San Francisco Theological SeminaryCommencementClasses of 2020 & 2021Graduate School of TheologyUniversity of Redlands, Marin CampusSan Anselmo, Californiai

CommencementClasses of 2020 & 2021Saturday, May 22, 202110:00 a.m.Geneva TerraceUniversity of Redlands, Marin Campus105 Seminary Road, San Anselmo, CaliforniaPresidingDr. Kathy OgrenProvostExecutive Director, Marin CampusThe Reverend Dr. Jana ChildersDean of the Graduate School of Theology

Commencement CeremonyAcademic ProcessionSeminary Awards and FellowshipsThe people may stand for the ProcessionThe Reverend Dr. Jana ChildersDean of the Graduate School of TheologyWelcomeDr. Kathy OgrenProvostOpening PrayerThe Reverend Dr. Bear RidePresident of SFTS Alumni CouncilConferring of Degrees and DiplomasDr. Kathy OgrenProvostExecutive Director, Marin CampusThe Reverend Dr. Eugene Eung-Chun ParkDavid and Dana Dornsife Professor of New TestamentThe Reverend Dr. Jana ChildersDean of the Graduate School of TheologyMusical InterludeA Safe Place to LandRev. Allie UtleyChaplainDr. Alvin McLeanChair of the Board of Directors, SFTSKyle TurverMaster of Divinity student, SFTSDr. Wendy FarleyProfessor of Christian Spirituality, Rice Family Chair in SpiritualityDirector of the Program in Christian SpiritualityScripture LessonsPsalm 133Erin GreenCandidate for Master of Divinity, SFTSThe Reverend Dr. Laurie Garrett-CobbinaAssistant Professor of Pastoral Care & Education, Shaw Family Chair forClinical Pastoral Education, Director of the Shaw Chaplaincy InstituteThe Reverend Dr. Teresa Chávez SaucedaAssistant Professor of MinistryDirector of Advanced Pastoral StudiesColossians 3:12-17Ryan MillerCandidate for Master of Divinity, SFTSCharge to the GraduatesClosing SongGod, Be the Love to Search and Keep Me(O Christ, Surround Me)There is a FieldThe Reverend Dr. Jana ChildersDean of the Graduate School of TheologyPrayer and Lord’s PrayerCarolyn J. Anderson, M.Div. ’20Charge and BenedictionThe people may stand for the BenedictionThe Reverend Dr. Paul NazarianSFTS Board of DirectorsJuliette RazafiarisoaCandidate for Doctor of Ministry, SFTSRecessionalJonathan Hanpiper1 Commencement Classes of 2020 & 20212

Diplomas & CertificatesAwarded by the Faculty on the recommendation of the faculty and staff of the Shaw ChaplaincyInstitute, the Advanced Pastoral Studies Program and the Program in Christian Spirituality.Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction (D.A.S.D.)2020Certificate in Trauma & Spiritual Care (C.T.S.C.)Eric Sarensen2021Molly BoltonWendy CliffJoanne WhittCertificate in Spiritual Direction and Formation (C.S.D.F.)2021Suzanne BojdakKimberly ElliotKaren FieldsAnn (Bryn) Smallwood-GarciaLorraine McNeal2021Anne Blackwood-ChirchirWilliam CappsKaren GordonNatalie Moon-WainwrightKaren L. SethDiploma in Advanced Pastoral Studies (D.A.P.S.)Jennifer Whitaker2020Nereyda Yong-MartínezByungwoo OhThomas Czeck3 Commencement Classes of 2020 & 20214

Graduate DegreesConferred by the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of the Faculty.Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.)2021Sharika GregoryMaster of Divinity (M.Div.)2020Carolyn Johnetta AndersonWilliam CappsLynn S. ChittickHeather JohnstonI-Re JungHye Ryung Kim2021Erin GreenRyan MillerSusan PiersonSuzabelle SpauldingMaster of Divinity / Master of Arts (M.Div./M.A.)Conferred by the Graduate Theological Union with the recommendation of SFTS.2020Bran Stigile-Wright5 Commencement Classes of 2020 & 20216

Graduate DegreesDoctor of Ministry (D.Min.)2020Rita Dollard-O’MalleyFaculty Spiritual Formation Programs in Jesuit Secondary Schools:Examining and Identifying Future Directions for the 21st Century.Albert Wayne JohnsonEffective Workload Management for Pastors.Ann DeibertWill Our Children Have Faith? Supporting Families as Incubators of Spiritual Life.Douglas Blake OldsPraxis for Care of the Atmosphere in Times of Climate Change:Analysis, Quantitative Methods, and Ecclesial Development.Grace Kaori SuzukiIsabella Wai-Fun LiuThe Spirituality and Personal Competency of Chinese Cross-Cultural Missionariesfrom Hong Kong—Implications for Training.Kevin Albert JohnsonMaking the Covenant Work: A Web-based Resource for Welcoming Gay KrogsrudPastoral Care For Detained Young Latinos: Equipping Pastoral Care Providers with theTools Necessary to Offer Comprehensive Pastoral Care.Elizabeth Alene GriswoldIn Other Good News: Progressive Christian Evangelism for a New Era.John Stearns’Deliver Me, O Lord!’ An Exploratory Study into the Nature and Effectiveness ofPastoral Counseling When Combined with Healing Prayer.Leading in the Postmodern Wilderness:Relevant and Effective Processes and Resources for Executive Religious Leaders\(A Prototype for a Manual of Ordination for the Presbytery of San Francisco).7 Commencement Classes of 2020 & 20218

Graduate DegreesDoctor of Ministry (D.Min.)2021Dearthrice Aaron DeWittDying with Quiet Eyes: A Pastoral Care Modality to Alleviate the Distressof Near Death Awareness Phenomena on Hospice Caregivers.Kanyere EatonSister Support: Accompanying African American Clergy Womenin Their Journeys toward the Pastorate.Zac Harmon-McLaughlinPost-Church Ecclesiology: The Future of Community of Christthrough Ambiguity and Principle.Reginald Darnell HortonGetting to Know Your Mate Better Before You Say, ‘I Do’:Simulation Exercises for Engaged Couples.Hyung Do LeeMichael L. MorisonDisaster and Catastrophic Crisis Ministry:Pastoral Response in Time of Terrorism, Human-caused, and Natural Disasters.Bethany Joanna NelsonListening for God’s Call in a Noisy World: Vocation and the Privileged Teen.Emmanuel OkonkwoStopping Social Spiral of Violence: A Pilot Program of Christian Restorationand Healing in Central African Republic.Marta Palma ManriquezWomen’s Ecumenical and Interfaith Spirituality: A Resource for Peace.Diane Marcia PateEngaging Young Women Leaders in Peer Spiritual Directionto Deepen Their Experience with God.Juliette RazafiarisoaA Leadership Training for Christian Religious Leaders in MadagascarUsing a Model (P.A.A.S.)Educating Korean Immigrant Male Pastors:Applying Concepts of Womanist and Asian Feminist Theology for Effective Ministrywith Korean Immigrant Women Experiencing Domestic Violence.Meggan Hannah ManloveEquipping Lutherans for Faith Storytelling.9 Commencement Classes of 2020 & 2021This program does not constitute a certification that all those whose names appearhere have completed the requirements for their degrees and diplomas.10

Prizes & AwardsSeminary FellowshipDistinguished Alumni Award2020I-Re JungThe Distinguished Alumni/ae Awards were inaugurated in 1981 on the occasion of the100th anniversary of the Alumni Association. The Seminary wishes to recognize thesegraduates for their distinctive contributions through their ministries.2021Watch the recorded speech from the 2020 Distinguished Alumna Award recipient,Rev. Jeannie Kim M.Div. ’01, and see a list of all past Distinguished Alumni awardees r of Divinity, 2020Ryan MillerCandidate for Master of Divinity2021Alumni FellowshipThe Reverend Dr. Jorge William de Castro Abdala, D.Min. ’162020Carolyn J. AndersonMaster of Divinity, 20202021Erin GreenCandidate for Master of DivinityAs pastor of two congregations in San Mateo, CA (Latinos Unidos enCristo and Igreja Presbiteriana Brasileira), Rev. Dr. Jorge Abdala is anexperienced minister of the Word and Sacrament in the PresbyterianChurch (USA). His inspired leadership in the Reformed Hispanic, Latino, andBrazilian communities is known locally and throughout the world.Abdala earned his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from San Francisco TheologicalSeminary in 2016. Prior to that, he earned multiple degrees and certificates,including Master of Science in religion at the Pontificia UniversidadeCatolica-PUC (Pontificial Catholic University) in 2004; a bachelor’s degreein philosophy at the Universidade Católica Paulopolitana-FAI (PaulopolitanaCatholic University-FAI, São Paulo City, Brazil) in 2003; Bachelor ofTheology degree at Escola Superior de Teologia Evangélica ESTE (SuperiorSchool of Theology, São Paulo City, Brazil) in 2000; and a music diploma atUniversidade Livre de Música and Free Music School (Santo André City, Brazil) in 1997.Currently, Abdala serves as moderator for the National Portuguese Language Presbyterian Council PCUSA.In 2020, he became a board member of the Racial Equity Advocacy Committee at the 224th PCUSA GeneralAssembly. Since 2017, Abdala also has served as a board member for the National Hispanic/Latinx NationalPresbyterian Caucus PCUSA and moderator for the National Hispanic Latino Presbyterian Men PCUSA.In 2016, he took a role as visiting professor at the School of Theology Escuela Latinoamericana de EstudiosTeologicos in El Cerrito, California. He coaches the Brazilian and Hispanic Ministries (N.C.D./G.A./PCUSA). InJanuary 2013, Abdala joined the board for Global Fellowship Network in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where hecontinues to serve as a director. From 2013 to 2015, Abdala was vice-moderator for the Caucus Hispano LatinoSinodo del Pacifico, in California.With a deeply lasting faith in Jesus Christ, Abdala is a gifted pastor, teacher, composer, musician, and leader.He has a pastor’s heart and cares deeply for his congregants and neighbors, many of whom are new andstruggling under-documented immigrants living throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.11 Commencement Classes of 2020 & 202112

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Seminary Fellowship 2020 I-Re Jung Master of Divinity, 2020 2021 Ryan Miller Candidate for Master of Divinity Alumni Fellowship 2020 Carolyn J. Anderson Master of Divinity, 2020 2021 Erin Green