Ysandril is originally from the suburbs of Washington, DC and moved to Des Moines in 2012. She lives in West Des Moines with her wife, Gwen, and her 8-year-old daughter, Isabella. “They are my world,” Ysandril said. They share their home with a Dutch bunny named Cinnamon. Ysa is a Licensed Massage Therapist. She describes herself as “a nerd” and loves philosophy, learning and growing, and playing online games.
Ysandril joined First Unitarian in November 2019. When she first began to attend, she met the person who would become her best friend! Some of the things that brought her to our community are our social justice work, the inclusivity she found here, and the pagan community. Some of the things she loves about First Unitarian are its genuine acceptance, inclusivity, and opportunities to connect. Ysa has been active in Sacred Bridges CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans), but Covid-19 has severely curtailed her participation. She enjoys meeting up with other CUUPS members during the Monday evening Zoom sessions.