radiates a ministerial presence with a heart of leadership that is collaborative and always oriented towards justice and our collective liberation. And on top of it all, Rev. Katie shines as an administrator and organizer, with a superb attention to detail and consistent follow through. Rev. Katie is absolutely a gem as a colleague.

— The Rev. Rebekah Savage, Senior Minister at the UU Congregation of Rockville and Co-Chair of the UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee

Testimonial 7

Katie has been a trusted adviser to me for over 12 years now. She has always been a rock to call when I felt things were falling apart. She has supported me through battling my weight, through post-partum depression, through things I didn’t even realize I needed help for. Her diverse approach to all aspects of healing, both clinical and metaphysical, provide a flexible path to finding the best way for you to heal, no matter what the struggle is!!”

— Amber Pitt

Testimonial 8

Chaplain Griffin joined the Parkland Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, US Air Force Auxilary in 2019 with great success. “Rev Katie” is wholly accepted plus liked by the cadets as our Character Development Officer, an intellectually sharp colleague with officers, and an interesting knowledgeable professional in emergency services. She accomplishes all of these things with compassion and joy.

— Lt. Col. Guilford Queen, Civil Air Patrol

Testimonial 9

Katie is one of those people I knew only briefly but will carry forever in my heart. Katie was still in seminary when we met, carrying a load that would have crushed most humans, with seeming ease and grace. It was a difficult time for our congregation and I often felt where I was supposed to be encouraging and uplifting Katie, she was ministering to me. Katie listens to the voice of Spirit and faithfully follows. Her compassion and empathy for all beings is an example I strive to follow. She is always on the side of love.

– Midge Magstadt

Testimonial 10

I met Katie when she was an intern at the UU Fellowship of Charlotte County. I was impressed with her confidence, knowledge, and heart. As part of her “intern team”, I watched her grow and support others as she was completing her seminary training. It was such a proud day, and I was thrilled to participate, in her ordination. She now serves at the UU church that I grew up in, starting at age15, in Bethesda Maryland. I am so impressed with what she is doing- love watching her do creative and innovative services at my original home church as well as what she does for social Justice in downtown Washington DC. She is an amazing person and a beautiful minister!! In my church in Tucson, we often use inspirational words she has written!! She is a gift!

— Mary Holly Allison