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Lincoln Statler

I Am Starr King: Interview with Lincoln Statler

Lincoln Statler 2nd Year MASC Student What inspired you to become a religious leader?  My religious leadership happened because God wouldn’t give up on me. I just kept getting pulled into positions of leadership. I would be at protests where I would somehow end up in the full circle of organizing. I would be at… Read More


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

Jan Hutslar

I Am Starr King: Interview with Jan Hutslar

Jan Hutslar 2nd Year M. Div. Student   What inspired you to become a religious leader?  I wouldn’t exactly say that when I started out on this path I was inspired. It was more like it opened up and I fell into it. I started out working as a Director of Religious Education and that… Read More


Starr King Welcomes the Board of Trustees to its Bi-Annual Meeting

On November 10, 2015, Starr King School for the Ministry welcomed the Board of Trustees to the school for its bi-annual meeting. Students, staff, and faculty greeted them with a group lunch and Anti-Racist Theologies chapel service, kicking off a three-day session to chart the future of the school. It was noted that this particular group, now assembled… Read More

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I Am Starr King: Interview with The Rev. Barbara Meyers

Watch The Rev. Barbara Meyers, graduate of Starr King (Class of 2004) and annual donor, speak on what Starr King has meant to her and what inspires her to support the school. How did you come to be a student at Starr King? When I was in my early 30s I suffered from a severe postpartum… Read More

Ibrahim Farajaje

Message from Dr. Ibrahim Farajaje

Please watch the following message from Dr. Ibrahim Farajaje, Provost and Professor of Islamic and Cultural Studies at Starr King School for the Ministry, about a recent decision he has made about the next step in his career and his life. To Members of the Starr King Community: Starr King School for the Ministry acknowledges,… Read More

Chris Long - YGB March - 2015

I Am Starr King: Interview with The Rev. Chris Long

The Rev. Chris Long Graduate of SKSM, Class of 2009 Visiting Assistant Professor of Prophetic Practice Administrative Program Specialist at the University of Wisconsin   What inspired you to become a religious leader? The longer story is that I was born on April 24, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee—20 days after Dr. King was killed. I… Read More


Welcome to Our New Members of the Board of Trustees

Starr King School for the Ministry is very proud and honored to announce the appointment of three distinguished religious and lay leaders now serving on our Board of Trustees: Reverend Rebekah Montgomery, Nancy Lawrence, and Ted Fetter. Reverend Rebekah Montgomery is a military chaplain, UU minister, licensed professional counselor and a mental health provider with over 15… Read More

Dan Kane

A Tribute to The Rev. Dan Kane

Dear Ones— I am writing with the sad news of the death of The Rev. Dan Kane, a 2008 Starr King graduate, Acting President of the Starr King Graduates Association, and a member of our Board of Trustees as well as the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, CA. Dan died at home on Tuesday, October… Read More


Welcome to Jeannie Whalen

The Starr King School for the Ministry is proud to announce that Jeannie Whalen is now serving as Executive Assistant to the President of Starr King. Jeannie Whalen has had long career in executive administration roles for nearly 40 years. Jeannie has served in the Office of the President of the University of California, Berkeley… Read More


I Am Starr King: Interview with Terra Collier-Young

Terra Collier-Young Vice President of the Student Body 2nd Year M. Div. Student What inspired you to become a religious leader?  My time as a lay leader at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County has been one of the most informative teaching and learning experiences of my adult life. I began as the… Read More