Rev. Samaya Oakley

Rev. Samaya Oakley


ordination_logoWelcome – and thank you for your interest in learning more about, and exploring the possibility of making South Fraser Unitarian Congregation your spiritual community. Come join us for worship on Sunday afternoon or come participate in one of our community. I hope you’ll come see all that our congregation has to offer.

I believe that the task I am called to as your minister is fund, feed, nurture, nourish, legitimate and authorize a counter imagination of the world. This is done through preaching and worship for that is transformational, and with careful attention to our concept of knowing. I also believe that each one of us needs to be held in compassion and to hold others in compassion. My life experience has taught me that the more I can enter into relationships and my ministry, to walk with people with an attitude of compassion, a new way begins to open up so as to allow me to find a new way to live with grace, with Spirit, in this world. The inner light within me shines brightest when I step into compassion in all of my interactions. By allowing my light to shine brightest, I invite people to experience their own sense of the divine.

I joined South Fraser Unitarian Congregation as Minister in August 2016. Currently, I serve as the Secretary on the Executive for the Unitarian Universalist Ministers of Canada. I also am a co-chair of a task force of the Canadian Unitarian Council’s Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Reflection Guide – a task force that is in the midst of creating reflection guides for Canadian Unitarian congregations around issues of the Indian Residential School system and its impact. I have been involved in Unitarian Universalism regionally, nationally and continentally in Unitarian Universalism for over twenty years.

I am in preliminary fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association, having completed my studies at Vancouver School of Theology in their Masters of Divinity program. I consider myself blessed to have served as the Youth Program Coordinator at the North Shore Unitarian Church for close to fifteen years. I completed my clinical pastoral education unit at Vancouver General Hospital. My internship year was spent at the Unitarian Church of Calgary. I also hold certificates in Business Administration and Life Skills Coaching.

To get in touch with Samaya contact us or see her office hours:

Tuesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 15
10 am to 12 noon
Rev. Samaya’s Office Hours
Java Express
15090 North Bluff Road, White Rock