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10 Years of MASC: Celebrating a Decade of Sacred Social Change

For over a century, Starr King School for the Ministry and its graduates have embodied a living legacy of theologians, activists, ministers, artists, religious educators, and lay leaders who have changed our understanding of Unitarian Universalism and progressive religion. This academic year, we will be recognizing the latest chapter in our dynamic legacy in our… Read More


I Am Starr King: Interview with Jamie Krovontka

Jamie Krovontka Special Assistant to the President Operations Director Why did you decide to work for Starr King?  I decided to work for Starr King when my friend, who is a graduate of the school, told me about the position being open. At the time, the position was to be the assistant to The Rev.… Read More

Ibrahim Farajaje

Invitation to Symposium: Message from the Provost

Dearest Beloveds-of-the-Heart, “Come, come! Whoever you are:  wanderer, worshipper, lovers of leaving.  Though you have broken your vows 10,000 times, come, yet again come!” We enter into this time of new beginnings, into this time of returning, into this time of regeneration with our Fourth Annual Symposium. ​I warmly invite you to join us this… Read More

Jamie Krovontka

Saying Farewell to Jamie Krovontka

Dear Members of Our Beloved Starr King Community, We are writing to announce that our beloved Jamie Krovontka is leaving Starr King to take up a new and exciting post:  Executive Assistant to the Chief Development Officer at The Nature Conservancy in Washington DC.  Her last day with us will be Tuesday, August 25. Though… Read More

Michelle Rockwell

I Am Starr King: Interview with Michelle Rockwell

Michelle Rockwell 2nd Year Dual Degree M.Div. and M.A.S.C. Student What inspired you to become a religious leader? I think what really sparked the change in my life was when my mom passed away eight years ago. During the last two weeks of her life, my family and I stayed with her. And despite the… Read More

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Welcome to Matt Violet

Starr King School for the Ministry is proud to announce that Matt Violet will be serving as our new Communications Officer. An Oakland native, Matt’s passion for diversity and social justice compelled him to study Communication and Sociology at the University of California, Davis. Since graduating, he has dedicated most of his career to empowering… Read More

Zebulon and Nadia Armstrong-Green

I Am Starr King: Interview with Zebulon Armstrong-Green

Zebulon Armstrong-Green 2nd Year M.Div. Student Student Body President (2015 – 2016) What inspired you to become a religious leader? In large part, it began in my childhood. My family raised us to be very involved in our church and to be very religiously minded. My parents were both lay leaders in their church, my… Read More

Kuji Ajani

I am Starr King: An Interview with Kuji Ajani

Kuji Abdul Alim Mah Ajani 1st Year M.Div. Student Graduate of SKSM M.A.S.C. Program, Class of 2015 Why did you decide to become a religious leader? Without going too in depth, I think my life experiences and witness of what was happening in my community moved me into the position where, as I was already… Read More

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Welcome to Jessica Cloud

Starr King School for the Ministry is proud to announce that Jessica Cloud will be serving as our new Vice President of Advancement. Jessica Cloud is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and has fifteen years of fundraising experience with an emphasis in annual fund solicitation—beginning in 2000 when she worked as a student caller with… Read More