Anthony N. Johnson

Anthony N. Johnson, aka, Mtuaswa, Mississippi born and Chicago bred, is a Spiritual Counselor, writer, producer, poet, soldier, teacher, mentor, father, husband and seminarian. He is a second year student at Starr King School for The Ministry in Berkeley, CA, and is committed to a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” A former… Read More


Ebony Janice Moore

Ebony Janice Moore is a womanist scholar and activist doing community-organizing work, most specifically around black women’s body ownership as a justice issue and equal access to education and pay for women of color in the U.S. and in African countries. She has created curriculum for leadership development for high school aged girls in Kenya… Read More


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.


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

Leadership is an action that anyone can practice. 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. This vision has nourished over two decades of partnerships with interfaith and secular justice leaders, communities, and organizations in the San Francisco… 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