Ruth E. Hinkle

I delight in creating community, whether it’s in person or online. The common thread in all of my work is facilitating connections between people, ideas, and organizations. Click around to see what I do. Better yet, drop me a note at I’m looking forward to talking with you.

Recent Posts

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What if we wanted bridging youth leaders to continue their work?

Hazel Gabe wrote a beautiful love note to Unitarian Universalist young adults everywhere. It’s full of tenderness, love, pain, and...

Ruth at General Assembly

Beyond Bridging: GA Talks

I am thrilled that I had the opportunity to present at General Assembly (GA), the annual gathering and business meeting...

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Silver Linings in Golden, Colorado

Annie Gonzalez recently wrote a spotlight piece for the Blue Boat blog on a young adult ministry in Golden, CO....

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Crossing the Bridge: UU Young Adulthood

Hey there. It’s been a while since I asked “Where have all the youth gone?” Since that post, I’ve had...

Where have all the youth gone?

Where have all the youth gone?

I never expected to feel like an outsider in my own congregation. Yet after I bridged (graduated), out of youth...