Alumni/ae Profiles

Preparing Chaplains to Meet the Need

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

  By Eileen R. Campbell-Reed, Visiting Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care Long before 2020 arrived with its unprecedented changes, many Union graduates were already serving as health care, university, protest and prison chaplains. For over a decade Union has been partnering with Jewish Theological Seminary to provide excellent chaplaincy education through their Center

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A Conversation with Tech Chaplain Shamika Klassen ’17

Monday, February 1, 2021

Editor’s Note: Shamika’s name while at Union was Shamika Goddard. Shamika, could you share a little about growing up and your journey to Union?  Well I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and I’m the oldest of four kids. My mom was a single parent growing up and I went to Stanford for

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Gathering of Grace

Friday, November 20, 2020

Please join us for Union’s Gathering of Grace on Thursday, November 26th. Many holiday gatherings will be impacted this year and Union wants to help our community stay in touch. The Gathering of Grace is an opportunity for people all across the Union family to form new and stronger relationships with one another through short one-on-one

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The True Meaning of Adam-(m)adam

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Lizzie Berne DeGear is a Union Alumni/ae who received her PhD in 2013. As Union-trained theologians find creative ways to do their work in this virtual world, we share with you today, the powerful story of Lizzie’s 6-minute animation film (m)adam: Adam’s Rib Reframed. The Viva Film festival in Sarajevo, an international documentary film festival

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In Church and in Theater, It’s O.K. to Just “Let Things Be Messy”

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This interview with Shannon TL Kearns, M.Div. ’09 was originally published in the Union Collective Spring 2020 Issue Why did you start the Uprising Theatre Company? I grew up doing what I affectionately call a lot of church-basement drama—a lot of really terrible theater that was focused on justice issues or on trying to win

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Union Alumni Respond to COVID-19

Monday, May 4, 2020

Some weeks ago, Union students living on campus opened their mailboxes to a surprise – a personal hand sewn mask accompanied by a letter from President Jones. The letter shared that the masks were made and donated by Union alumni in an effort to support students who had remained on campus. I was curious where

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Tabatha Holley ’19

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Who is Tabatha, tell us a little about yourself? I am 25, a very recent graduate of Union (finished in December 2019), and a fourth-generation preacher from the rural South (which means I’m really church-y). I enjoy cooking, coloring, and traveling. What brought you to Union? What was your concentration? Can you share an experience,

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