Spirituality Resources

Seminary offers multiple settings to explore spirituality and practices that nurture the life of the spirit. Union’s Office of Student Affairs takes the lead in organizing programs that are relevant and transformational. Students, staff and faculty listen to the spirit and work together to provide diverse and inclusive spiritual resources.

INTERFAITH MINISTERS

Reverend Bertram Johnson, MDIV, MSW

For over two decades, Rev. Johnson has served churches, non-profits, and faith-based organizations dedicated to social justice, spiritual care, and public health. As a faith leader, he seeks to help bridge the divide between faith in God to healing wounded spirits and communities through love and justice. He has years of experience directing programs for people living with HIV, mental health concerns and addiction and as a chaplain for cancer patients. He has also worked nationally in HIV/AIDS research education, promoting awareness and access among communities most disproportionately impacted by the virus. Reverend Johnson is the first openly gay African American to be ordained as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA). A native Floridian, he holds a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and A Master of Social Work from Rutgers University.
Reverend Johnson can be reached at: bjohnson@utsnyc.edu

PEER CHAPLAINS

Three current Union students serve as Peer Chaplains, and are available for individual and group sessions.

You may contact them directly by email: Kimberley Gordy  |  Jon Mehlhaus  |  Amanda Munroe

SUPPLEMENTAL CO-CURRICULAR COURSES

Union’s curriculum informs and guides students on a challenging path of spiritual formation. Supplemental co-curricular courses for one credit are offered for your enrichment, especially in the areas of spiritual formation and the practice of ministry. Consider one of the SU 125 Introduction to Spiritual Formation courses, or one of the SU 190 Topics in Ministry courses to relate leadership skills to your spiritual practices. See course catalog for full details.

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