Rev. Elizabeth Durant is a queer mom and ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.
Rev. Elizabeth currently serves as Interim Pastor at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (ELCA) in East Portland. She was a Minister at First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Portland from 2016-2019. Rev. Elizabeth is former co-chair of the Central Pacific Conference Justice & Witness Ministry Team and a certified facilitator of UCC Sacred Conversations to End Racism.
Rev. Elizabeth wrote for the interfaith blog, State of Formation, and her academic work on racial justice, biblical interpretation and interfaith collaboration has led to presentations at regional and national American Academy of Religion conferences. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Marylhurst University, where she graduated in 2013.
Supporting all people in naming the Holy for themselves, Rev. Elizabeth is especially passionate about the ways feminine words and images function to connect us to the Mystery. She co-led an interfaith women’s spirituality conference from 2009 to 2011 and edited an anthology of writing from the conference. Elizabeth’s publication credits include over two dozen literary journals and anthologies and a chapbook.
Rev. Elizabeth and her wife Sadie have two children and live in East Portland, where they are proud to volunteer with Parkrose School District.