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Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward

I am Starr King: Interview with Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward

Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward Graduate of SKSM, Class of 2008 Advising and Adjunct Faculty Why did you decide to become a religious leader? I’ve never known life without religious leadership as a core, family value. My parents and grandparents modeled active, faithful lay leadership for me. My multicultural upbringing spanned multiple religious traditions, but the commitment… Read More

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I Am Starr King: Interview with Arliss Ungar

Arliss Ungar Chair of the Balázs Scholars Committee Former Chair of the Board of Trustees Author of With Vision and Courage: Starr King School for the Ministry: The History of its First Hundred Years Why did you decide to serve Starr King in the many ways that you have? I was working in my local… Read More

Lauren Way

I Am Starr King: Interview with Lauren Way

Lauren Way 2nd Year, M.Div. Student What inspired you to become a religious leader? I have loved church and religion my whole life. My grandparents would occasionally bring me to their Disciples of Christ church when I was very little. It was a special treat to go to Sunday school when I was young. And… Read More

Barb-Greve

I Am Starr King: Interview with Mr. Barb Greve

Watch Mr. Barb Greve, Developmental Director of Lifespan Religious Education at Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church and the Acting Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Starr King School for the Ministry, speak about his experience of Starr King School. Why did you decide to become a religious leader? I believe that… Read More

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I Am Starr King: Interview with The Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt

Watch The Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, 7th President of Starr King School for the Ministry, speak about her experience and vision for Starr King School. Why did you decide to become a religious leader? I think I became a religious leader after years of doing a lot of other things, most notably, journalism. I was… Read More

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Welcome to Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder

The Starr King School for the Ministry is proud to announce that Rev. Dr. Yvette A. Flunder is now a member of our Board of Trustees. Rev. Dr. Flunder is the Founder and Senior Pastor of the City of Refuge United Church of Christ and the Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries. She… Read More

Alexa Fraser

I Am Starr King: Interview with Alexa Fraser

What inspired you to become a religious leader? I’ve been so moved and touched, and my heart has been so expanded by religious leaders that I knew that I wanted to be able to do the same for someone else. It was a long process of discernment. I had a twenty-eight year career— a very… Read More

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I Am Starr King: Interview with Derrick Mustelier

Derrick Mustelier 1st Year, M.Div. Student What inspired you to become a religious leader? For a long time, I was… I don’t want to say lost, because that sounds cliché. But throughout my undergraduate years, I bounced around between all of these different things that I wanted to do. I had trouble with the idea… Read More

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I Am Starr King: Interview with Abbey Tennis

Abbey Tennis Interim Advancement Director Graduate of Starr King, Class of 2014 What inspired you to become a religious leader? A few things … above anything else, I simply feel called to religious leadership. That inspiration is outside the realm of logic, outside of any “pro/con” list about what career to choose… but when the… Read More