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NEWS

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EVENTS

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FIELD EDUCATION AND FIELD WORK ANNOUNCEMENTS

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UPCOMING FIELD EDUCATION EVENTS

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NEW PLACEMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Approved Placement Sites include:

  • Congregations with PSR-alum pastors that have a long and rich history of supporting interns
  • Agencies committed to work with unhoused and incarcerated persons
  • Congregations stepping into new and creative expressions of “church”
  • Schools that offer spiritual guidance and exploration to their students
  • and more!
Below are a few examples. You can find the list of ALL of the currently approved placements HERE

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IMMERSION NEWS

UPCOMING IMMERSIONS

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RECENT IMMERSION POSTS

Check out reflections from our Immersion participants:

Grief tempered by Joy

by Judy Cayot  Downtown St. Louis was cold and desolate the day after GC ended, reflecting my mood. As I walked there, our pastor, Kristin texted me asking how I was. I replied, “sitting with grief and joy. They are old friends.” That is where ...
Immersion Cohort from Pacific School of Religion  to Bear Witness to Historic UMC Decision
Full Inclusion of LGBTQ Persons in the Methodist Church at Stake A cohort of 14 people from Pacific School of Religion will be attending the Special Session of General Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) in St. Louis, February 23­–26. The denomination, with a ...
Student Immersions: Communities of Resilience
Four PSR students—three of them now alums—shared their final projects with us so we could share them with you. We hope you find them encouraging, informative, and inspiring.
Faith and Public Policy: A Week Later
It has been a week since we came back from Washington DC. I was exhausted and inspired. I have spent the last week catching up at home and resting, but mostly just processing all that I learned and all that confronted me during our immersion ...

If You Love Me

If You Love Me If you love me, please tell me why I am homeless, hungry, naked, and tattered in the streets? If you love me, why do you promote policy which denies me healthcare or the medications which support my life? If you love ...

Intersections

Intersections
The intersections are where life gets interesting. This immersion is at the intersection of faith and public policy. Since the 1980s, the loudest faith voice in the public/political arena has been the religious right. There are good people in that huge camp, but the leadership ...
“What You Do For The Least Of Mine You Also Do For Me” Matthew 25:40
I cannot adequately describe how wonderful and all-encompassing my trip to Washington, DC, has been.  Since this immersion class is called Faith & Public Policy, I will begin this blog by focusing on the faith or religious component.  I believe that faith and compassion are ...
A Few Scattered Thoughts
I am finding this whole immersion experience impossible to summarize so I will note my scattered impressions without asking them to cohere for now.  Even while I'm emotionally engaged in the efforts of our guest speakers and even as I feel moved as we locate ...
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Student Leadership News

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Student Preaching/Teaching Schedule

All current PSR students—especially those enrolled in Field Ed—are invited to share with us times that they are scheduled to lead/teach/preach.
Below are a few of these upcoming events. You can find the full calendar HERE

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Students, submit your upcoming teaching/preaching appearances here
so that the PSR community might support you with presence and/or prayer.

The office of Field Education continually updates job announcements from congregations, denominations, seminaries, and non-profits.

  • You can find a full listing of opportunities HERE.
  • If you have an open position you wish to have posted, send the Job Description and Application Process (or link to web page with this information) to FieldEd@psr.edu
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In the interim, here are denominational Contacts and Facebook pages:

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Disciples of Christ

Rev. Clarence Johnson
Director of Pastoral Formation
cjohnson@dsf.edu
415/451-2870

Laura Jean Torgerson
Director of Education and Mission
ljtorgerson@dsf.edu
510/697-2047

www.tinyurl.com/FacebookPSRDOC

Metropolitan Community Church

Rev. Kharma Amos
RevKharmaAmos@MCCchurch.net

Rev. Terri Echelbarger
revterri@peninsulamcc.org
650/515-0900

www.tinyurl.com/FacebookPSRMCC

Swedenborgian Church of North American

Jim Lawrence
jlawrence@shs.psr.edu

Francesca McCrossan
fmccrossan@shs.psr.edu

Center for Swedenborgian Studies:  css.gtu.edu

Unitarian Universalist Association

Pacific Central District – Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (PCD-UUMA)

Rev. Mary McKinnon Ganz
mganz@uuma.org

Rev. Jade “J.D.” Benson
jdbenson@uuma.org

www.tinyurl.com/FacebookPSRUU

United Church of Christ

Rev. Diane Weible
diane@ncncucc.org
510/330-7198

www.tinyurl.com/FacebookPSRUCC

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Rev. Diana Bohn
dbohn@psr.edu
You can contact Diana for scheduling Tuesday appointments

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Let’s keep in touch! Email us at FieldEd@psr.edu, visit us at Holbrook 124 and 125, and call us at 510/849-8238

Rev. Odette Lockwood-Stewart
Instructor in the Practice of Ministry
Faculty Director, Community Engaged Learning

Grace Gilliam
Associate Director, Community Engaged Learning

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