Letter to the Congregation

From Ali Bell-Delgado, Intern Minister

Dear Beloveds,

I have some exciting news. Just about a year and a half ago, I came to UUCM to be your Intern Minister. We have grown to get to know each other and have shared aspects of our lives in our beloved community.  

When I came to UUCM I introduced myself to you as Intern Antonia.  As I have grown in my understanding of myself, that name does not fit who I am.  

Allow me the pleasure of reintroducing myself to you. I am Intern Ali Bell-Delgado, my pronouns are xe/xer/xers or they/them/theirs. Not only do I have a new name, I am starting hormone therapy.  In the next few months, you may notice changes in my voice and possibly in my appearance.

I have experienced many wonderful moments of growth with our congregation. This is one more facet of my growth. 

I am happy that I am starting this next part of my journey with you.  I look forward to sharing my naming ceremony with you in the near future. If you’d like to reach out to me my email address is
intern@uumontclair.org. You may also reach out to the internship team at

In faith and abiding love,

Intern Ali Bell-Delgado