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Starr King School for the Ministry

Founded in 1904, Starr King School for the Ministry is a graduate theological school that educates Unitarian Universalist ministers and progressive religious leaders. The school offers a Master of Divinity, a Master of Arts in Religious Leadership for Social Change and a Master of Arts (sponsored by the Graduate Theological Union in collaboration with SKSM), as well as online courses and continuing education for laity and clergy. Starr King is a member of the Graduate Theological Union, which allows students to take courses at member schools and the nearby University of California, Berkeley.

Starr King emphasizes student-centered, participatory learning that focuses on theological study, work in congregations, supervised clinical pastoral experience, tutorials, independent and self-directed study projects, as well as participation in Starr King's community life and worship. Admission information: Online education:

Officers: Rebecca Ann Parker, President; Kelly Flood, Vice President for Advancement; Thomas W. Smith, Vice President for Finance and Administration; Patti Lawrence, Director of Strategic Planning; Dorsey Blake, Acting Dean of the Faculty ('07-'08); Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajaje', Director of the SKSM Luce Project for Multi-religious Theological Education.

Core Faculty: Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker , Patti Lawrence, Rev. Alma Crawford, Rev. Dr. Gabriella Lettini, Dr. Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajaje'. Visiting Professors: Rev. Dr. David Sammons, Rev. Dr. Dorsey Blake. Visiting Scholar: Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock. SKSM Board Chair: Rev. Tom Disrud.

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