Reverend Sangye Hawke is a recent graduate of the progressive Unitarian Universalist Seminary, Starr King School for the Ministry of Oakland. Sangye also received the Bodhisattva Vow in Karma Kagyu Buddhism in 1994 and is also devout practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. Sangye received their call to Unitarian Universalist ministry while working as a historic cemetery preservationist in the city of Santa Cruz, California. It was here Sangye discovered and repatriated over 11 Unitarians buried there, discovering their role in the history of that community. In early 2021, after receiving her/their Master of Divinity, Sangye was welcomed into Fellowship by the UUA and ordained by two congregations, each part of California’s history: the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County, California. Sangye also identifies as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous Person of Color) and serves as an active member of Diverse & Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM).