Rev. Erika Hewitt graduated from Starr King in 2002, and was ordained in 2004. She served several congregations in California before leaving its palm trees behind for the woods of Maine. Since 2013, Rev. Erika Hewitt has woven a hybrid ministry: part parish, part community. She serves as the UUA’s Minister of Worship Arts, and… Read More
The Rev. Dr. Maria Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa is originally from Chile and has lived in New York, Boston, and recently moved to Hayward, California. She is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister and serves the Starr King UU Church in Hayward as their settled Minister. She holds a Th.D. and an M. Div. degree from Harvard… Read More
Rev. Julie Taylor specializes in critical incident response, trauma, and disaster spiritual care. A Unitarian Universalist Community Minister in final fellowship living in St. Louis, Julie serves as a chaplain with the New York Air National Guard (Captain) and as an adjunct professor at the Starr King School of Ministry, Meadville Lombard Theological School and… Read More
Roger Jones has served larger and smaller congregations in the Midwest, New England, and Northern California as a ministerial intern, solo parish minister, interim minister, family and associate minister, and senior minister. Prior to ministry he served the State of Illinois as a budget analyst, capital financing specialist, grants manager, and social services coordinator. He… Read More
Shannon Frediani holds an M.A. in Religious Leadership for Social Change (MASC) from SKSM (2013). She is a doctoral candidate in Practical Theology- Interreligious Education at Claremont School of Theology, expected to graduate in 2018. Her current scholarship focuses on decolonizing interreligious education, highlighting spiritual needs of the incarcerated and the historically marginalized, while fostering counter… Read More
Daniel Moceri, M.Div, is a fourth year Ph.D student in the GTU Interdisciplinary Studies department. His work focuses on the intersection between Religion, Psychology, and Culture, with an emphasis on championing marginalized worldviews and experiences. He is the Chief Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology, and has been involved in leadership of… Read More
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 is the Director of the Interfaith Spiritual Direction program at the Chaplaincy Institute. For more information, see here.
Rev. Lauren Van Ham is the Dean of Interfaith Studies at the Chaplaincy Institute. For more information, see here.
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