Join us Sunday May 26 with
Deanne Torell as Guest Speaker.
The theme for Deanne's talk isDeanne Torell
Deanne holds a Master of Mental Health Degree and will graduate from Iliff School of Theology with a Master of Divinity Degree with a Certificate in Congregational Practices in June 2019. Deanne is also a student in the Unity Urban Ministerial School (UUMS). Vocationally, she is engaged in clinical practice with adults who struggle with mental health and substance abuse issues within a 12 Step community framework. Deanne has a passion for the community experience and looks forward to pastoring.
Deanne says, “Learning how to think theologically has ALWAYS fascinated me. My father was a Pentecostal preacher (specifically Apostolic Holiness) and my mother was United Methodist. From the time I was small, I was learning how to think about God. Exposure to both very different traditions created LOTS of questions. Forming my own theology while appreciating others’ has been enjoyable. I strive to engage in informative dialogue with anyone willing for the betterment of us both, and, I am very curious about the ways people describe how their theologies inform their practice because I think it’s a big deal.”
Deanne is thrilled about learning the multifaceted ways God manifests through humanity and seeks to support others in how to apply and bask in the sweetness of Source-centered spirituality. Her areas of interest include leadership, congregational care, queer advocacy, death, dying and bereavement, pastoral psychology, growth and development of persons and congregations, and spirituality in recovery.