Rev. Tet Gallardo

Ma. Theresa (Tet) Gallardo (2016-2017) Rev. Tet Gallardo was ordained by the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines (UUCP) in April 2013 and called to serve the only congregation in Manila, the Bicutan Congregation. For eight years previous to this, she has served as co-leader of a chalice circle, served as consultant for the Bicutan… Read More


Dr. Andrea Vestrucci

Andrea Vestrucci (Ph.D., University of Milan; Ph.D., University of Lille) has served as Professor at the Federal University in Fortaleza, Brazil; Australia Award fellow of Monash University; and researcher of the University of Milan. Currently a member of the Eric Weil Institute in Lille, he has recently completed a major research project in systematic theology… Read More

Szabi Czire

Szabolcs (Szabi) Czire

Rev. Dr. Szabolcs (Szabi) Czire is a core faculty member at the Protestant Theological Institute in Kolozsvar (Cluj-Napoca), Romania. He teaches Biblical studies, hermeneutics, meditation-relaxation, and religious sociology. After his seminary graduation in 1996, he was minister for three years in a small congregation in South Transylvania. He spent 1999-2000 study year at Meadville Lombard… Read More


Rev. Dr. Sándor Kovács

Rev. Dr. Sándor (Alexander) Kovács is associate professor at the Protestant Theological Institute (PTI) in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) where he teaches Unitarian church history, paleography and history of religion. After his seminary graduation in 1993 he was minister for six years of the Third Unitarian Church of Kolozsvár.  He was one of the first Balázs Scholars… Read More

Letizia Tomassone

Dr. Tomassone is well known in the women movement in Italy for her search about a feminist spirituality and pre-pathriarcal Goddess religions. She is a pastor in her church and autor of a number of articles about the political “thought of the difference”, developed by the Feminist community of Diotima. She has been the first… Read More

Joanna Macy

Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change,… Read More

Jay Atkinson

Rev. Dr. Jay Atkinson

The Rev. Dr. Jay Atkinson retired in June 2011 from thirty-two years of full-time service in Unitarian Universalist parish ministry. During those years he served also on the adjunct faculties of Morningside College (1985), Starr King School for the Ministry (1994, 1999, 2006), and Meadville Lombard Theological School (2003), and was a Visiting Scholar at… Read More


Glenna Matthews

Dr. Matthews taught American history at Oklahoma State University for 6 years. Since returning to California, where she was born, has been a visiting associate professor of history at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, UCLA, UC Irvine, and UC Davis.  She taught at Starr King as Adjunct Faculty. Dr. Matthews is the author of five books… Read More


Amina Wadud

Dr. Wadud, who specializes in Islam, gender and Qur’anic studies, taught at the Religious Studies Program at Virginia Commonwealth University and the International Islamic University in Malaysia. Her background also includes advanced Arabic studies at American University in Cairo. She’s the author of “Inside the Gender Jihad: Reform in Islam”; “Introduction to Islam: A Reader”;… Read More

Charles Garfield

Charles Garfield

Dr. Charles Garfield has been recognized internationally as the founder of Shanti, a widely acclaimed volunteer organization, and the Shanti National Training Institute (SNTI). For over thirty-five years, he has pioneered the development of service oriented volunteer organizations and the training of volunteers in a wide variety of applications. For his work with Shanti and for… Read More