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Profiles of CDSP’s 2011 Graduates
                                                                                              In these pages you will be introduced to
                                                                                              many of the members of the Class of 2011 from
                                                                                              Church Divinity School of the Pacific. These
                                                                                              snapshots of the students contain a picture,
                                                                                              contact information, a personal narrative
                                                                                              statement and an abbreviated resume.

                                                                                            As you will discover these men and women
                                                                                            possess a variety of gifts and experiences that
                                                                                            make them well qualified for ministry in the
                                                                                            21st century. They are already strong leaders
                                                                     and are eager to continue their journeys wherever the Holy Spirit will
                                                                     lead them. Some have been ordained to the diaconate and anticipate
                                                                     ordination to the priesthood in the spring or summer, others will be
                                                                     ordained deacons in the coming months, while others are either still
                                                                     in an ordination process or seek lay ministry opportunities.

                                                                     CDSP and her faculty and staff have not been alone in preparing these
                                                                     individuals for ministry. Parishes and discernment committees, clergy,
                                                                     bishops, Commissions on Ministry, lay mentors, and communities of
                                                                     faith have been partners with us. I am deeply grateful especially
                                                                     to the alums of CDSP who introduced all of our students to the
                                                                     seminary and who have been mentors to them in their faith journeys.
                                                                     Please keep all of these fine men and women in your prayers, and if
                                                                     you know of job opportunities, please be in touch with them or with
                                                                     me. We know that it is a challenging time in the church for those
                                                                     seeking full time employment, and the networking you do on their
                                                                     behalf is a great gift to us all.

                                                                     On behalf of all of us at CDSP thank you for your continued support
                                                                     of theological education. We are blessed to be ministering with you.

                                                                     Many blessings,

                                                                     The Rev. Ann S. Coburn ‘77
Note: Participation in Called to Serve is optional. In some cases,
                                                                     Director of Alumni/ae and Church Relations
students who choose not to participate have already been placed
                                                                     2451 Ridge Road • Berkeley, CA 94709
or have not been released by their dioceses to search nationally.
                                                                     510.204.0710 •
                                                                                                  Called to Serve 2011                   1
Eldon Wayne Anderson                                                                               Ministry Objective
                                                                                    I am looking forward to continued ministry in the
                                                                                    Diocese of San Joaquin as we rebuild and renew.
9614 Twin Creeks Ave                                209.476.0139        Summary of Qualifications               Other Employment
Stockton, CA 95219-4982            • People person with the ability to     • Teacher, public education, 35
                                                                          establish a good rapport easily         years as classroom instructor of
Postulant for Holy Orders                                               • Relaxed, good natured attitude          mathematics and athletic coach
                                                                        • Strong speaking skills
                                                                                                                Other Experience
                                                                        Noteworthy                              • four years, united States Marine
                              All things are possible to him who                                                  Corp, working with the naval
                              believes.                                 Accomplishments
                                                                                                                  Security Group; received 3
                                                                        • Eucharistic Minister for 13 years
                                                                                                                  meritorious promotions
                                                                        • Chosen by student body to serve
                                                          Mark 9:23                                             • Served on state level curriculum
                                                                          with six teachers counseling high
                                                                                                                  development committees for
                                                                          school students
                                                                                                                  nebraska state history and the
                                                                        • nevada Lay Minister Certification
                                                                                                                  nevada mathematics curriculum
                              I was raised in western nebraska in         for the Methodist Church
                                                                                                                • Served as master teacher for
                              an area where trout streams are plenti-   • Volunteer City Recreation Director
                                                                                                                  college interns for 15 years
                              ful. I had never been out of the state      for summer youth programs
                                                                        • Athletic coach for 25 years
                              for more than a few weeks until I en-     • Computer Support Tech for the
                              tered the military. upon returning to                                             • Church Divinity School of the
                                                                          Blue Eye, Missouri School District      Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
my home state from active duty overseas with my wife, Karen, and
our son we began teaching careers that spanned thirty-five years. I                                             • Chadron State College,
                                                                        Church Employment/                        Chadron, nE: BS Education
imagined myself at retirement age lazily wandering the stream banks     Experience
just enjoying the peace and quiet after what would be many years of     • Seminarian, St. Anne’s Church,
teaching and coaching teenagers.                                          Stockton, CA: preaching, liturgical
Somewhere along the line God and father Barnds interrupted my           • Seminarian, Church of Christ the
well-laid plans and I was introduced to the beauty of the liturgy of      King, Riverbank, CA: preaching,
                                                                          helped train Eucharistic ministers
the Episcopal faith at St. Timothy’s and discerned God’s call. It has     and acolytes, participated in
been a long and varied journey teaching in four states including a        Eucharistic visitations
sixteen year hiatus in the desert.                                      • Parishioner, St. Anne’s Church,
                                                                          Stockton, CA: Vestry member,
Although I have become impatient, often questioning God why it            Treasurer, Altar Guild member,
was taking so long, I believe I am where God has led me in order          fundraising and stewardship
for me to use the gifts with which He has blessed me. At one point
when I had become quite discouraged, Karen gave me a plaque with
the phrase from Mark 9:23. It is a reminder that my life is in God’s

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Jane Cropper                                                                                           Ministry Objective
                                                                                    To bring all people into relationship with God, inspiring
                                                                                  and motivating real transformation, while exploring new and
                                                                                    innovative ways of experiencing and embodying church.
                                                                           Summary of Qualifications                 Minister & Visitor, liturgical
3058 Browning Court                                      925.470.7704                                                planning, Capital Campaign/new
                                                                           • Compelling and inspiring preacher,
Brentwood, CA 94513                                and extemporaneous speaker              Building chairperson
                                                                           • Empathetic and intuitive pastoral
Aspirant for Holy Orders                                                     presence                              Other Employment
                                                                           • Innovative, creative and visionary,   • Instructor, Mad Science Mt. Diablo,
                                                                             able to inspire and motivate            Concord, CA: science program
                                                                           • Compassionate and                       for elementary age children; after
                               The place God calls you to is the
                                                                             understanding; relate well to           school classes, camps, workshops
                               place where your deep gladness                people from diverse backgrounds       • Owner, Brentwood Wine Store;
                               and the world’s deep hunger                 • quick learner; able to “think out       retail business and wine bar
                               meet.                                         of the box,” adroit at grasping       • Berkshire Social Services, Reading,
                                                                             possibilities                           uK: crisis intervention social
                                                    Frederich Buechner     • Well developed sense of humor;          worker, child protection and
                                                                             takes self lightly                      mental health specialist

                                                                           Noteworthy Accomplishments              Other Experience
                               As long as I can remember I have had        • Established and managed own           • Episcopal Evangelism network
                               a deep and abiding relationship with          business                                representative, Episcopal Village
                               God that has seen me through difficult      • Developed and implemented               emerging mission event
times in my life with faith and hope. As I look around at the world          women’s spirituality group at state   • Participant, Building Beloved
today I see people who are hurting and hungry for the kind of                psychiatric hospital                    Community, Diocese of Louisiana:
                                                                           • Co-founded CDSP chapter of              immersion program on grassroots
relationship with a loving and faithful God that has sustained me            Episcopal Evangelism network            community organizing and inter-
through most of my life. I want to make the Episcopal Church a place       • Successful grant-writer                 faith relief work
where they encounter that God and experience the life- and world-          • Organized successful capital          • Diocese of California: East Contra
changing transformation such a relationship can bring. I believe our         campaign                                Costa Area Ministry Team; Search
tradition allows space for many and diverse ways of meeting God                                                      Committee for 8th Bishop
within its theology and its liturgy, but feel called to explore new        Church Employment/                      • American Red Cross, trained &
                                                                           Experience                                experienced disaster relief worker
ways of experiencing and embodying church, to meet the needs of            • Seminarian, St. Paul’s Episcopal      • East Contra Costa County
all people. I am particularly passionate about how the church can            Church, Walnut Creek, CA:               Homeless Coalition
serve the disenfranchised and marginalized.                                  preaching, teaching confirmation
                                                                             classes, theological study of         Education
I am willing to go wherever God calls me, and excited to explore             program sized congregation            • Church Divinity School of the
non-traditional ministry, either outside the established church, in a      • Chaplain Intern, napa State             Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
                                                                             Psychiatric Hospital, CA              • Seattle university, Seattle, WA:
non-traditional congregational setting, or in a traditional congregation
                                                                           • Parishioner, St. Alban’s Episcopal      Pastoral Leadership Certificate
that would like to explore alternative ways of being.                        Church, Brentwood, CA: Senior         • Cardiff university, Cardiff, uK:
                                                                             Warden, Contemporary Music              Certificate of qualification in
                                                                             director, delegate to Diocesan          Social Work, BSc (Econ) in Social
                                                                             Convention, Lay Eucharistic             Administration & Social Work
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Jeremy Curtis                                                                                          Ministry Objective
                                                                           To serve and facilitate a small urban or rural youth group hungry for spiritual
                                                                              nourishment and community and focused on local ministry and justice.
1700 Le Roy Ave # 13                                     775.291.2234      Summary of Qualifications                 Other Employment
Berkeley, CA 94709                             • Youthful and energetic                  • field Manager, Citizens
                                                                           • Adaptable, can adjust plans to            Campaign for the Environment:
                                                                             circumstances or environments             organized canvassers;
                                                                           • Compassionate, sensitive to               canvassed neighborhoods;
                                                                             people’s needs                            focus on protecting our
                                                                           • Builder of strong relationships           environment
                                                                           • Strong leader and organizer,            • Substitute Teacher, Turlock
                               And the Spirit of God was moving              experience managing volunteers            unified School District: taught
                               over the face of the waters.                • Strong commitment to                      all grades but mostly high school
                                                                             community outreach and social           • field Staff, Boys and Girls Club
                                                                             justice                                   of Western nevada: planned
                                                            Genesis 1:2                                                and organized daily activities
                                                                           Noteworthy Accomplishments                  for club members
                               God’s Spirit rests in all people and all    • Created and led Bible and               • Tutor, America Reads: helped
                               of creation and is constantly moving          book studies                              underprivileged children K-4 get
                               us, changing us and bringing us closer      • Planned diocesan youth                    to age appropriate reading levels
                                                                             pilgrimages and backpacking
                               to God’s self.
                                                                             trips                                   Other Experience
                                                                           • Created and led group for               • Church Divinity School of
I have a passion for helping people to seek and recognize God                older children of seminary                the Pacific: Treasurer, Celtic
where God is speaking. This takes place both within the institu-             students                                  Cross, CDSP’s mission branch
tion of the church and outside in the rest of the world. God can be        • fourteen years as Eucharistic             for fundraising and grant
found in God’s own creation and in the works of humanity. Youth,             Minister, Lector, Lay Preacher            distribution; Episcopal Relief
like all people, are engaged in the workings of the world and like                                                     and Development seminary
                                                                           Church Employment/                          representative
all people, youth can find God’s truth in literature, movies, and their                                              • St. Martin de Porres Soup
neighbors. My goal is to help youth take what they recognize as            • Youth Minister, St. John’s                Kitchen, San francisco, CA:
God in all of creation and fulfill the dismissal after Eucharist to love     Church, Ross, CA: 300+                    serving the local homeless
and serve the world. In this way youth can move with the Spirit              families, facilitate Youth Group          population food and supplies
bringing the kingdom of God to the world.                                    activities and fundraisers and          • Modesto Gospel Mission,
                                                                             plan summer mission trip                  Modesto, CA: organized youth
                                                                           • Seminarian, St. John’s, Ross, CA          group hospitality and feeding
I continue to enjoy the support of my wife Daria and our wonderful
                                                                           • Co-Youth Minister, Cornerstone            of homeless
rescue animals Ella, our cat, and our playful pit bull, Karma.               Covenant Church, Turlock, CA:
                                                                             100+ families, facilitated Youth        Education History
                                                                             Group activities and ran high           • Church Divinity School of the
                                                                             school boys’ Bible study                  Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
                                                                                                                     • university of Michigan, Ann
                                                                                                                       Arbor, MI: BA Classical

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Martin Elfert                                                                                          Ministry Objective
                                                                                To serve as a clergy person in a multi-generational parish which
                                                                                 sees its mission as proclaiming the Gospel through vital liturgy,
DIOCESE Of nEW WESTMInSTER                                                    challenging education, lively and fun fellowship, and loving outreach.

1700 Le Roy Ave #7                                        510.666.1266     Summary of Qualifications                • Parishioner, Christ Church
Berkeley, CA                          • Vibrant, story-based preacher,           Cathedral, Vancouver, BC:
                                                                             illuminating where the Gospel            stewardship committee chair
                                                                             meets daily life                         (increased pledges by 20% and
                                                                           • Calm, pastoral listener, asker of        giving by 12%), parish council,
Ordination to the transitional diaconate anticipated summer 2011             gently searching questions               delegate to synod, preacher,
                                                                           • Passionate and empowering                Sunday school teacher
                                                                             Christian educator                     • Clinical Pastoral Education,
                               I am an immigrant to the Christian          • natural and empathetic                   Sojourn Chaplaincy, San francisco
                                                                             connection with the unchurched           General Hospital
                                                                           • Extensive and effective leadership
                                                                             in not-for-profit and volunteer        Other Employment
                              Growing up, my only exposure to                sectors                                • Stage Manager and Technical
                              Christians came via door-to-door                                                        Director: prepared budgets,
                              religion peddlers and folks whose            Noteworthy Accomplishments                 managed staff and volunteers,
                              opinions about God were surprising           • Participant in two preaching             negotiated collective agreements,
                              enough to earn them a place on                 conferences                              worked with architects and other
                                                                           • Published articles in the Diocese        professionals in the renovation of
                              television. I must have known Christians       of new Westminster’s Topic, Christ       a heritage building. Employed by
                              who weren’t on TV or knocking on               Church Cathedral Vancouver’s             Vancouver Symphony Orchestra,
                              doors, maybe they were my neighbors            Contact, CDSP’s Crossings, the           festival Vancouver, Vancouver
or my classmates, but none of them identified themselves to me. And          Preaching Excellence Program             East Cultural Centre, and the
so, lacking any evidence to the contrary, I grew up convinced that           anthology, and the arts periodical,      Canadian national Tour of Rent
Christianity was predicated on anti- intellectualism, a fascination with     The Cultch quarterly
                                                                           • Designed and led courses               Other Experience
sin, and a poor sense of humor.                                              employing Postcard Stories and         • Actor and playwright, member of a
                                                                             Theatersports                            championship improvisation team
I probably would feel the same way today but for miraculous accident                                                • Bicycle commuter, hiker, sailor,
of love: in my early twenties I met and, later, married the daughter of    Church Employment/                         and rock climber
an Anglican priest. Through our marriage, I experienced Christians          Experience                              • CDSP: Student Ombudsperson
whose witness was about reasoned moral action and passion for              • Program Coordinator, The Sorrento        on Board of Trustees, member
                                                                             Center, Sorrento, BC: facilitated        Academic, Worship, and
God. This startled me. And it led to my conversion.
                                                                             workshops and worship, created           Community Life committees, MC
                                                                             promotional materials, made              for “follies” variety night
My experience of coming to faith, of realizing that the spirit was           strategic recommendations, led         • father of two small children
already at work in me and that the Anglican tradition could nurture          group activities
my ongoing conversation with God and with my neighbor, is one              • field Education, All Souls Episcopal   Education
of the great gifts of my life. It is a gift that has invited me into a       Church, Berkeley, CA: preaching        • Church Divinity School of the
                                                                             and teaching for children and            Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
community of healing, belonging, and meaning. It is a gift that I want
                                                                             adults, liturgical leadership,         • university of British Columbia:
to share.                                                                    strategic planning, committee and        BfA Theatre
                                                                             budget work, retreat leader
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Kay R. fraley                                                                                              Ministry Objective
                                                                                  To train and lead faith communities to proclaim by word and action
                                                                                the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to invite others into Christian fellowship.
3201 Sheldon Rd.                                             513.649.1847     Summary of Qualifications                • Parishioner, Church of the
Middletown, OH 45042                                  • A calm, listening presence               Ascension, Middletown, OH:
                                                                              • Ability to set goals, devise plans,      Senior Warden, Eucharistic Visitor,
                                                                                organize and attend to details           delegate to diocesan convention,
Ordination to the transitional diaconate anticipated summer 2011              • Skilled educator, motivator and          Southern Ohio Lay Leadership
                                                                                inspirer of others                       Institute, Appalachian Ministries,
                                                                              • Seeker of the spiritually lost           Alpha leader, Healing Prayer Team
                                                                              • Planter of seeds to build Christian      coordinator, Via Media facilitator
                                 I envision a church that would be as           communities
                                                                              • Trained in faith based community       Other Employment
                                 Wes frensdorff said, a “ministering
                                                                                organizing                             • Middletown City Schools,
                                 community rather than a community                                                       Middletown, OH: mathematics
                                 gathered around a minister.”                 Noteworthy Accomplishments                 and computer teacher, college,
                                                                              • President, Seminary Chapter of           career and personal counselor
                                As people of God we are called to boldly        Daughters of the King
                                live into Jesus’ Great Commission by          • Organizer and leader, Anglican         Other Experience
                                                                                Rosary Group                           • Episcopal Evangelism network
                                seeking to meet unmet spiritual and
                                                                              • Senior Warden during time of             Conference
                                social needs of the local community in          transition                             • Church Divinity School of
                                new and daring ways. My training as           • Presenter and teacher In-service at      the Pacific: Episcopal Relief
a mathematician imparts the skills to organize and efficiently set out          college, local and national levels       and Development seminary
to accomplish goals, to discern what is right. Thinking in a clear and        • Designer and leader of alternative       representative; Resident Advisor;
precise manner enabled me in my time as senior warden to work in                liturgical events                        member Worship and Admissions
                                                                              • Leader, organizer, and fundraiser        committees
a leadership role facilitating others to accomplish goals in the wider
                                                                                of parish navajo Mission trips         • “Inclusivity-Exclusivity” course,
community. My training as a counselor has taught me to listen with                                                       Ripon College Cuddesdon,
empathy, the ability to bear the pain, yet to be a comforter and              Church Employment/                         England
encourager so that others can move on to wholeness and a vision                Experience                              • Christian Listening Conference, St.
of hope.                                                                      • Sacristan, Church Divinity School        John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong
                                                                                of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA:          • Sacred Space, Place, and
My desire is to continue to use these life skills of organizing, leadership     Eucharistic ministers and new            Architecture, Canterbury, England
                                                                                student orientation teacher;           • facilitating Profound
and counseling to make Christ known in new and transforming ways.                                                        Organizational Change, Diocese
                                                                                design, schedule, facilitate liturgy
                                                                              • Seminarian, St. Clement’s Church,        Southern Ohio
                                                                                Berkeley, CA: Christian formation
                                                                                teacher for adults and children,       Education
                                                                                preacher, quiet Day leader,            • Church Divinity School of the
                                                                                pastoral care provider, outreach         Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
                                                                                coordinator of youth projects          • Miami university, Oxford, OH:
                                                                              • Chaplain, Clinical Pastoral              MEd Guidance and Counseling
                                                                                Education, Christ Hospital,            • Miami university, Oxford, OH:
                                                                                Cincinnati, OH                           BA Mathematics
10                 Church Divinity School of the Pacific                                                   Called to Serve 2011                              11
Mary Anne Gard                                                                                       Ministry Objective
                                                                          To be a hospice or hospital chaplain and supply or associate parish priest.

118 S. E. 30th Place                                 503.807.8719        Summary of Qualifications                • Parishioner, Trinity Episcopal Ca-
Portland, OR 97214                       •   Patient                                thedral, Portland, OR: Lay Eucha-
                                                                         •   Compassionate                          ristic Minister and Visitor, member
Aspirant for Holy Orders                                                 •   Persistent                             and secretary LGBT Committee,
                                                                         •   Sense of Humor                         member Pastoral Care Committee
                                                                         •   Disciplined                            and Pastoral Care Commission

                                                                         Noteworthy Accomplishments               Other Employment
                              I sought your nearness,                    • Completion Certificate, Spiritual      • On-call Chaplain, Alta Bates Medi-
                              With all my heart I have called you,         Director program, Center for Spiri-      cal Center, Berkeley, CA
                              And, going out to meet you,                  tual Development                       • Geriatric physical therapist spe-
                                                                         • Completion Certificate, Sacred Art       cializing in home health, Oregon
                              I found you coming toward me.
                                                                           of Dying program, Sacred Art of        • Business owner, Circle of Life,
                                                                           Living Center                            Portland, OR: assisted people and
                                                         Yehuda Halevi   • Board member Arthritis founda-           their families in the dying process
                                                                           tion                                   • Administrative work, food bro-
                                About ten years ago God’s call and       • Hospice Volunteer, Legacy Health         kerage and non-skilled nursing
                                my heart found a meeting point.            Systems: in-home, bereavement            facilities
                                Apparently God couldn’t get my             ministry
                                                                         • Poster presentation of Physical        Other Experience
                                attention in any other way, so the
                                                                           Therapy Master’s Thesis: Ameri-        • Certified Self-Help class leader,
message came through hospice patients. As I went about my hospice          can Gerentological Society               Arthritis foundation: specializing
volunteer duties, listening as people made meaning of the lives they     • finished four marathons                  in osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia
were about to shed, I heard a sacred whisper. Attending to this                                                   • Square dancer
whisper brought me into deeper faith and a call to ordained ministry     Church Employment/                       • Dances of universal Peace
within the Episcopal Church. fortunately, Katie, my partner of over      Experience
thirty years, was willing to uproot her comfortable life in Portland     • Seminarian, St. Augustine’s            Education
                                                                           Church, Oakland, CA                    • Church Divinity School of the
and come with me to Berkeley and CDSP.                                                                              Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
                                                                         • Seminarian, Holy Trinity/La Santi-
                                                                           sima Trinidad, Richmond, CA            • The Chaplaincy Institute for Arts
It would be a sacred privilege to preside in this ministry and bring     • Seminarian, Church of the Good           and Interfaith Studies, Berkeley,
God’s forgiveness, absolution and strength in Christ’s Eucharist to        Shepherd, Berkeley, CA                   CA: Certificate, Interfaith Chap-
those who might find this a blessing at the end of their lives. It       • Seminarian, An Episcopal Ministry        lain Program
would also be a benefit to bring my gifts, as a representative of          to Convalescent Homes (AEMCH):         • Pacific university, forest Grove,
                                                                           participated in and conducted            OR: MS Physical Therapy
the Episcopal Church, into our wider pluralistic world. I also have
                                                                           chapel services for nursing home       • Marylhurst university, Marylhurst,
a background in Interfaith studies which allows me the potential           residents, served as Secretary for       OR: BA English
to be a meeting place for God’s conversations from many different          the Board of Overseers
perspectives.                                                            • Chaplain, Clinical Pastoral Educa-
                                                                           tion, Alta Bates Summit Medical
                                                                           Center, Berkeley, CA

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Lindsay Marie Hills                                                                                  Ministry Objective
                                                                                 To minister with the people of God, in a diverse congregation
                                                                                   committed to being Christ’s heart and hands in the world.
2230 Greenbrier Street                               408.472.7500        Summary of Qualifications                • Assistant, Alumni/ae and Church
Concord, CA 94520            •   Innovative leader                      Relations Office, Church Divinity
                                                                         •   Passionate and engaging preacher       School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA
                                                                         •   Technologically savvy
Ordination to the transitional diaconate anticipated summer 2011         •   Organizationally astute              Other Experience
                                                                         •   Conversationally bilingual           • Trained EfM mentor
                                                                             (English/Spanish)                    • Mission/immersion work: Costa
                              You are sealed by the Holy Spirit                                                     Rica, nicaragua, Los Angeles
                              in Baptism and marked as Christ’s          Noteworthy Accomplishments                 (received Seminary Consultation
                              own for ever.                              • Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards        on Mission grant)
                                                                           and Lifetime Member                    • Outreach: HIV/AIDS, LGBT
                                                                         • Served consecutive terms as              youth, and hunger issues
                                         The Book of Common Prayer         President of the Self-Governing        • Church Divinity School of the
                                                                           Association, Bryn Mawr College           Pacific: Class President, member
                             The first time these words fell upon                                                   of Board of Trustees’ Community
                             my ear they resonated deep in my            Church Employment/                         Life Committee, “Body of Christ”
                             heart and soul, moving me to tears.         Experience                                 small group co-leader
                                                                         • Seminarian, St. Anselm’s Church,       • Participant, Episcopal Church
                             There’s something so powerful in
                                                                           Lafayette, CA: preacher, liturgical      Latino Ministries’ Seminarian
                             being claimed by Christ as his, as            leadership, Altar Guild, pastoral        Encuentro and Nuevo Amanecer
God’s own, not just on the day of one’s Baptism, but in fact forever!      care, co-leader of women’s retreat       conferences
                                                                         • Chaplain, Clinical Pastoral            • Bryn Mawr College: Hall Advisor,
With this blessing comes enormous responsibility‚ responsibility that      Education, John Muir Medical             Overnight Hostess Coordinator,
we can only live into in community with one another. In my own             Center, Concord, CA                      Multicultural Student Center
spiritual journey, it was when I allowed myself to become fully a part   • Assistant Chaplain, Washington           Committee, Diversity Committee,
                                                                           university in St. Louis, St. Louis,      Board of Trustees, Badminton
of the community, to worship, work, play, cry, pray, laugh and learn                                                Team
                                                                           MO: administrative, retreat
that I was able to truly witness and experience that seal of Baptism       planning, liturgical leadership,       • Girl Scouts of the uSA: national
in its fullness.                                                           programming, interfaith dialogue         Technology Advisory Team and
                                                                         • Diocese of Missouri: Integrity,          the national Steering Committee
I am a passionate leader who is excited about the work of the Spirit       Oasis, Art and Soul Café,                for Triennial Convention
in our churches and in the larger community. I am committed to             Dismantling Racism
                                                                         • Parishioner, St. Mary’s Church,        Education
making the Gospel message transparent in the lives of all of God’s
                                                                           Ardmore, PA: Rite 13 leader,           • Church Divinity School of the
children, wherever they may be on their spiritual journey.                 vestry member                            Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
                                                                                                                  • Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr,
                                                                         Other Employment                           PA: BA Sociology, concentration
                                                                         • Manager, Crate and Barrel:               in feminist and Gender Studies
                                                                           personnel development and
                                                                           training, maintain large ordering
                                                                           budget, inventory control,
                                                                           exceptional customer service
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The Rev. Erin C. Kirby                                                                                   Ministry Objective
                                                                                       To serve in a multi-generational faith community seeking
                                                                                     to grow beyond numbers, through a commitment to sharing
                                                                                                what it is to be deeply loved by God.
1700 Le Roy Ave # 11                              828-719-7007               Summary of Qualifications                  internship
Berkeley, CA 94709                                • Adaptable, good-natured, deeply        • Parishioner, Holy Cross, Valle
                                                                               prayerful in approaching ministry        Crucis, nC: coordinated foster
                                                                             • Strong, insightful preaching, skills     care respite project, developed
                                                                             • Sensitive and caring pastoral            Opening the Church Doors
Ordination to the priesthood anticipated summer 2011                           approach, excellent team building        ministry, member Daughters
                                                                               skills                                   of the Kings, taught Christian
                                                                             • Particularly gifted in recognizing       formation
                                When you attend to the way the                 gifts and dreams of others and
                                dawn comes, you learn how light                helping them bring them to fruition    Other Employment
                                                                             • Great sense of humor, strong           • Affiliate Graduate faculty,
                                can coax the dark.                             commitment to social justice and         Appalachian State university,
                                                                               community outreach                       Boone, nC: new Media
                                                          John O’Donohue                                              • Assistant Professor of Education,
                                                                             Noteworthy Accomplishments                 Lees McRae College, Banner Elk,
                                It is through the ministry of all baptized   • Level One Trainer on Diocesan            nC
                                that we are able to meet one of the            Commission to Dismantle Racism         • university WebMaster,
                                                                             • Summer volunteer, Episcopal              Appalachian State university,
                                greatest missions of the Church: to            Relief and Development Cross             Boone, nC
                                help heal a broken world.                      Country fund Raiser
                                                                             • Served in a variety of roles in        Other Experience
We all have different ministries and they are all equally valuable             pastoral to program sized parishes     • Co-Grant Recipient, cross-cultural
and needed if we, as the Church, are to be a healing force in the              in the uS and uK                         immersion study abroad for pre-
world. Our unique ministries are God’s gifts that help us see Christ                                                    service teachers in India
                                                                             Church Employment/                       • Award Winning Documentary,
in others. They change and grow through the years but are evident
                                                                              Experience                                A Case of You, delving into the
in what brings light and life to us and the lives of others. People can      • Seminarian, St. Andrew’s Church,         topic of love and long- term
be unaware of how beautiful and important their gifts are, thinking            fulham fields, London: preaching;        relationships
they are too secular or even ordinary. Personally, I have a passion            led school assemblies; assisted:       • free lance artisan: sculptor,
for people and seeing Christ’s love in the world. I’ve discovered that         Homeless Project, Alpha course,          designer, photographer,
when grounded in a place of personal hospitality, this gift manifests          fruit & Vegetable co-op, Mom &           videographer
                                                                               Toddlers’ services, home visits,
itself in an ability to share my passion for life through listening deeply
                                                                               Arts festival                          Education
and recognizing the gifts of others. As people come to understand            • Chaplain, Churchill Hospital,          • Church Divinity School of the
that they personally are, and have, gifts, they can more fully join into       Oxford, uK                               Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
the Church’s healing work.                                                   • Seminarian, St. Mary and St.           • Ripon College, Cuddesdon, united
                                                                               nicholas Church, Littlemore,             Kingdom
 I am happily, by nature and circumstance, able to live and serve              Oxford: preaching, led                 • Appalachian State university,
anywhere I am called.                                                          Community fun Church, assisted           Boone, nC: BA Theatre Arts,
                                                                               Sea Scouts Christmas program             MA Media Production, EdD
                                                                             • Seminarian, St. John’s, Valle            Educational Leadership
                                                                               Crucis, nC: summer preaching
16                Church Divinity School of the Pacific                                                  Called to Serve 2011                             17
Randy Alan Knutson                                                                                          Ministry Objective
                                                                                         To serve in planning and implementing liturgy and music
                                                                                             that allows the Gospel to speak to this new day,
                                                                                           building community and spreading the love of Christ.
2314 W. Tokay St.                                    209.327.1870              Summary of Qualifications                   Choir director, Peals Praise
                                                                               • Compassionate, working with the           director, Joyful noise, Trinity
Lodi, CA 95242                
                                                                                 heart of a servant                        Singers director
                                                                               • Pastoral musician who likes             • Alleluia Program director, Good
Aspirant for Holy Orders                                                         working with people                       Vibrations Bells, Confirmation
                                                                               • Goal oriented and problem                 Bells, 2nd Octave Bells
                               And did not Jesus sing a psalm that night       • Gifted with formulating around          Other Experience
                               When utmost evil strove against the light?        the liturgical year                     • Chair of Bellenium Handbell
                               Then let us sing, for home he won the           • Self-starter who enjoys group             Conference, San Jose, CA
                               fight: Alleluia!                                  ministry                                • Member, ALCM (Association of
                                                                                                                           Lutheran Church Musicians)
                                        “When In Our Music God is Glorified”   Noteworthy Accomplishments                • Member, ALCM national
                                                           by F. Pratt Green   • Music director, San Joaquin Re-           Conference Committee, Seattle, WA
                                                                                 Constituting Convention                 • Co-Chair, ALCM Region IV
                                Together, music and faith have                 • Director of summer music camp             Conference, San francisco, CA
                                enriched and directed my life and                for children                            • Treasurer, ALCM national
                                                                               • Music director, joint Lutheran/           Conference, Houston, TX
                                ministry these many years. I came to
                                                                                 Episcopal Ascension Service             • Secretary/Treasurer (Region IV) of
                                faith through family, community, and           • Youth hand bell trips                     ALCM
an expression of acceptance and belief. I was baptized and grew into                                                     • Member, Secretary, Lodi High
conviction, but I had that faith challenged by the death of a parent.          Church Employment/                          Band Boosters
After some time away from the church, I found acceptance and an                 Experience                               • Producer, Musical Concerts, The
openness to asking the hard questions of faith and life within the life        • Seminarian, Trinity Cathedral,            Arts at St. John’s Concerts
                                                                                 Sacramento, CA                          • Member, Stockton Chorale Master
of liturgical churches.
                                                                               • Director of Music, St. John’s             Chorale
                                                                                 Episcopal Church, Lodi, CA:             • Member, Sierra Pacific Synod
As an active church musician, I have been able to be involved in                 direct parish choir, began Youth          Assembly Planning Committee,
liturgical planning and ministry to those in my care. I have felt drawn          Handbells and Choristers, summer          ELCA
to go deeper, answering the call to pastoral care with others and                music camp director, Brass              • Director, Massed Ringers,
openness to ordained ministry within the church. My call is to find a            and festival Choir director, Lay          Sacramento Spring Ring
                                                                                 Eucharistic Minister and Visitor,
place where my ministry to others and to the life of the church can
                                                                                 youth leader                            Education
match the gifts and passion I bring.                                           • Director of Music, St. Paul Lutheran    • Church Divinity School of the
                                                                                 Church, Lodi, CA: Chancel Choir           Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
My journey in ministry includes my wife, Robin, who is a fine                    director, Peals of St. Paul director,   • California State university, fresno,
organist, and our son, Jonas.                                                    Contemporary Singers for Christ,          CA: MA Music, with Distinction,
                                                                                 Incredible Wednesday Children’s           Choral Performance Recital
                                                                                 Program director, Youth Bells,          • Pacific Lutheran university,
                                                                                 Confirmation Bells                        Tacoma, WA: BA Music
                                                                               • Director of Music, Trinity Lutheran       Education, magna cum laude
                                                                                 Church, fresno, CA: Chancel
18                Church Divinity School of the Pacific                                                     Called to Serve 2011                             19
Heather Lee                                                                                               Ministry Objective
                                                                             To serve with a parish based ministry team devoted to the collaborative un-
                                                                            folding of the baptismal ministry of all Christians in their daily life and work.
182 Howard St #501                                      503.819.3745        Summary of Qualifications                  Other Employment
San francisco, CA 94105                        • Collaborative leader experienced         • Assistant Apartment Manager,
                                                                              in volunteer wrangling                     Westland Management, Portland, OR
                                                                            • Gospel based preacher
Aspirant for Holy Orders                                                      emphasizing action-oriented faith        Other Experience
                                                                            • Patient and empathetic listener          • Diocese of Oregon: Trainer and
                                                                            • Transformer of ideals into                 materials developer, member
                                An angel of the Lord appeared to              executable programs                        Commission to End Racism
                                them, and the glory of the Lord             • Creator of safe places for               • Church Divinity School of the
                                shone around them, and they                   reconciliation and forgiveness             Pacific: Community Council
                                                                                                                         Secretary, international student
                                were terrified. But the angel said to
                                                                            Accomplishments                              mentor, representative to
                                them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you        • Volunteer Coordinator for                  Seminarian Leadership Conference
                                good news that will cause great joy           bilingual, tri-cultural elementary       • Host congregation coordinator,
                                for all the people.”                          school                                     Human Solutions, Daybreak
                                                                            • Liturgical Consultant for trilingual,      family Shelter, Portland, OR:
                                                            Luke 2:9-10       multi-cultural East African church         responsible for coordinating 35+
                                                                              plant                                      volunteer a week, site hosting for
                                                                            • Host church coordinator for                families
                               for much of my life, I have been one           rotating family homeless shelter         • Leonard R. flynn Elementary
of those shepherds, a little bit terrified. When I felt a call to work                                                   School, San francisco, CA: helped
with God’s people, I started volunteering in the nursery. As a mother       Church Employment/                           create weekly bilingual newsletter,
of two, I was no longer terrified of babies.                                 Experience                                  developed translation services
                                                                            • Seminarian, St John’s Episcopal            with bilingual parent volunteers
And yet, the gifts I felt qualified to offer were never all the gifts God     Church, Ross, CA: family Ministry        • Metro-East Convocation School
                                                                              Team member, liturgical assistant,         for Ministry, Portland, OR: lay
was calling me to share. Over and over again, angels have come                                                           preaching
                                                                              preacher, curriculum development
along, saying fear not. fear not, and write for the newsletter. fear          for tweens                               • Kaleidoscope Institute, Los
not, and teach people reconciliation. fear not, and open the Word.          • Parishioner, St. David’s Episcopal         Angeles, CA: participant at Winter
fear not, and welcome the homeless and people whose language                  Church, Portland, OR: Lay                  Institute
you do not speak. fear not.                                                   Reader, preacher, created weekly         • Participant, Acorn Christian
                                                                              Evening Prayer and Lection                 Healing foundation, Hong Kong:
                                                                              Divina, delegate to diocesan               Christian listening training
I am humbled by the fear that God has taken from my life and look
                                                                              convention, facilities host and
forward to the unfolding opportunities to be that angel for others,           building coordinator, parish             Education
saying, “fear not. There is good news and it will bring you great joy.”       liaison for Sudanese Christian           • Church Divinity School of the
                                                                              fellowship                                 Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
                                                                            • Parishioner, Holy Innocents, San         • Portland State university, Portland,
                                                                              francisco, CA: created Holy Week           OS: BS Philosophy
                                                                              program for children and families

20                Church Divinity School of the Pacific                                                   Called to Serve 2011                             21
Eric Metoyer                                                                                         Ministry Objective
                                                                                        To serve God in building communities of faith
                                                                                              through shared Christian witness.
29 Conrad Court                                                           Summary of Qualifications                delegate, Outreach Committee Co-
South San francisco, CA 94080               • Enthusiastic liturgical leadership     Chair, Lay Leader of ‘unplugged’
                                                                          • Deeply rooted in the traditions        Service
                                                                            of the church, yet interested in     • Diocese of California: Chair,
Postulant for Holy Orders                                                   emerging forms of worship              Afro-Anglican Commission; Co-
                                                                          • quiet, strong pastoral presence        Convener, Racial Reconciliation
                                                                            to all members of the parish           Task force; member, Multi-
                               Consider three snapshots of the 21st         community                              Cultural Roundtable; Board
                               century church:                            • Committed to building community        Member, St Dorothy’s Rest
                                                                            in parish life                         Summer Camp; Member, Peace,
                                                                          • Committed to building the              Justice and Hunger Commission
                               A red-doored church stands on the            spiritual, prayerful community
                               corner of the well-kept neighborhood;      • Experienced in preparing and         Other Employment
                               from the open doors wafts the scent          reading non profit budgets           • Accountant, Center for Theology and
                               of incense into the courtyard, through                                              the natural Sciences, Berkeley CA
                               the lychgate and onto the busy high        Noteworthy Accomplishments             • Manager, Controllers Services,
                               street.                                    • Convener of Absalom Jones              Bechtel Corporation, San
                                                                            celebratory Eucharist, Diocese of      francisco, CA
                               In a former corner drug store the          • founder and Convener, Annual         Other Experience
enthusiastic congregation sings hymns standing amidst metal folding         Welcome for Seminarians, Afro-       • Church Divinity School of the
chairs; their vicar claps and sings along before a cross constructed        Anglican Commission Diocese of         Pacific: member, Admission and
of railroad ties.                                                           California                             Diversity committees, Board of
                                                                          • forum on Multi-Cultural and Inter-     Trustee’s Committee on Student Life
neighbors gather around the altar of an inner city church, they             Cultural Conversation, Center for    • Member, national urban Caucus,
                                                                            Anglican Learning and Leadership       Black Clergy Triennial, union of
discuss the death of a cyclist killed in a nearby traffic accident. The   • Devoted husband and father             Black Episcopalians, Bay View
victim wasn’t a congregant, but the community will gather at the                                                   Mission food Bank
church for the memorial service.                                          Church Employment/                     • Member, The Beatitudes Society,
                                                                          Experience                               Center for Theology and the
The church of the 21st century is the church of the ancient and modern.   • Clinical Pastoral Education            natural Sciences
It is ancient as it continues the traditions of our Anglican tradition;     Extended unit, San francisco         • Board Member, Synergy School,
                                                                            General Hospital, CA                   San francisco; families on Track,
serving the people of God through word and the sacraments, our
                                                                          • Seminarian, Holy Cross Church,         South San francisco; Corporator,
belief in the creeds, and brought together by our baptismal covenant        Castro Valley CA: Co-chair of          Lyndon Institute, Lyndon, VT
with God and one another. It is the modern because it includes              Labyrinth Committee, homilist, Lay
people I see as I walk roads outside the church walls. Worshiping           Eucharistic Minister, small group    Education
together in ways known and not yet known, let us grow the church            leader                               • Church Divinity School of the
together.                                                                 • Parishioner, St Mary the Virgin,       Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
                                                                            San francisco CA: Lay Eucharistic    • Williams College, Williamstown,
                                                                            Visitor and Minister, Deanery          MA: BA Political Science

22                Church Divinity School of the Pacific                                              Called to Serve 2011                            23
The Rev. Sylvia Miller-Mutia                                                                             Ministry Objective
                                                                                   To use my gifts as pastor, preacher, teacher, and liturgical leader
                                                                              to support members of a parish and/or school community in discovering
                                                                                     and sharing their gifts through the power of the Holy Spirit.
1798 Scenic Ave                                       510.932.1315           Summary of Qualifications               • Pastoral Associate for Youth and
Berkeley, CA 94709                         • Dynamic, creative, engaging             family Ministries, St. Stephen’s
                                                                               preacher                                Church, Belvedere, CA: pastoral
                                                                             • Organized, responsive, effective        care, family service, confirmation,
                                                                               teacher                                 mission trips, Godly Play, summer
                                                                             • Graceful and power-filled liturgi-      arts camp outreach, grant-writing,
                                                                               cal leader                              newsletter and communications
                                I felt the quickening of my first born       • Committed advocate for and com-       • Chaplain, Presbyterian Hospital,
                                child as I danced the Annunciation             panion with youth                       Albuquerque, nM
                                                                             • Strong, insightful, imaginative       • Parishioner, All Souls Church,
                                before the altar of Holy Spirit
                                                                               writer                                  Berkeley, CA: youth leader, Christ-
                                Parish. I felt the quickening of my          • quick and eager life-long learner       mas pageant director
                                call to priesthood as I danced Jesus’
                                resurrection appearance to Mary              Noteworthy Accomplishments              Other Employment
                                Magdalene in the high pulpit of Grace        • Developed multicultural Arts          • Instructor, Graduate Theological
                                Cathedral.                                     Camp and Teen Leadership pro-           union (GTu): Youth Ministry on
                                                                               gram serving 100+ underserved           the Move, Dancing the Gospel of
                                                                               youth each summer                       Peace
                                I have discovered that in the process
                                                                             • Developed and taught “Youth           • Teaching Assistant, GTu: Intro-
                                of sharing my gifts, first as a liturgical     Ministry on the Move”, a January        duction to Christian Worship,
dancer and now as a priest, I have opened myself to receive the gifts          intersession course for the Gradu-      Introduction to Liturgical Dance,
of the Holy Spirit in surprising and powerful ways.                            ate Theological union                   Sacred Dance for Healing
                                                                             • Led diocesan clergy in imagining      • Dance and drama teacher, Youth
Gifts abound in our parish and school communities. How might we                the future of the church through a      Arts Studio
                                                                               movement workshop                     • Retreat and workshop facilitator
better support one another in discerning these gifts in the quickening
                                                                                                                     • Omega West Liturgical Dance
of new life and the quickening of God’s call, within and among us?                                                     Company
                                                                             Church Employment/
In particular, how might we more graciously receive the manifold             Experience                              • Massage Therapist
gifts of the children and youth in our communities? And how might            • Youth and family Minister, St.
we more generously share our gifts with them in return?                        Gregory of nyssa, San francisco,      Education
                                                                               CA: preaching, teaching, liturgy,     • Church Divinity School of the Pa-
These are among the core questions that I will bring to the community          youth, children, parents                cific, Berkeley, CA: CAS and CTS
                                                                             • Transitional Deacon, Church of        • Graduate Theological union,
God calls me to serve as a parish priest and/or school chaplain.
                                                                               the Epiphany, San Carlos, CA:           Berkeley, CA: doctoral course-
Along with these questions, I will share my passion for creative               led planning for new alternative        work in liturgical studies
liturgy, preaching, teaching, listening, and learning.                         service, Vacation Bible School        • Pacific School of Religion, Berke-
                                                                             • Chaplain Intern, St. Paul’s School,     ley, CA: MA Liturgy and the Arts
Among the many gifts that continue to shape my ministry are my                 Oakland, CA: chapel, teaching,        • university of utah: BfA Ballet
husband and our two young daughters.                                           service learning

24                Church Divinity School of the Pacific                                                  Called to Serve 2011                            25
Dominic Moore                                                                                          Ministry Objective
                                                                               To serve as an associate rector, helping to lead a Christian community
                                                                                 in worship, prayer and service through sacred liturgy, passionate
                                                                                    preaching and dynamic educational and service ministries.
1700 Le Roy Ave., Apt. 14                            864.415.4507           Summary of Qualifications               Other Employment
Berkeley, CA 94709                         • Powerful and dynamic preacher         • front Office Assistant, Church
                                                                              dedicated to inspiring others in        Divinity School of the Pacific:
                                                                              their spiritual journey                 Helped develop and maintain
Ordination to the transitional diaconate anticipated summer 2011            • Gifted communicator, writer and         student database, hospitality and
                                                                              speaker                                 reception ministry
                                                                            • Passionate evangelist seeking to      • Publicist and Web Editor, Hobart
                                Where is God? Where do we go to               make ancient traditions relevant in     and William Smith Colleges:
                                hear the voice of God still speaking?         a Post-Modern world                     developed material for public
                                The answer isn’t obvious, not to me         • Deliberate and thoughtful leader        relations and maintained Colleges’
                                                                            • Committed to Christian                  Web site
                                and not to millions of people in our          scholarship and education             • freelance Journalist, Spartanburg
                                world. God often seems absent, silent                                                 Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, S.C.:
                                and distant to our lives.                   Noteworthy Accomplishments                authored series of articles on local
                                                                            • Seminary Consultation on Mission        religious leaders
                              But I seek after God anyway, not                Grant Recipient: visited Church       • Hobart and William Smith
                              because the answer is immediately               of South India parishes across the      Colleges: Communications Intern,
                                                                              Sub-Continent                           Computer Technician
                              apparent or the paths clearly marked,
                                                                            • Excellence in Ministry Scholarship
                              but because, like so many others, I             Recipient                             Other Experience:
cannot do otherwise. God is still speaking, but in the din and chaos        • Heaton/franks Prize in Religious      • Extensive travel in Europe and
of our world there are few places safe to open our hearts and minds           Studies                                 South Asia
to God’s embrace.                                                           • Recipient of several leadership       • Member of CDSP Admissions
                                                                              awards                                  Committee, responsible for
The Episcopal Church is such a place, and in times of change and                                                      recruitment of prospective
                                                                            Church Employment/                        students
uncertainty, my conviction is that the church can be a welcome oasis                                                • Small group leader: “Being the
for the seeker, the skeptic and the faithful alike, a place to search for   • Seminarian, St. Paul’s Church,          Body of Christ”
the divine presence and to answer the call of the Gospel in a way             San Rafael, CA: adult education
that is real and transformative to their lives.                               organizer, liturgical leader,         Education
                                                                              frequent preacher                     • Church Divinity School of the
My goal is to preach and teach in ways that help open the hearts and        • Chaplain Intern, university of          Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
                                                                              California-Davis Medical Center,      • Hobart and William Smith
minds of seekers to the voice of the Spirit, to nurture the part of our
                                                                              Sacramento, CA                          Colleges, Geneva, nY: BA with
souls that is restless until it rests in God.                               • Missioner/Treasurer, Celtic Cross       Honors in Religious Studies
                                                                              Society: led seminary student
                                                                              grant-writing organization
                                                                            • Seminarian, St. Clement’s Church,
                                                                              Berkeley, CA: developed and led
                                                                              adult education programming,
                                                                              regular preacher

26                Church Divinity School of the Pacific                                                Called to Serve 2011                             27
The Rev. Ernest Morrow                                                                                   Ministry Objective
                                                                             To facilitate the emergence of prophetic Christian community in a parish,
                                                                           neighborhood or residential setting through transformative spiritual formation,
                                                                            contemplative practice, sacramental life and liturgy, imaginative engagement
DIOCESE Of BRITISH COLuMBIA                                                            with scripture, nonviolent action and pastoral presence.
Community of the Reconciliation
1601 Oxford St.                                        250.592.6823       Summary of Qualifications                   • Chaplain, San francisco General
                                                                          • Deep commitment to personal                 Hospital, CA
Berkely, CA, 94709                                                                    • Supply Pastor, St. Philip’s Anglican
                                                                            life of prayer and contemplative
                                                                            formation within the Christian              Church, Victoria, BC
Ordination to the priesthood anticipated June 2011                          tradition                                 • Anglican Chaplain, university of
                                                                          • Experienced educator and                    Victoria, BC
                                                                            facilitator of intentional community,     • 20s and 30s Pastor, Diocese of
                                                                            contemplative practice and the art          British Columbia: community
                               Si comprehendis, non Deus est.               of nonviolence                              building, brewpub ministry, outdoor
                                                                          • Passionate appreciation for the             ministry, parent groups, scripture
                                                          St. Augustine     sacramental life of the church and an       and theology study, pastoral care,
                                                                            ability to facilitate transformational      worship creation
                                                                            encounter in diverse liturgical pieties   • Mentor, national residential
                               “If you understand it, it is not God.”                                                   Leadership and Theology program
                                                                          • Conscious, perceptive and
                               St. Augustine, for all his faults, knew      adventurous leader comfortable out          for youth
                               wonder.                                      in front, alongside and behind
                                                                          • Inspired and engaged preacher and         Other Employment
                                Despite reports to the contrary, there      teacher of scripture, theology and        • K-7 humanities and math teacher,
                                                                            spirituality                                Oak and Orca Bioregional School,
                                has never been a better time to be a      • Compassionate, non-anxious, and             Victoria
Christian. In the mystery of God born as a baby, crucified, and yet         grounded pastoral presence                • Montessori Teacher, Honduras
triumphant over death, I have discovered the truth of my own life.                                                    • Sub-unit commander and drill
It is not my life after all but the life of the world. The Life That      Noteworthy Accomplishments                    instructor, fort Henry Guard,
never Goes Away is throbbing through the universe like an eternal         • Co-founder, Community of                    Kingston
                                                                            the Reconciliation: intentional,
heartbeat, and if we are still enough to listen we will hear it echo in     contemplative urban community             Other Experience
our own being as well. It is the sound of wonder.                           with innovative ministry                  • facilitator and Associate, Pace e Bene
                                                                          • full-time supply pastor responsible         nonviolence Education Services
Wonder is the space out of which communion emerges; communion               for liturgy, preaching, education,        • Paddler, hiker, lover of wild things,
                                                                            pastoral care, and staff coordination       dogs and sports of all kinds
with God and with each other. My vocation is to build community
                                                                            for pastoral-size congregation
that finds its center in the Eucharistic mystery of Jesus Christ. As we   • Award winning public speaker;             Education
pour out our lives in love we are filled with the life that never dies.     Preaching Excellence and Beatitudes       • Church Divinity School of the
It is community formed by prayer, sacrament, story, and the sublime         Society Prophetic Preaching                 Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
beauty of creation and our own creativity. My place in the church           conferences                               • Association Montessori
                                                                          • Captain, 15 ice hockey teams;               Internationale, Toronto, Canada:
is to serve this vision of liturgy, the work of the people of God,          Outreach Outdoor Leadership program         Primary Education Diploma
which explodes from the encounter with Mystery into the crevices                                                      • Dalhousie university, Halifax,
and corners of our days and lives.                                        Church Employment/                            Canada: BS Biology and Philosophy
                                                                          • Oblate, Incarnation Monastery, OSB

28                Church Divinity School of the Pacific                                                  Called to Serve 2011                                29
Brian Rebholtz                                                                                        Ministry Objective
                                                                          To work in a parish and to serve God’s people through a ministry of prayer,
                                                                              sacrament, preaching, outreach, and formation for Christian living.
751 Gary’s Way                                         775.790.9551       Summary of Qualifications                • Assistant Program Director, Camp
Carson City, nV 89701                     • Committed to a life of prayer and        Galilee Episcopal Camp and
                                                                            to the reading of Holy Scripture         Conference Center, Glenbrook, nV
                                                                          • Competent and conscientious            • President, Canterbury Club,
Candidate for Holy Orders                                                   leader, liturgist and preacher           university of new Hampshire,
                                                                          • Great love of learning, teaching         Durham, nH
                                                                            and the meeting of faith and           • Member, St. George’s Church,
                               We must strive to understand                 intellect                                Durham, nH
                               fundamentally and very exactly             • Strong organizational, time-           • Member, St. Peter’s Church,
                                                                            management, and administrative           Carson City, nV
                               why the Heart of God became man,
                               why he had to die, enter into death,       • faithful to the disciplines of         Other Experience
                               and break his life in death, and             discernment, confession and            • Prefect, Parsons Hall Dormitory,
                               then bring it through the world of           reconciliation                           Church Divinity School of the
                               fire into the world of glorious light;                                                Pacific
                               and why we must follow him.                Noteworthy Accomplishments               • President, Middler Class, Church
                                                                          • Co-founder of an intentional,            Divinity School of the Pacific
                                                                            contemplative community                • Participant, Preaching Excellence
                                                  Jacob Boehme,
                                                                          • Convener, CDSP chapter of the            Program
                                The Human-Becoming of Jesus Christ          Episcopal Evangelism network           • CDSP Representative, Seminarian
                                                                          • Designer and co-leader, “Dawn,           Leadership Conference
I was reawakened to my life in Christ after encountering the Crucified-     Day, Dusk and Dark” a young            • Writing Tutor and Teaching
and-Risen Lord in the Rite I Eucharist of the Episcopal Church.             adult retreat for the Diocese of         fellow, university of new
Since that moment, I have struggled to be attentive and open to             nevada                                   Hampshire
                                                                          • Student of Japanese art and            • Residential Life Assistant,
the presence of the God of Israel revealed in Jesus of nazareth and
                                                                            religion, Kansai Gaidai university,      university of new Hampshire
realized through the power of the Holy Spirit.                              Osaka, Japan
While some say that we live in an age of diminished Christianity,         Church Employment/                       • Church Divinity School of the
I disagree. We live only in an age of diminished Christendom.              Experience                                Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
Indeed, the luminous power of the Gospel has never been brighter.         • Member, The Community of               • Graduate Theological union,
God’s “no” to our false security and confidence is also God’s “Yes”         the Reconciliation, a residential        Berkeley, CA: MA Christian
                                                                            contemplative community,                 Spirituality
to our true hope and call in Christ Jesus. I hope to serve a parish
                                                                            Berkeley, CA                           • university of new Hampshire,
community as we struggle together to proclaim this redeeming truth        • Seminarian, All Souls Church,            Durham, nH: BA Religious
to the world.                                                               Berkeley, CA: liturgical leadership,     Studies and Anthropology, minors
                                                                            preaching, youth ministry,               in Philosophy and Asian Studies
I bring alongside me in ministry my wife Catherine, who is a practicing     outreach
veterinarian and a trained percussionist.                                 • Clinical Pastoral Education
                                                                            Chaplain, Holy family Hospital,
                                                                            Methuen, MA

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Kimberly Scott                                                                                         Ministry Objective
                                                                               To share Christ’s hope with those who suffer, whatever the reason,
                                                                                 through proclaiming of the Gospel and a fearlessly-loving and
                                                                                       justice-seeking ministry guided by the Holy Spirit.
2500 Benvenue Avenue, #206                            415.846.6465        Summary of Qualifications                • Chaplain, Clinical Pastoral
Berkeley, CA 94704                  • Creative and innovative                  Education, Stanford Hospital
                                                                            approaches to service in a               and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA:
                                                                            changing world                           Intermediate ICu, 24 hour on call
Aspirant for Holy Orders                                                  • Compassionate, non-anxious               rotations
                                                                            pastoral and spiritual care
                                                                          • Able to initiate and facilitate        Other Employment
                               Truly I tell you, just as you did it to      helping relationships across           • Project Coordinator, Smoke free
                               one of the least of these who are            diverse populations                      Living for African Americans,
                               members of my family, you did it           • Authentic, prophetic preacher            Sacramento, CA: created and led
                                                                          • Strong leadership skills, vital team     county-wide social marketing
                               to me.                                       player, catalyst with perseverance       campaign
                                                                                                                   • Owner, Kimberly’s fine Catering,
                                                          Matthew 25:40   Noteworthy Accomplishments                 Sacramento, CA: managed, created
                                                                          • founder, fab 40+, a sisterhood           and delivered food services to
                             I count myself among those who                 of social activity and support for       many clients
                             have faced chronic illness. During             women seminarians over forty
                             those times of solitude and occasional       • Member, Committee for the              Other Experience
                                                                            fireside Chat, a series of speakers    • CDSP: Episcopal Relief and
                             loneliness, I was blessed with a               from the Graduate Theological            Development seminarian
passion for and commitment to serve those who are sick and isolated.        union who share their spiritual          representative, Co-creator of
Christ’s grace and mercy are greater than any challenge, physical           journeys                                 Lenten Soup Dinners’ fundraiser;
or otherwise. Gratitude for God’s faithfulness provides me with a         • Managed own business for five            Diversity Committee member;
seedbed of faith, hope and love for both myself and others.                 years                                    President and Dean’s Office
                                                                          • Avid gardener of chili peppers           employee
                                                                            and heirloom tomatoes                  • national Church: Episcopal
Throughout my Clinical Pastoral Education internship, my heart                                                       Church Women, union of Black
readily connected with those who were desperately sick or lonely.         Church Employment/                         Episcopalians
I believe the bringing of the Good news of the Gospel to those             Experience
who are often forgotten to be an integral aspect of my ministry.          • Resident, Clinical Pastoral            Education
This healing ministry is relevant in clinical, parish and area ministry     Education, Stanford Hospital and       • Church Divinity School of the
settings. I also seek to utilize video and computer technology to           Clinics, Palo Alto, CA (4units):         Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
                                                                            spiritual care for mental health       • union Institute & university,
bring together those who worship in a parish setting with those who
                                                                            patients and their families              Sacramento, CA: BA Business
are physically unable to do so in order to strengthen the body of                                                    Administration
                                                                          • Seminarian, St. Paul’s Church,
Christ and increase koinonia.                                               Oakland, CA: liturgical leadership,
                                                                            developed grant to fund media
As a faithful servant of Christ, I am humbled by my call to service. I      capability for live video feed of
will follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit wherever it may lead me.        worship service to parish’s seniors’
                                                                            residence tower, preaching

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The Rev. Andrew Shamel                                                                                 Ministry Objective
                                                                                 To serve a lively, mid-sized congregation in bringing the Gospel
                                                                                   to a changing world by way of prayerful, engaging liturgy,
                                                                                   challenging preaching, education, and Christian formation.
2450 Le Conte Ave.                                    858.774.0264         Summary of Qualifications               • Campus Missioner, Diocese of San
Berkeley, CA 94709                        • Strong, good-natured, and               Diego
                                                                             adaptable leader, confident and       • Chaplain Intern, The Bishop’s
                                                                             non-anxious in conflict                 School, La Jolla, CA: Ethics and
Ordination to the priesthood anticipated April 2011                        • Wide-ranging, traditional, and          substitute new Testament teacher,
                                                                             playful liturgical sense                homilist
                                                                           • Keen intellect, and a gift for
                               The true face of God is shown to              spiritual reflection                  Other Employment
                               us in the humanity of Jesus.                • Creative theologian with deep         • Communications Assistant, Church
                                                                             roots in the wisdom of the              Divinity School of the Pacific:
                                                                             tradition                               multimedia, layout and design
                                                  Edward Schillebeeckx     • Active and patient listener,            work
                                                                             comfortable minister to all ages      • Teaching Assistant, Claflin Jewelry
                              In a changed and changing world,             • Lively sense of humor, clear,           Studio, Dartmouth College
                              we who have been called by Christ              engaging teacher                      • Teacher, Summerbridge, San Diego
                              have been called to lead it into the         • Compelling, theologically and
                              love of Christ. We meet Christ in              pastorally grounded preacher          Other Experience
                                                                                                                   • Led mission trip to post-Katrina
                              each other, friend and stranger, and
                                                                           Noteworthy Accomplishments                new Orleans
                              in the sacraments of the church. We          • Collaborated to develop and host      • President of Phi Tau, one of the
share our lives and our stories with one another as we grow in the           community storytelling events           nation’s oldest coeducational
knowledge and love of God the Creator. We are called into life and         • Organized and led theologically         Greek organizations
work in the ongoing ministry of the Holy Spirit. This is the story of        diverse Theology on Tap               • Eagle Scout
the church, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve it.               community                             • High school Christian education
                                                                           • Extensive study of the                  teacher
                                                                             intersections of faith, narrative,    • Trained EfM mentor
I am excited to bring my years of studying narrative and storytelling as     and culture including                 • Preaching Excellence Program,
ways of understanding God’s work in our lives to help congregations          undergraduate and master’s theses       Episcopal Preaching foundation
become confident in sharing their own stories with one another and                                                 • founding member, CDSP chapter
with a world hungry for reconciliation and God’s love. I look forward      Church Employment/                        of the Episcopal Evangelism
to bringing this work and my experience in traditional and creative        Experience                                network
liturgy to welcome both lifelong Episcopalians, the generations            • Deacon, All Souls Parish,
estranged from faith and the church, and everyone in-between.                Berkeley, CA: Open Door Dinner        Education
                                                                             volunteer, preacher                   • Graduate Theological union,
                                                                           • Chaplain, Camp Stevens, Julian, CA      Berkeley, CA: MA Homiletics
The Episcopal Church has never before had such an opportunity to           • Seminarian, St Gregory of nyssa       • Church Divinity School of the
preach the Gospel, and I am ready to help it to do so.                       Church, San francisco, CA: youth        Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
                                                                             group leader, food Pantry worker,     • Dartmouth College, Hanover, nH:
                                                                             preacher                                AB English Literature cum laude
                                                                           • Campus Minister, St Thomas
                                                                             Church, Hanover, nH: mission
                                                                             trip leader
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Irene Tanabe                                                                                              Ministry Objective
                                                                                     To connect, invite, inspire and unleash the gathered body
                                                                                              toward a greater faithfulness in God.
4533 52nd Avenue South                                 206.406.7677      Summary of Qualifications                    • Appellate attorney, represented
                                                                         • Demonstrated passion and                     indigent petitioners in Court of
Seattle, WA 98118                 
                                                                           commitment to service and                    Appeals and Washington Supreme
                                                                           honoring the other                           Court
Ordination to the transitional diaconate anticipated February 2011       • Vision focused problem solver              • Attorney, represented prisoners held
                                                                         • Strategic planner, manager, grant            in Washington State Department
                                                                           writer and fund developer                    of Corrections facilities in post-
                                                                         • Strong pastoral preaching, liturgical        conviction matters and parole board
                              I have been caught by Christ the                                                          hearings
                                                                           and mediation skills
                              Tiger.     Thomas Howard, in his
                              book, Christ the Tiger, described the      Noteworthy Accomplishments                   Other Experience
                              Incarnate Love of God, Jesus, as a         • Blessed mother of a fine young man         • CDSP: Diversity and Admissions
                                                                                                                        committees, Board of Trustees
                              tiger that stalks, hunts, and surprises    • Bridge builder between Japan and
                                                                           America                                      Development Committee
                              his prey. My sponsoring priest and                                                      • Preaching Excellence Program
                                                                         • Climbed Mt. Rainier!
                              parish family described watching me                                                     • Executive Council of the Episcopal
                              “pursue, wrestle with, and be pursued      Church Employment/                             Church, Strategic Planning
                              by Christ.” I was taken back with this                                                    Committee
                                                                                                                      • Diocese of Olympia, Anti Racism
                              metaphor. My image of Christ was not       • Seminarian, Church of the Advent of
                                                                                                                        Task force, Anti Racism Trainer
                              one of a stalking tiger! Yes, it’s true,     Christ the King, San francisco, CA:
                                                                                                                      • Dioceses of Olympia and California,
                                                                           preaching, acolyte, thurifer, officiant,
in much of life I have had to be snagged by the seat of my pants to                                                     Anti Racism Trainer
                                                                           Altar Guild member, Lenten Series
get my attention. So much to do, so many places to go!                                                                • Duke university Continuing Studies,
                                                                           workshop presenter, homeless
                                                                                                                        non-Profit Management Certificate
                                                                           shelter mass lay assistant
                                                                                                                      • nikkei Heritage Association of
Today, I see Christ as a tigress, keeping a patient and watchful eye     • Chaplain, Harborview Medical
                                                                                                                        Washington, Board of Directors
on me. There will be further struggles I am sure, as I continue to         Center and uW Medical Center,
                                                                                                                      • navajo Public Defender, Window
                                                                           Seattle, WA
grow into my inherited tenacity. But now I know that if I get off        • Parishioner, St. Peter’s Church,
                                                                                                                        Rock, AZ, Trial Advocacy Trainer
track, she will lift me up by the scruff of my neck and gently set me                                                 • Asian Bar Association of
                                                                           Seattle, WA: Lay Eucharistic
                                                                                                                        Washington, Judicial Evaluations
down in the direction I need to go. As I complete seminary training        Minister, convention delegate,
and consider my ministry, I hear a call to summon the Church to be a       Episcopal Asian Ministry
                                                                           representative, retreat organizer,
people pursued and caught by the love of Christ the Tiger. Our love                                                   Education
                                                                           hospitality minister, homeless
will not be timid or tame, for we will know Christ the Tiger.              feeding ministry team member               • Church Divinity School of the
                                                                                                                        Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
                                                                                                                      • Seattle university School of
                                                                         Other Employment
                                                                                                                        Theology and Ministry, Seattle, WA
                                                                         • CDSP: Residential Advisor,
                                                                                                                      • university of Colorado School of
                                                                           Admissions Assistant, Hospitality
                                                                                                                        Law, Boulder, CO: JD
                                                                           Team Member
                                                                                                                      • Western Washington university,
                                                                         • Judge Pro Tem, Seattle Municipal
                                                                                                                        Bellingham, WA: BA
                                                                         • Trial attorney, represented indigent
                                                                           defendants in both criminal and
                                                                           non-criminal matters
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The Rev. Ben R. Wells                                                                                 Ministry Objective
                                                                              To serve in a pastoral to corporate size community, joining with it to
                                                                              navigate differing belief systems, with listening and pastoral concern,
DIOCESE Of ATLAnTA                                                                     through preaching, liturgy, and Christian education.

2480 Virginia Street Apt 6                             404.867.0050      Summary of Qualifications                    center, liturgy and music
Berkeley, CA 94709                          •   Teaching is learning                     committee, Chaplain to 4-day
                                                                         •   Relevant preaching                       outdoor youth hike
Ordination to the priesthood anticipated summer 2011                     •   Love of The Episcopal Church           • Parishioner, St. Bartholomew’s
                                                                         •   Organized without fussiness              Church, Atlanta, GA: Junior and
                                                                         •   Calm presence                            Senior Warden, led four youth
                                                                         •   Approachable and hospitable              urban experiences to Paris, led
                              If I speak in the tongues of                                                            acolytes to national Cathedral
                              mortals and of angels, but do not          Noteworthy Accomplishments                   Acolyte festival, Acolyte Warden,
                              have love, I am a noisy gong or a          • Dean of diocesan high school               co-chair Strategic Development,
                              clanging cymbal.                             Summer Camp, teaching                      co-chair rector search, EYC leader,
                                                                           reconciliation and the story of            urban adventure leader J2A
                                                                           creation using a scripture and             program, Sunday school teacher,
                                                    1 Corinthians 13:1
                                                                           science based curriculum                   St. francis Garden creator
                                                                         • Diocesan Acolyte festival
                               Earlier in my life, I had given up on       coordinator                              Other Employment
                               the church and didn’t have any desire     • Six years as a pharmacist with           • Emergency room/forensic
                               to return after having left it behind       a medical mission team in the              toxicologist, quest Diagnostics:
                               when entering college and continuing        mountains of southern Honduras             began as a bench technologist
in my work career. I was brought back to church, I believe, because                                                   and worked up (managing 70
                                                                         Church Employment/                           employees) to division manager
of the guidance of the Holy Spirit to an unfamiliar community and                                                     of R&D; Analytical supervisor for
an unfamiliar expression of faith, the Episcopal Church. It was my       • Head Sacristan, Church Divinity            1996 Olympic games; greenbelt
formation experience at St. Bartholomew’s Church, a community that         School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA        certified in Six Sigma model
took their mission to those on the margins of society seriously, that    • Chaplain Intern, California Pacific
helped me live into my baptismal covenant. It was my communal              Medical Center, San francisco, CA        Other Experience
and academic experience at CDSP that taught me that faith working        • Seminarian, St. Matthew’s Church,        • CDSP: Community Council social
through love is difficult but necessary to fulfill the Gospel of Jesus     San Mateo, CA: preacher, liturgical        chair, middler class co-president,
                                                                           chalice, acolyte trainer, adult            Trustees’ Community Life
Christ through the being of church. I believe that I am now ready                                                     Committee member, small group
                                                                           and youth education leader,
to put my formation of ministry and foundational learning together         contemplative prayer leader,               leader
to continue a multifaceted ministry with love for those finding            morning prayer leader, acolyte
themselves on the margins for whatever reason and for those who            trainer, contemplative prayer leader     Education
have no voice.                                                           • Chaplain assistant, St. Matthew’s        • Church Divinity School of the
                                                                           Day School, San Mateo, CA:                 Pacific, Berkeley, CA: MDiv
                                                                           worship leader                           • university of Kentucky, Lexington,
                                                                         • Diocese of Atlanta: Standing               KY: MS Toxicology
                                                                           Committee, finance committee,            • university of Kentucky, Lexington,
                                                                           executive council, board member            KY: BS Biology
                                                                           of the camp and conference

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