Alum Profiles


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Union at AAR and SBL 2023

Friday, October 27, 2023

Members of the Union community will be at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX on November 18-21, 2023 for the 2023 Annual Meetings hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Academy of Religion (AAR). This annual meeting is the world’s largest gathering of scholars interested in the

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50 Years Later: Reflections from Union’s 50th Anniversary Class

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

6 min read During this year’s One Union Reunion celebrations, we held a 50th Anniversary Chapel in honor of our Union alums who graduated in 1970, 1971, 1972, and 1973. During the chapel service two of Union’s 50th Anniversary class alums, Sue Ellis Melrose and Douglas Grote, shared their heartfelt reflections—and we are honored to

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Answering a Call: Alum Spotlight With the Rev. Greg Horn

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

6 min read Union alum the Rev. Greg Horn ’91 is the Senior Pastor at The Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair, an adjunct faculty member at Union Theological Seminary and Auburn Theological Seminary’s counselor to Presbyterian students at Union. In this interview, Union and Auburn teams joined together to speak with Rev. Horn about his

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Union at ARR and SBL 2022

Friday, October 21, 2022

GATHERING RSVP                     RECEPTION RSVP Members of the Union community will be at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO on November 19-22, 2022 for the 2022 Annual Meetings hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Academy of Religion (AAR). This annual meeting

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A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Monday, October 17, 2022

3 min read  “We envision a world without poverty, without racism, without the destruction of the earth. This kind of common good is big, but it is completely possible,” Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis urged. “We have no real scarcity. We just have a scarcity of political will and moral consciousness to do the right thing.” 

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The Climate Crisis is a Matter of the Spirit : A Conversation with Karenna Gore

Monday, August 29, 2022

2 min read Alumna Karenna Gore is the founder and executive director of the Center for Earth Ethics (CEE) at Union Theological Seminary. Karenna formed CEE in 2015 to address the moral and spiritual dimensions of the climate crisis. Working at the intersection of faith, ethics, and ecology, she guides the Center’s public programs, educational

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In Memoriam: Frederick Buechner, M.Div. ʼ58

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Frederick Buechner, M.Div. ʼ58, Unitas Distinguished Alumnus ʼ08, Whose Ministry was his Writing, Dies at 96 His readers, he said, were his “invisible congregation.”  An ordained Presbyterian minister who never pastored a church, he liked “to keep a particular ear cocked to the elusive, ambiguous presence of God.” The author of 39 books, Buechner produced

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Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond Shares Her Leadership Journey

Monday, February 14, 2022

Union is very proud of alumna, Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond who serves as President of New York Theological Seminary (NYTS). In the words of Union President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, “LaKeesha is a phenomenal leader – her brilliance, organizational smarts, and her open spirit make her the perfect leader for NYTS at this moment in

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