Lenten University


Lenten University

Christ in all Persons

Practicing Reconciliation in a Fractured World

Wednesday nights, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21

Guest speakers include Katherine Jefferts Schori, the 26th Presiding Bishop of The United States

Whether it’s our own spouse after an argument or a friend we’ve lost touch with, the stranger in the pew behind us or the “other” whom we just as soon avoid, our fundamental call as Christians is to join God’s mission of reconciliation; to be peacemakers. That baptismal call means learning to listen in new ways, to see with fresh eyes, and to encounter the other with open hearts and open minds. Practicing reconciliation also means dying to our old fears and our old assumptions so that we might rise to a new way of being with one another. It’s not easy, but they are the essential habits of the risen life. Join us for what will be a fun but also challenging series, as we learn new skills and new practices that can transform our relationships and change the world.

All welcome! Children's programming for ages 4-10. Nursery care available by request, please contact Alex Howard


Lenten University Speakers


Dr. Green is a senior scholar at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland, as well as the co-founder of Group Relations International. Dr. Green is trained as a clinical psychologist and specializes in systems analysis and strategy, organizational transformation, negotiations of identity based-conflicts, leadership development, and crisis intervention. He coaches, consults, and conducts workshops and training sessions for numerous organizations, educational institutions, public advocacy groups, and government agencies, including The World Bank, Brookings Institution, Microsoft, the National Children's Medical Center, and the National Laboratories at Los Alamos (NM).


Leah has a diverse background that includes small business development, fundraising, and marketing and communications in the areas of cultural, community, and public relations. Her exemplary career in the arts encompasses everything from public arts management, to visual and performing arts program development and consultation, to the creation and implementation of award-winning, community-based public art, art-in-education, and arts-in-hospital programs. Leah is a published writer and poet who believes that the arts are a universal tool for healing.


Grace Bagunu currently serves as the assistant dean of student affairs at Revelle College at the University of California San Diego where programs and services are created to support the wholistic development of undergraduate students. Grace has facilitated leadership development programs for high school, college, and adult learners, including communication skills, group dynamics, and social innovation. Grace completed a BA in Psychology and an MA in Education Administration at the University of Missouri Kansas City and will graduate with a PhD in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego in May 2018. Grace is passionate about helping people develop into the person they were meant to be so they can do the things they were put on this earth to do. 


Carlos is a senior clinical psychologist with the County of San Diego’s Juvenile Forensic Services STAT Team. Tasked with creating and providing innovative, community-based services to youth in detention or who are otherwise involved in the juvenile justice system, he has applied his clinical, group-relations, leadership, and community activist experience to educate, advocate for, and be part of the empowerment of these youth.