Faculty

PATHWAYS curriculum is developed and facilitated by the following faculty members.

Rev. Anita Bradshaw, Ph.D.

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The Rev. Anita L. Bradshaw, Ph.D. is a consultant, theologian, pastor, trainer, and teacher working with congregations, judicatories, denominations, and non-profits. She taught at Yale University Divinity School, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, Augsburg College, The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, University of St. Francis, Eden Theological Seminary, University of […]

Rev. Kathy Harvey Nelson

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Rev. Kathy Nelson is an ordained minister serving both as director of the Center for Spiritual Formation for Susquehanna Conference of the UM Church and as pastor of Salem UM Church, a small rural congregation in South Central PA. She is dedicated to serving the church by finding creative ways  to reach out to the […]

Rev. David McMahill

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David McMahill grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, then received a B.A. from Dartmouth College where he majored in religion. He and Jane Adkisson married in 1966, and together went to Chicago Theological Seminary, each receiving the M.Div. in 1970. Their class was the only class in the long history of CTS not to have a […]

Rev. Glenna Shepherd

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Glenna has served as senior minister of three congregations, as a church planter, music minister, interim minister, and, prior to coming to the UCC, as the equivalent of a conference minister for Metropolitan Community Churches, where she worked with congregations in Western Europe and in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has developed numerous resources for both church […]

Rev. Dr. Trish Towle Greeves

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Trish Greeves was ordained a United Church of Christ pastor in 1989 after many years as a lay leader and teacher at Emmaus United Church of Christ in Vienna, Virginia. Trish enjoyed a sixteen-year pastorate with Union Congregational UCC, Elk River, Minnesota from 1990 to 2006. She received the Murdale Leysath Award For Outstanding Woman […]

Min. Regina Harris Drake

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I have been an instructor in the Education Ministry at the Victory Church in Stone Mountain, GA (Dr. Ken Samuel, senior pastor) teaching varied course work in formats such as Bible studies, plays and workshops with particular interests in prayer, worship, women’s studies and Old Testament narratives.

Rev. Ruth Shaver, D.Min.

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The Reverend Doctor Ruth E. Shaver recently completed 10 years as the Pastor and Teacher of The United Church of Schellsburg United Church of Christ in Schellsburg, Pennsylvania (Juniata Association, Penn West Conference). Prior to her tenure there, she was first Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministry and then ordained to the Christian Ministry […]

Rev. Aqueelah As-Salaam

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Reverend Aqueelah As-Salaam is a graduate of the Samuel D. Proctor, School of Theology at Virginia Union University. She has also completed a residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.  She received her certification as a Pastoral Counselor from the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy. In addition, she has a certificate […]

Rev. Marcia Free

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Rev. Marcia Free is recently retired as the Director of Counseling and Pastoral Care for the Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health.  She is the Volunteer Director for the Institute for Interfaith Relationships.  As an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ in support of the congregations she has served, she has had many opportunities to […]

Rev. Lou Kavar, Ph.D.

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The Rev. Lou Kavar, Ph.D., serves as spiritual director at Central Congregational UCC, Atlanta. With a masters degree in spirituality and a doctorate in counseling psychology, Dr. Kavar is a core faculty member at Capella University in psychology.