was successfully added to your cart.


A World on the Move
Queering Faith
Igniting Change

Immersion Blogs


Vocare is the newsletter of Contextual Learning and Field Education opportunities for PSR students and communities. Vocāre is a Latin word meaning “to call” or “to invoke.” Learn more at psr.edu/vocare

Do you have questions about the process of becoming a Member in Discernment?

By | Vocare UCC | No Comments

Next week, Sonny Graves, who works for the Northern California Nevada Conference, United Church of Christ, and is a Member in Discernment towards Ordained Ministry, will be joining you for Tuesday Chapel (February 14) followed by lunch at the PSR dining hall. He is here to support you: do you have questions about the process of becoming a Member in Discernment? Ministry with the UCC? Conference events, resources, and relationship building? Do you have ideas, suggestions, or visions for our Conference? Please drop in over a meal together next week!

Dual Spring and Summer CPE Units, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

By | CPE and Chaplaincy, Field Education Placement opportunities, Jobs in Ministry | No Comments

The UC Davis Medical Center seeks candidates looking to complete two units of CPE. However, you may also apply if you are looking for a single unit but can commit to completing two units.

Program: Levels I and II ACPE CPE

Date: March 1 to August 31 (Two units)


  • Completion of M.Div. or equivalent
  • Completion of some CPE preferred but will consider persons with no previous CPE
  • Application and related materials including interview.


  • Stipend: $2,500 paid monthly
  • Free Parking
  • Holidays and PTOs


  • Unit 1 is $500, Unit 2 = $250

For additional information, including where to send your application, please click here for a flyer.


Year-Long (Full-Time) CPE internship, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

By | CPE and Chaplaincy, Field Education Placement opportunities, Jobs in Ministry, Vocare Field Ed Placement Highlight | No Comments

Practice the art of spiritual caregiving at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, two world-class quaternary-care hospitals of the University of California, San Francisco!

A full-time CPE internship year at UCSF enables you to earn credit for as many as four (4) CPE units serving as a chaplain weekdays (8:30am – 4:30pm) and on-call shifts staying on-site approximately once every 7 days.

Application fee: $30 Tuition: $1,800 Stipend: $38,144 for 12 months + student health insurance + 15 paid personal leave days + 12 paid hospital holidays

For additional information, please click here for a flyer, or visit http://ucsfspiritcare.org.

Pacific School of Religion offers an opportunity for creative, focused, and advanced professional studies in its cluster Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree. Unlike the PhD or ThD, the DMin is not a degree in a specialized academic discipline, but rather is a professional degree in ministry that brings together theory and praxis rooted in the academy and the community of faith.

View Doctor of Ministry dissertations from Pacific School of Religion graduates below, and learn more about the Doctor of Ministry program here. Please note that all dissertations are copyrighted to their respective authors.

Doctor of Ministry Dissertation by Rev. Dr. David Laurance Bieniek

By | Academics, DMin Dissertations | No Comments

Read Rev. Dr. David Laurance Bieniek’s Doctor of Ministry dissertation, At the Deathbed: Using Symbols and Rituals to Connect with the Spiritual in Times of Death and Grieving, here.

This dissertation was presented to The Faculty of the Pacific School of Religion in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry, Berkeley, California, April 2016.