Pastoral Fellows

Michele Ward

michele_headshotMichele is originally from Modesto, California. She relocated to the Pacific Northwest to study writing and theology at Whitworth University. Michele is a 2015 Master of Divinity graduate of the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. There she learned the value of interdisciplinary training and practice for the life of the church. Michele is also a certified candidate for ordination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). As a Pastoral Associate, Michele will serve and learn at Broad Street in various capacities as a part of the 1001 New Worshipping Communities program.

“As a creative writer, I bring the lens of an artist to the Broad Street community. When I am preparing a sermon or working through a spiritual question, I often find myself writing poetry or creative nonfiction to sort of my theological questions. I believe that the spiritual is in the mundane as well as the profound moments of daily life. I enjoy conversations with people as we explore where God is present in their midst. I hope BSM will be a little more attuned to the poetic spirit of God and have a larger curiosity for God’s presence in their stories because of my time here. I look forward to joining God in the work the Holy Spirit is already doing, and I am excited for the invitation to be part of that exciting work with BSM.”

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