Introducing our Interim Chaplain, Rev. Stephanie Green
2/2/2017As Chaplain Mertz prepares to go on maternity leave (any day now!), we are excited to introduce our interim chaplain, the Reverend Stephanie Green.
The Rev. Stephanie Green is a bi-vocational Episcopal priest with passions for children’s and youth ministry; interfaith study and community formation; and scholarship and teaching in the humanities. She graduated summa cum laude from Bryn Mawr College and holds an M.A. in Art History (The University of Iowa) and an M.Div. (Church Divinity School of the Pacific).
Stephanie’s commitment to interfaith learning took her to Jerusalem for three years to study and work on a kibbutz, serve at the Anglican Cathedral (where she lived in the bell tower), and help launch an interfaith project for Jews, Christians, and Muslims to study one another’s sacred texts; share meals and hospitality; and attend one another’s communal observances.
She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Medieval Studies at UC-Berkeley where she also assists as a Reader in Gender and Women’s Studies and LGBT Studies. (She has read and graded thousands of essays and exams at UC-Berkeley and is always amazed at how much students learn in a semester!) Along with teaching in Comparative Literature, French and Italian Studies at UC-Berkeley during her graduate program, Stephanie has served as an associate rector and director of children’s, youth, family and young adult ministries in parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of California and the Diocese of El Camino Real. She is also the mother of a fourth-grader in school in Berkeley.
Chaplain Green is delighted to join St. Paul’s during Chaplain Mertz’s maternity leave. She looks forward to getting to know students, families, staff and faculty; to “questing” with the fifth-graders; and to sharing in the amazing celebrations of each chapel service at St. Paul’s!