Mary Mangione Gear is a Unitarian Universalist minister who was ordained in February 2018. Mary is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California and currently serves as the Acting Assistant Minister at First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon. She completed her chaplaincy internship at the Oregon State Hospital, where she continues as a volunteer chaplain. Prior to entering the ministry, Mary worked for more than 20 years as a social worker providing direct service as well as administrative positions. Her last service with the State of Oregon was as an administrator in the long-term care system. She will soon begin teaching PFA for Community Religious Leaders.