Mariah Callison (MDiv ’14) recently began serving as a Staff Chaplain at the John Muir Medical Center in Concord, California.
Gwynn Fuqua (MDiv ’14) was ordained in the Christian Church of Northern California – Nevada (Disciples of Christ) on November 14, 2015. Since January 1, 2016, she has been serving as Associate Pastor of First Christian Church of Alameda (Disciples of Christ).
Pepper Swanson (MDiv ’14) will be ordained on Saturday, March 19th at Eden United Church of Christ in Eden’s historic Pioneer Chapel. Pepper has been called to be Eden’s Designated Term Associate Minister.
Brian Adkins (MDiv ’14) is the Pastor at Open Door UMC in Richmond, CA.
Tracy Barnowe (MDiv ’11, MA ’12) is the settled minister at First Congregational Church of San Rafael, UCC, and is a church growth consultant and teacher.
Since 2013, Jonathan Dodson (MDiv ’11) has been the Head of Spiritual Care and Hospice Chaplain at Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance, OH. He and his wife, Jeannette Brodersen (MDiv ’09), welcomed their first child, a daughter, in November of 2015.
Andrew Greenhaw (MDiv ’12) is the pastor at St. Paul’s UCC in New Orleans, a new and renewing church.
Vathanak Heang (MDiv ’14) is a pastor at Santa Clara UMC in Santa Clara, CA. He writes, “I love feeding people spiritually. The ministry is very exciting, especially working with people from different ethnic groups.” Recently, Vathanak started a Cambodian language ministry at Santa Clara UMC.
Diane Johnson (MDiv ’14) has been approved for ordination in the Bay Association of the Northern California Nevada Conference of the UCC. She is currently on the Bay Association Council and joined the NCNC Council after Annual Gathering. Diane is in continued discernment for a sponsoring organization to issue a letter of call in Public and Community Ministry and hopes to be ordained by the end of 2015. Diane continues to work with national not-for-profits and is excited about continuing to serve as a New Beginnings Assessor, working with congregations to define their future visions. This fall, Diane will begin working with the Center for Progressive Renewal, serving as a coach and consultant to congregations engaged in leadership and capacity building.
Emily Labrecque (MDiv ’14) recently started as the Interim Director of The Niebuhr Center for Faith and Action at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL.
Leslie Leasure (MDiv ’14) will be ordained on October 24th, 2015, at Plymouth UCC in Oakland. Leslie is the Program Manager for the Ignite Institute @ PSR (formerly the Center for Spiritual and Social Transformation), and curates Into the Wilderness (itwcommunity.org).
John Alex Lowell (MDiv ’10) is currently involved in an Accessibility Ministry helping people and houses of worship improve spiritual, attitudinal and architectural accessibility to people with disabilities and disabling health conditions from age.
James Merriam (MDiv ’15) is a restaurant manager developing the “sacrament of brunch.” He is also doing extensive pulpit supply.
Joseph Nutini (CSSC ’15) has published his new book, Loving Beyond Reason: A Guide Through Spirit, Love, and Transformation. Through his writing, Joseph channels a message of hope and inspiration for everyone working to make the world a better place while improving their own lives.
Meighan Pritchard (MDiv ’10) was ordained in the Fall of 2014, and serves as the half-time pastor at Prospect UCC in Seattle. She has been serving for the past two years as the UCC Minister for Environmental Justice and is easing out of that role, but will continue to lead environmental justice workshops for the UCC all over the country.
Bonnie Rambob (MDiv ’15) was ordained into ministry in the United Church of Christ at the Congregational Church of San Mateo on August 15, 2015. Bonnie begins her tenure as a professional minister serving the Congregational Church of San Mateo (CCSM) as Transitional Minister of Intergenerational Education. Bonnie has a passion for creating spaces where people of many generations seek and find meaning in their individual spiritual journeys as well as in the communal Christian faith journey. One of her favorite faith formation programs is a multi-faith program called Peace Village.