Fellows & Wisdom Seed Grant Recipients

 

At the Center for Innovation in Ministry, we engage scholars, teachers and spiritual practitioners in study, conversations, and program design for the future of faith and spirituality in the world. Our Fellows are pioneering new ways of teaching, serving others, and affecting political and social policies.  They serve as thought partners on emerging projects at the Center. Their scholarship, life experience, and demonstrated integrity are both inspiring and intriguing.  We are thoroughly appreciative of their participation.

FELLOWS

Michael Adee, PhD

Michael Adee, PhD

Partner, Global Faith and Justice Project at the Center for Innovation in Ministry

Seminar Taught:

Loving God and Neighbor: LGBTQ Ministry

Rev. Annanda Barclay

Rev. Annanda Barclay

Co-Moderator, More Light Presbyterian Church

Seminar Taught:

Loving God and Neighbor: LGBTQ Ministry

Monica A. Coleman, MDiv, PhD

Monica A. Coleman, MDiv, PhD

Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religions, Claremont School of Theology

Seminar Taught:

Bipolar Faith

Peter Goldblum, PhD

Peter Goldblum, PhD

Professor and Co-Director at the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-Based Applied Research Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University

Seminar Taught:

Spirituality and Mental Health

Quintus Jett, PhD

Quintus Jett, PhD

Faculty Fellow and Research Director of Citizen Alum, Rutgers University-Newark

Module Taught:

Measuring Social Impact: Mission-Based Data Evaluation and Strategy

Byron Reeves, PhD

Byron Reeves, PhD

Paul C. Edwards Professor of Communication; Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University

Module Taught:

Effective Storytelling through Media and Technology

Rev. Brandan Robertson

Rev. Brandan Robertson

Contemplative activist, commentator, and spiritual teacher

Seminar Taught:

Loving God and Neighbor: LGBTQ Ministry

J. Goosby Smith, MBA, PhD

J. Goosby Smith, MBA, PhD

Assistant Provost of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Associate Professor of Management & Leadership, The Citadel

Module Taught:

Ethical and Inclusive Leadership Development

Rev. Dr. Janie Spahr

Rev. Dr. Janie Spahr

Pioneer for LGBTQ inclusion in the Presbyterian Church

Seminar Taught:

Loving God and Neighbor: LGBTQ Ministry

Rev. Dr. Erin Swenson

Rev. Dr. Erin Swenson

Psychotherapist and Educator

Seminar Taught:

Loving God and Neighbor: LGBTQ Ministry

Cassandra Vieten, PhD

Cassandra Vieten, PhD

President and CEO Institute of Noetic Sciences

Seminar Taught:

Spirituality and Mental Health

Dr. Herman C. Waetjen

Dr. Herman C. Waetjen

Professor emeritus of New Testament San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California

Seminar Taught:

Gospel of Matthew

Rev. D. Mark Wilson, PhD

Rev. D. Mark Wilson, PhD

Ordained Baptist Minister and Lecturer in UC Berkeley's Department of Music and St. Mary's College Department of Sociology

Seminar Taught:

Spirituality and Mental Health

WISDOM SEED GRANT RECIPIENTS

At the heart of the Center for Innovation in Ministry is the mission to accelerate the work of engaged and active scholars, community leaders, and spiritual practitioners in conversations and innovative projects designed for the future of faith and spiritual communities in the world. Our Wisdom Seed Grant recipients are pioneering new ways of ministering, serving others, and affecting political and social policies.

Each Wisdom Seed grant recipient attended one of the Center for Innovation in Ministry’s seminars, proposed an actionable project that reflected on the content of their learning, and went through a rigorous evaluation process against all other grant proposals from that seminar’s attendees.  They will be presenting their outcomes and future plans at the Wisdom Conference in November 2018.

 

William R. Malone III

William R. Malone III

MDiv Candidate, SFTS

Seminar Attended

Fall 2017’s Mental Health and Spirituality Working Together? 

Wisdom Seed Grant Proposal:

Reiki and Yoga as Spiritual Care

Pearl Wong

Pearl Wong

Director, Queer Theology Academy in Hong Kong

Seminar Attended

Spring 2018’s Loving God & Neighbor: LGBTQ Ministry in Church and Community

Wisdom Seed Grant Proposal:

Publishing a Meditation Booklet for LGBTQI+ Christians in Chinese Language