FACULTY

Todd Stockdale

My research interests rest within the discipline of practical theology. As a practical theologian, I find myself drawn to the complexities present in lived Christianity and therefore I seek to investigate theological themes through the particularities of concrete situations. This means that much of my own work has been cross-disciplinary in nature and I routinely draw upon various qualitative research methodologies from the social sciences—such as participant observation, in-depth interviews and focus groups—in order to explore a range of theological issues.

Education:
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh
M.Th., University of Edinburgh
M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary
B.A., University of Arkansas

Scholarship:
Hearing a Fuller Story: Ethnography, Reflexivity, and Church
Making Connections: Exploring Methodist Deacons’ Perspectives on Contemporary Diaconal Ministry
The Contemporary Nature of Diaconal Ministry in British Methodism

Accomplishments:
Research Associate for the “Good Practice in Diaconal Ministry” research project at the Wesley Study Centre, St. John’s College, Durham University.

Carl F. Maulbeck

Carl has a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and a Master’s in Education and has been an educator for over 30 years working in various capacities for Lincoln Technical Institute. Currently, he is the Director of Education for the Union, NJ, campus. In addition, he has been a member of the Emmaus Christian Community at the Shrine of St Joseph for almost 40 years and serves on the community’s Liturgy Committee and chairs the Shrine’s Spirituality Pillar Group. He has been an active member of the Interweave Community for the past 15 years. Carl writes poetry as part of his spiritual practice. You can read Carl’s blog at maddogpoetry.com.

Betty Adams

Betty Livingston Adams is Research Fellow and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of History. She was previously Associate Fellow at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Global Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women, and Associate Fellow of the Yale Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion. She earned her MDiv from Drew Theological School and her MPhil and PhD from Yale University

Paul Kimmerling

Paul Kimmerling is certified as a Spiritual Director by the Haden Institute, and has been offering individual and group guidance for more than 10 years using the wisdom of the 12 steps, and contemplative and mindfulness practices. Though affiliated with the Episcopal church, he works with those from various faith traditions, and those with none.Paul is a certified practitioner of the Myer’s-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and administers other evaluations such as DiSC and the Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI).He is a board member of the newly formed Companions of Mary the Apostle, a religious community of Episcopal women, in West Park, NY.Paul blogs at http://soulintentionblog.com/

Rabbi Shefa Gold

Rabbi Shefa Gold is a leader in ALEPH: the Alliance for Jewish Renewal and received her ordination both from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (z”l). She is the director of C-DEEP, The Center for Devotional, Energy and Ecstatic Practice in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. She teaches workshops and retreats on the theory and art of Chanting, Devotional Healing, Spiritual Community-Building and Meditation.
Rabbi Shefa composes and performs spiritual music, has produced ten albums, and her liturgies have been published in several new prayerbooks. She is the author of Torah Journeys: The Inner Path to the Promised Land and In the Fever of Love: An Illumination of The Song of Songs, both published by Ben Yehuda Press. Her latest book, published by Jewish Lights, is The Magic of Hebrew Chant: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love.
By combining her grounding in Judaism with a background in Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, and Native American spiritual traditions, Rabbi Shefa is uniquely qualified as a spiritual bridge celebrating the shared path of devotion.

Lorri Lizza

Lorri provides HR support, coaching, leadership training, and organizational and team development for Rippel and RTH. She has led teams and corporate initiatives for more than two decades. She was a human resources vice president at AT&T, and was a founding corporate member of the MIT Organizational Learning Center. She also co-founded the Center for Shared Leadership, and was a founding member and board trustee of the Society for Organizational Learning. She has facilitated workshops and learning circles at the Authentic Leadership in Action Institute, the Omega Institute, and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She currently serves as board vice president and faculty member for Interweave. Lorri holds a BA from Marymount College, and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Robert Corin Morris

Robert Corin Morris is the founder and former executive director of Interweave, an ecumenical and interfaith learning center in Summit, NJ and a co-founder of the Newark Interfaith Coalition for Hope and Peace, which facilitates interfaith dialogue and cooperation in facing social challenges. An Episcopal priest, trained spiritual director, and chaplain to clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, he is the author of three books, Wrestling with Grace, Suffering and the Courage of God: Exploring How Grace and Suffering Meet, and Provocative Grace: The Challenge in Jesus’ Words.

Donald E. Sharif Graham

Murshid Sharif Munawir Graham (also known as Donald A. Sharif Graham) was a professor of Literature and Comparative Religion at University of Arizona. He worked closely with Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan on several of his books, and edited The Complete Works of Inayat Khan, the seventh volume of which was recently completed.

Rory McEntee

Rory McEntee is an author, philosopher, educator, and contemplative activist, works at an intersection of spirituality, education, social justice and culture. He has been a leader in the new monastic movement, and serves as Executive Director of the Foundation for New Monasticism.

Jeanne Kerwin

Dr. Jeanne Kerwin, ethics and palliative care coordinator at Overlook Medical Center.

Catherine Keller

Catherine Keller is Professor of Constructive Theology at the Theological School of Drew University, and author of Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement.

Lisa Brown

Bio coming soon.

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