Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.

Julian Sharp

Senior Associate for Congregational Support

Julian Sharp joined the Development team at UUSC in June 2022 as the Senior Associate for Congregational Support. He serves on the congregational engagement team, working to strengthen relationships between the UUSC and UU congregations. Julian manages the Guest at Your Table program, UUSC Sunday, and other congregational philanthropic initiatives.

Julian has spent the last 15 years working in higher education and nonprofit leadership to build justice-centered sustainable communities. His career began as a community organizer for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, and later at MassEquality in Massachusetts where he organized for marriage equality. For the past decade Julian has served as the Director of Community Outreach at Sterling College, building relationships within the college and between the college and donors, foundations, government, and community groups. Julian was also a member of the faculty at Sterling, where he taught in the Environmental Humanities department. His courses included Community Organizing, Introduction to Race in the USA, Spirituality of Place, and History of Social Movements.

Julian is a graduate of Antioch College where he double majored in Peace & Justice Studies and International Relations. He earned a Master of Divinity at Pacific School of Religion, and a certificate in Higher Education Teaching from Harvard University. He has served as a board member of local and national organizations including the Unitarian Universalist Association, and the Living Legacy Project, an organization that leads civil rights pilgrimages in southern states. An avid photographer, Julian enjoys capturing landscapes and portraits alike. In his down time, Julian enjoys kayaking and hiking in the rivers and mountains surrounding Asheville, NC.