Ian Slattery

Ian Slattery is a media maker and educator who works at the intersection of storytelling, strategy, and empowerment.  He is passionate about empowering individuals and organizations to share their stories, spark action, and create a more just world.  Ian is currently the Program Director and Senior Producer at CMAP TV, a nonprofit community media center… Read More


Rev. Dr. John Mabry

Rev. Dr. John Mabry is the Director of the Interfaith Spiritual Direction program at the Chaplaincy Institute. For more information, see here.

Rev. Lauren Van Ham

Rev. Lauren Van Ham is the Dean of Interfaith Studies at the Chaplaincy Institute. For more information, see here.

Nancy Arvold

Dr. Nancy Arvold

Professor Nancy Arvold teaches cross cultural counseling and other psychology courses to graduate students from the standpoint of cultural awareness and humility, recognizing the enormous impact unconscious white privilege, white supremacist social institutions, and intersections with other “isms”: gender, class, sexual orientation, etc. have on the mental health profession. She is currently teaching classes (cultural… Read More


Taya Shere

Taya Shere plays passionately in the realms of transformative ritual and embodied vocalization. Taya is co-founder of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, training clergy in embodied, earth-honoring models of spiritual leadership. Her chant albums Wild Earth Shebrew, Halleluyah All Night and Torah Tantrika have been heralded as “cutting-edge mystic medicine music.” Taya is co-author of… Read More

Tera Little (SP 2015)

Rev. Tera Little

Rev. Tera Little currently serves two ministry positions: part-time UUA Congregational Life Staff and part-time parish minister at Throop UU Church in Pasadena. Tera graduated from Meadville Lombard Theological School in 2010, where her studies focused on eco-feminist theology and justice ministry. Tera has enjoyed long-time connections with the UU Justice Ministry and with Clergy… Read More

Rob Eller-Isaacs (SP 2015)

Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs

Rob Eller-Isaacs is co-minister of Unity Church Unitarian in St.Paul, Minnesota. He has served the church since fall of 2000. Before arriving at Unity Church Rob and his wife and co-minister, the Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs served the First Unitarian Church of Oakland. There they helped to guide the growth of the congregation and the restoration… Read More

Christopher Schelin

Rev. Christopher Schelin

Chris is the Director of Contextual Education. He earned his B.A. in religion and history at Louisiana College and his M.Div. at Duke University. Upon graduating from divinity school, he served as an associate pastor for six years in North Carolina. Chris began working at Starr King in January 2015 after relocating to the Bay… Read More

Jeremiah Kalendae

Jeremiah Kalendae

Jeremiah Kalendae serves as the Director of Admissions and Recruitment and as adjunct faculty at Starr King School for the Ministry at the Graduate Theological Union, in Berkeley, California. He is passionate about multireligious, counter-oppressive divinity education, innovative scholarship, and revolutionary social change. He is a mystic, artist, philosopher, sacred activist, social scientist, nonprofit consultant,… Read More