Alumni/ae Profiles

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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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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