My name is Nancy Fowler. I’m an ordained minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). I received my M.Div. from Claremont School of Theology (CST) in 2007 and am working on my Ph.D.
I FELL IN LOVE WITH CST LONG AGO – with my professors, my courses, and who I was becoming. But going to seminary is not something you do just for yourself; you take the education back to your community and share what you learn.
My area of specialty is social justice and world peace from a spiritual perspective. I’ve led several tours to the Holy Land to better understand the political and religious situation and I traveled in Turkey and Cuba through Global Ministries.
I also wonder how many people can’t live into their call because of their misunderstood and poorly treated mental illnesses? I’m passionate about bringing these conversations into our churches, providing education and understanding, and stopping the stigmas that prevent us from connecting with each other and God. My hope is that churches can work together toward changing the systems that block effective mental health diagnosis and treatment.
CST helped me identify my purpose and call because of its approach to theological education: openness to all, learning and working together, thinking and doing in ways that honor everybody. That’s exactly what this world needs and CST prepares us to be that in a hurting world.