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Welcome Sally Elesby!

We welcome Sally Elesby as our newest member of First UU church. Sally, we are delighted you’ve found your spiritual home with us.

Sally was born in Abilene, Kansas to Delaware Valley/Philadelphia parents; grew up in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; married and moved to Fairfield County, Connecticut in 1963. After having 3 sons, she divorced and moved to L.A. in 1988 to pursue an MFA in Painting at Art Center College of Design. She lived there for 18 years before moving to Oakland, California in 2006. In 2018, she pursued an MFA in Poetry in the Low Residency Creative Writing Course at Pacific University.Sally tubed down the Brandywine River in 2018 and began to long for “Home.” She spent the next summer (2019) in Wilmington, and chose to move from Oakland on January 19, 2020 (two months before the Covid Shutdown).

She began attending 1st UU of Wilmington at Christmastime 2021 after viewing the Happy Hanukkah sign on Route 202.