Watch Barrington Walker, first year M.Div. student, speak about his experience at Starr King School for the Ministry.
The Rev. Dan King Graduate of SKSM Former Trustee Executive Board of Grad Association Why did you decide to become a religious leader? Our family started attending a small but growing UU fellowship when my wife and I decided that our children needed religious education for unbiased, non-dogmatic exploration of personal ethics and world religions.… Read More
Watch interview with Eric Schuman (longtime friend of the school, donor, and intersession student) about his unique relationship with Starr King School for the Ministry.
Becky Leyser Graduate of SKSM (2016) Former Staff Member Why did you decide to study at Starr King? I decided to study at Starr King because of the way this place educates and the way it brings forth the fullness of who we are. William Ellery Channing, in his sermon “Likeness to God” insisted… Read More
Zackrie Vinczen 2nd Year M.Div. Student What inspired you to become a religious leader? A lot of it has to do with my upbringing. My family had five kids and I was the only boy. We were a poor family. Growing up we practiced Catholicism and church was always a safe place for me.… Read More
On February 9, 2016, Starr King School for the Ministry’s Provost and Professor of Islamic and Cultural Studies, Dr. Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajaje, passed away. He was a beloved teacher, colleague, friend, loved one and intersectional “scholartavist”. In addition to his intellectual prowess, activism, and revolutionary vision, Dr. Farajaje was loved far and wide for his… Read More
Mandy Goheen 3rd Year M.Div. Student What inspired you to become a religious leader? I was as a volunteer with an interfaith community-organizing group around economic justice in the (Washington) DC metro area. The work in my county was specifically around foreclosure caused by predatory lending. By taking on GE, Bank of America, and… Read More
Som Pourfarzaneh Graduate of Starr King (MASC, 2007) What inspired you to become a religious leader? I went to Cal (UC Berkeley) for my undergraduate degree and I studied integrative biology. I was excited about what I was doing in terms of the academic study. I knew that I wanted to be in the academy… Read More
Amir Kia Graduate of Starr King (2005) Former Board Member Founder of Agesong and Spirit Living Group What was it like to be the first student to earn the Common M.A. in Islamic Studies through the GTU and Starr King? I applied to various programs and interviewed with different departments and professors and I think what… Read More
Eric Schuman Annual Donor Intersession Student Can you tell us about your relationship with Starr King? I attended my first general assembly in Boston in 1969 and I wrote to Bob Kimball, who was President of Starr King at the time, and asked to meet with him. We had lunch together on a park bench… Read More