Recent News


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

Watch: I Am Starr King interview with Dr. Ysaye Barnwell

Watch Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, former member of Sweet Honey in the Rock & SKSM’s Honorary Degree Recipient at Symposium 2016, speak about her experience building a vocal community with Starr King. “There is a compassion… There is an openness here to differences that I don’t know of in other schools of theology or ministry. I… Read More


Dear Ones– I’m writing to let you know that our school building, closed since Tuesday, will remain closed for an additional week while we track down irregularities in our electrical system that pose some risks to school safety. After experiencing a total power outage on Oct. 4, we called in PG&E to confirm that it… Read More

Former Provost’s Legacy Uplifted at White House

On 9/26/2016 the White House held its 2016 Bisexual Community Briefing on advancing equality for members of the bisexual community. The event concluded with Dr. Loraine Hutchins offering a poem in honor of former Starr King Provost Dr. Ibrahim Farajaje, who served on Dr. Hutchins’ doctoral committee (1996-2001) while she was pursuing her Cultural Studies… Read More


Enjoy Video Highlights of SKSM Symposium!

On Tuesday, August 30, 2016, Starr King School for the Ministry held its 5th annual Symposium. A time of gathering to open the academic year, this year’s Symposium, titled “Our Songs Know Who We Are”, was all about building a vocal community with Our Honored Teacher Dr. Ysaye Barnwell. Watch the highlights below and visit our… Read More


I Am Starr King: Interview with Eric Schuman

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.

Welcome to the incoming class of Fall 2016

Welcome to the Entering Class of Fall 2016!

Today, August 29, 2016, we are delighted to welcome one of our largest entering classes ever! It is a blessing to see so many beautiful souls taking the first steps to become the loving leaders our world needs. Welcome to Starr King! #SKSMFallOrientation2016  

Join the Convo

Stay Connected to SKSM at Symposium

We will be live-tweeting our favorite moments on Twitter (@StarrKingGTU) and sharing photos/video shortly after the event. Whether you’re following along at home or in the audience, we invite you to join the conversation using the hashtag #SKSMSymposium. Looking forward to seeing your posts on Tuesday! Symposium info:

Becky Leyser

I Am Starr King: Interview with Becky Leyser

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


Join us for Symposium on 8/30

This year’s Symposium is titled “Our Songs Know Who We Are” and together we will practice building a vocal community through exercises of the African American oral tradition, led by Our Honored Teacher Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell. Former member of the African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, Dr. Barnwell’s credentials include being nominated by President Obama to the National… Read More

Recruitment Fall 2016

Enrollment is Up at Starr King!

Contrary to trends in theological education, enrollment at Starr King is up 87% this fall semester, compared to Fall 2015. With 28 matriculating students, it is the largest entering class in one semester at Starr King.