The Rev. Myriam Renaud is a Ph.D. candidate in theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School, a Lecturer at Meadville Lombard Theological School for 2012–13, and community minister at DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church in Naperville, Illinois. Born in California but raised in France, Renaud learned English by immersion when her family moved to Missouri when she was ten. That same year, her family began attending a UU congregation. Prior to her ordination, she worked as a software engineer. She served as minister of the UU Congregation of Rock Valley in Rockton, Illinois, in 2006.