I graduated from University of Portland with a major in Theology and minors in Mathematics and Education.
I chose Saint John’s because of the theology that is being taught and lived here. Saint John’s is a special place because of how it brings pastoral theology into dialogue with academic theology. I am a first year student at the SOT.
I have really enjoyed my time here so far. Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and it is a fun place to study in community.
I am studying Systematics at the SOT and my passions are liberation theology and interfaith studies, especially dialogue between Islam and Christianity.
Classes are very discussion based, which—in my opinion—should be how theology is done in the first place. Especially in the area of liberation theology and inter-religious dialogue.
I love the Stella Maris Chapel on the lake.
Hospitality is the most prevalent value that I see. When I first arrived I was welcomed with open arms and interactions with faculty, staff, and other students is a constant reminder about how hospitality is a value taken to heart in the SOT.
Come for a visit. That is the only way to get a feel for the campus and the theology that is going on here in Collegeville.
After graduation I want to pursue a PhD in Social Ethics and go on to study and teach liberation theology.