Roddy Biggs is a Middle Tennessee State University student finishing their bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies before pursuing seminary in the fall of 2021. They study and work towards ordination in UU ministry. Roddy is currently a member of the First UU Church of Nashville. They are a worship associate, a lay minister on the pastoral care team, and serves as co-chair for the Social Justice Ministries at the church. In addition to the work in their local congregation, Roddy is serving in an Academic Internship for the Unitarian Universalist Young Adult Revival Network, is on The Board of Directors for Unitarian Universalist Mental Health Network, and works as a lay-speaker on Sunday mornings whenever they have the opportunity to do so. Roddy has a passion for speaking on topics that have historically been left out of religious spaces, including topics of mental health challenges, queerness, and multiracial identities, and is planning to continue such vocation and advocacy as they continue their education and enter into lifelong service in Unitarian Universalist faith communities.
Here is a recording of his sermon on Suicide.