AMBS Alumni Third Thursdays | Leah Thomas, PhD

This conversation is a part of a once-a-month online conversation between AMBS teaching and administrative faculty members and AMBS alumni. Janeen Bertsche Johnson, M.Div., Alumni Director, interviewed Leah R. Thomas, PhD, Asst. Prof. of Pastoral Care & Contextual Education at AMBS.

During these conversations, Janeen Bertsche Johnson will interview a selected member of the AMBS learning community for 35 minutes, followed by a short time of open conversation for AMBS alumni.

These sessions are held via videoconference from 12 to 1 p.m. ET on the third Thursday of each month. The virtual events are only open to AMBS alumni at this time.

About Leah:
Leah R. Thomas, PhD, blends an academic focus on pastoral care and Christian social ethics with professional experience in hospital chaplaincy, pastoring and nonprofit management.

Her ministry and theological commitments inform her teaching and research, which carefully attends to and incorporates voices excluded by the dominant culture, asking how these voices inform and shift caregiving. Leah’s research interests include anti-racist and intercultural pastoral care, trauma, culture, and the role of embodiment in caregiving and Christian spiritual practices.

Her desire to teach at AMBS is rooted in a commitment to peace, justice and anti-racism in a world that is reeling from disparity, injustice and divisiveness.

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