Malu Fairley is a 2nd year Chaplain resident at CMC Main in uptown Charlotte, NC. In September she will become a Supervisor Education Student, which is a three year program in which she will train for and become a board certified chaplain and a supervisor. Malu received her Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology of Emory University and her BA in philosophy from Spelman College. She is the mother of a five, soon to be six year old son, who is a spirited, lively old soul. Malu spent her childhood in uptown Manhattan in a multicultural (predominantly African diasporic and Latino), ecumenical and interfaith environment; at 13 her family relocated to Davidson, NC, a then racially and socio-economically segregated town. She spent the last 12 years of her life in Atlanta, GA before relocating to Charlotte in August of 2010 for family and employment opportunities. Each of these environments have informed the woman that she is today, a deeply spiritual interfaith Christian lesbian, who is passionate about women's and marginalized people's empowerment. She understands humanity to be essentially spirits, divine sparks of God, having a human experience. Her theology is a rich tapestry of process theology, womanists theology, traditional Christian doctrine and knowledge gained from other religions: Islam, Ba'Hai, Buddhism, African & Native traditional religions. Prayer, meditation, and reflection on Holy texts, as well as life experiences, compose her daily spiritual practices.