Student Journeys

Starr King students come to the school from a variety of backgrounds. Each path is as unique as the person who travels it. Most are already established in professions, some are recent college graduates. Some grew up in their home faith communities, while others discovered their spiritual path as adults. Many have been active in local faith leadership. During their years at Starr King, nearly all form bonds that last a lifetime within a community committed to social justice and liberal religious leadership.

Our current students share their stories and transformative experiences:

Abbey Tennis

Abbey Tennis

Read a sermon by Abbey Tennis (M.Div. 2014), “Tell Them I Said Yes to Life,” given at Starr King Chapel service for the opening of the 2013-14 school year. Abbey relates her transformational experience as a student of the Rumi Immersion course in Turkey.

Lauren Way

Lauren Way

Lauren is a student in Starr King’s MDiv program. She began seminary in the fall of 2013. Why Lauren Chose Starr King There is laughter and joy and lightness in most everything we do at Starr King. There is also respect and gravitas, but everyone here… Read More

Stephanie Kroner

Stephanie Kroner

A native of the Netherlands, Stephanie lived in India, Ghana, and several European countries before moving to the U.S. six years ago. She begins her M.Div. program in low-residency from her home in Bozeman, Montana, where she teaches religious educatio… Read More