"EGC prepared me for leadership to serve students using clinical counseling and movement therapy."
Interning with the Boston Education Collaborative, Shannon used her skills in expressive therapy to work with high school students dealing with trauma. Shannon helped interrupt the cycle of violence within one Boston public school by training and mobilizing students to do peer crisis intervention and helping to design a peace day event that gave students healthy outlets to express their reactions to traumatic experiences.
Rev. Dr. Emmett G. Price III, Ph. D.
"The Emmanuel Gospel Center is a national model of glocal kingdom work. I am proud to serve this organization that has, and continues to serve so many.”
Rev. Dr. Emmett G. Price III is Dean of the Chapel (Hamilton Campus), Professor of Worship, Church & Culture and founding executive director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is also the founding pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and a member of the EGC Board of Directors.
"I really appreciate EGC and what they've done to support me. They laid out a strong biblical foundation on how Christians are called to serve and love our refugee neighbors."
Saranya is an Ambassador with GBRM, and a member of the Justice Engagement Team (JET) at Antioch Church. JET is a group that actively seeks out opportunities to love and to serve our community and the city of Boston.
"Emmanuel Gospel Center is emerging as an important force for uniting Christians in the Boston area for the strength of the gospel."
Vito Nicastro is the Co-Director and Founding Fellow of The Institute for Christian Unity. He has worked in Ecumenism since 1990 and published a book entitled From Division to Christian Unity. He is Associate Director of the Office for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston and serves on the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation.
"The relationship between the First Baptist Church and Starlight Ministries has been invaluable. This partnership has helped shape my approach to ministering to the homeless."
Taryn Johnson is an advocate for those affected by homelessness. Partnering with Starlight Ministries, she helped start "Sharing in the Square," a prayer and outreach walk through Central Square in Cambridge. Taryn is an active member at First Baptist Church in Cambridge, and has helped inspire her church community to get involved in the fight against homelessness.
"Building bridges across various Christian traditions and cultures can be extremely difficult. EGC came alongside me in cultivating the vision for Christian unity that God has given me. Without their support and encouragement to persevere, I wouldn't be the leader that I am today."
Kelly Steinhaus is the founding director of UniteBoston, a ministry that builds relational connections across denominations and ethnic groups in Boston. Fueled by EGC's teaching concept of Living System Ministry, UniteBoston runs an online events calendar, encourages inter-church worship movements, and facilitates collaborative service days for churches in Boston.
"The BEC helped me connect with other educators in the city. Ruth Wong was an excellent resource to me, and helped strengthen my relationship with the schools we work with today."
Tory has been an educator, teaching middle and high school science in Cambridge. In 2014, she came on staff at Reservoir Church to develop community partnerships and host community and interfaith events. She is now the youth pastor at Reservoir Church in Cambridge, where she utilizes her experience in education and ministry to serve the young people of her congregation.
Rev. David Wright
"Understanding Living Systems is the critical next step in the development of effective ministry, especially in the urban context."
Rev. Wright is the executive director of the Black Ministerial Alliance, an organization that helps churches, ministries, and non-profits work together to engage communities in Boston. Rev. Wright is also an associate minister at the Peoples Baptist Church in Boston, where he serves as assistant to the Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Wesley A. Roberts.
Rev. Roberto Miranda, PhD
"Over the years, the EGC staff have been an abundant source of institutional counsel, modeling and collaboration for me personally as well as for our congregation."
Rev. Roberto Miranda is the Senior Pastor of Congregación León de Judá, Boston. “Congregación León de Judá began its life in the winter of 1982 in a space graciously facilitated by EGC on San Juan Street. The Latino pastoral community in New England has benefitted immensely from our long-term collaborative work with EGC on the Instituto para la Excelencia Pastoral project.”