Craig Hirshberg

The Reverend Craig Hirshberg, M.Div., is a community minister in private practice specializing in teaching spiritual and contemplative practices and facilitating spiritual formation retreats. As a spiritual director she serves as an adjunct faculty for the Shalem Center for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, DC. For nine years she was parish minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills in Somerville, New Jersey, serving as its founding minister. She received her M.Div. from Drew Theological School in 1996, and her B.A. from Kent State University. Other formal study includes programs at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Guidance, the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and New York University. Other professional experience includes positions in program development and international education for YMCAs in Ohio, California, and New York. As a trainer for the YMCA of the USA, Craig provided staff courses in cross-cultural communication, group work, program development, values education, and global education. Her “Global Education Workbook” includes 40 global education activities in the areas of interdependence and cross-cultural communication.