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.


Dr. Isabel Call

Dr. Isabel Call is an economist and participatory methodologist working towards economic and environmental justice. Hailing from east Tennessee, she has lived in cooperative communities in the Sacramento area, Seattle, Indonesia, and northeast Ohio, and brings to her work a passion for investment in local communities and bridge-building between them. Her research has focused on… Read More

Alexa Fraser

Dr. Alexa Fraser

Alexa Fraser is a 3rd year Starr King student, pursuing an MDiv and UU ordination.  She is a former Quaker.  She volunteers as a community mediator in her home county and has recently completed Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.  She has a PhD in Environmental Studies and cares… Read More

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

J. Tyson Casey

I believe that leadership is an action that anyone can practice so long as the right resources are available. My vision is to cultivate just, equitable, and sustainable societies through an approach to learning and teaching that incorporates experiential, academic, somatic, and participatory methods. I have worked with interfaith and secular justice communities and organizations… 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