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Our graduates are prepared for a diverse range of careers — from ministers or religious educators and ethicists in ethics centers to teachers and chaplains in hospitals, parish nurses, hospice and prison ministries.

engstromAfter completing her MA in Applied Theology, Elizabeth Engstrom opened Love and Mercy Ministries to provide nondenominational spiritual care. Read more...


U.S. Army veteran Suzanne Carey completed her Master of Divinity at Marylhurst and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Ministry at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Read more...

ross swansonApplied theology alum Linda Ross Swanson is
a certified grief and loss counselor and recently published a book Wisdom under the Bridges. Read more... 

backstromApplied theology alum Kirsten Backstrom is now the founding director of Compass Dreamwork, and a spiritual director and certified dream work facilitator through the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work. Read more...

abramovitzMaster of Divinity alum Rob Abramovitz is an independent management consultant. For several years he has served as a "rabbi to business," helping organizations create self-defining stories that go far beyond mission statements and business plans to help employees work more effectively.  

feltonAfter completing her MA in Applied Theology and her MAIS from Marylhurst, Jerilyn E. Felton went on the complete her Doctor of Ministry at George Fox. She focuses on canine-assisted ministry and pastoral/spiritual care. Read more...

Barbara Quinn, an artist and business owner, earned a Master in Divinity from Marylhurst University, focusing on wilderness tradition. She says her studies help inform her activism. Read more...

After earning our Master of Divinity, Ruth Worley-Rizk serves as a chaplain at the Oregon State Hospital and is working on her Ph.D. Read more...

Therese Vorndran Nichols, applied theology alum, has published several textbooks for St. Mary's Press including Lectionary-Based Gospel Dramas, Vols. 1 and 2, covering the full liturgical year cycle. Therese is working on a musical drama called, And Jesus Said. Read more...

After completing her Master of Applied Theology, Catherine Rolling continued on in her tradition's ordination process. She currently serves at Glade Church in Blacksburg, Virginia as Acting Minister as well as for the United Church of Christ and Alliance of the Baptist Church.

Our Master of Applied Theology alum, Terrance Edward Tutor is now the Very Reverend Christian Canon Tutor, OSA, the Dean and Canon Liturgist of St. Mary of the Diocese of the Northeast for the Anglican Church in America of the Traditional Anglican Communion. He represents the United States in the dialogues with the Vatican for full communion, offers parish ministry as priest and provides pastoral outreach.

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Students, Alumni, Faculty Present at PNW-AAR/SBL Meeting

Students, alumni and faculty from the interdisciplinary and religious studies programs presented at the annual meeting for the Pacific Northwest region's American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, held on the Marylhurst campus in March 2015.

Jan Elfers Takes the Helm at EMO

Jan Elfers, Master of Arts in Applied Theology alum, will take on the role of interim executive director at Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon in June 2015.


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July 17, 2015

Labyrinth Group at Marylhurst - Monthly Meeting

Join Labyrinth Group for discussion of addition of temporary outdoor labyrinth (painted) while we continue with plans for construction of permanent...


July 25, 2015

Graduate Programs Information Session

Learn about Marylhurst's graduate degree programs. We offer master's degrees in: Applied Pastoral Theology, Art Therapy Counseling, Business Admin...


August 08, 2015

Labyrinth Walk: Walking for World Peace

You are invited to walk the labyrinth, commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki and dedicated to peace in our troubled world. In the reflective ambia...


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