Viola Abbitt is a candidate for the Unitarian Universalist ministry and a recent graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School. She just finished a two year internship at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield in Massachusetts. Viola currently serves on the Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association and is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (NY) and the Church of the Larger Fellowship. Prior to pursuing a career in ministry, Viola worked as an attorney in the public service for over 20 years. She currently lives in upstate New York. (August 2019)