Rev. Leslie Takahashi serves as Lead Minister at the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek, CA. Prior to entering the ministry, she worked professionally in the area of leadership development, nonprofit management, sustainable economic development and education policy and was the Assistant Vice President for Policy for the North Carolina Community College System.… Read More
Ayize Jama-Everett (b.1974) holds three Master’s degrees: Divinity, Psychology, and in Fine Arts, Writing. He blends these degrees in all his work, often identifying as a guerilla theologian, a community-based therapist, and an afro-futurist in the same breath. He’s taught at Starr King School for the Ministry, California College of the Arts, The University of… Read More
Dr. Octavio Pascal Carrasco is an historian of American culture and music with special interest in the processes of social change, cultural resistance, and the religious imagination. As an undergraduate student at Princeton University, he worked with Cornel West, exploring the religious dimensions of Tupac Shakur’s music and death. He completed his Master’s Degree at… Read More
Rev. Katrina Leathers is the Dean of Interfaith Studies at the Chaplaincy Institute. For more information, see here.
Pravina L. Rodrigues holds a PhD in Theology and Ethics from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, USA. She is Newhall Teaching Fellow (2017, 2018, 2020) and Interreligious Collaborative Research Fellow (2019). She is Adjunct Faculty at Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley, CA, and the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Berkeley,… Read More
Kerry Brady, MA, SEP, is a trauma-informed educator, wilderness guide and deep ecologist who integrates Earth wisdom traditions, contemporary science and somatic resiliency work to support the sustained and embodied shift necessary to create a regenerative future. She is the founder and director of Ecology of Awakening, which offers programs that support us in individually… Read More
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Kim Hampton, an alum of Texas Woman’s University and Earlham School of Religion, is a consultant working with churches and small nonprofits. Currently co-editing a book on theological perspectives on the MCU movie “Black Panther,” Kim splits her time between St. Louis and Boston.
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