Scot Sherman

Executive Director, Newbigin House of Studies, USA

Scot Sherman is the executive director of the Newbigin House of Studies, a center for graduate theological education and spiritual formation based in San Francisco and an affiliate institution of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California. He cofounded the Fellowship for Faith, Peace and Justice in 2010, a nine-month theological formation program for exploring the spiritual and public dimensions of the Christian life. He hosts the speaker series Conversations for the Common Good, public conversations with writers, artists and thought leaders focused on issues that divide and ideals that bring people together. His work is focused on equipping leaders and congregations to embody justice by intentionally working against discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age; to stand in solidarity with the poor and marginalized, and to care for God's creation with reverence. He publicly and actively champions the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in all aspects of church life and works to support those trying to bring about change. Prior to coming to San Francisco, Scot served as pastor in New York City for eight years and Atlanta for seven years. He is currently a candidate for the priesthood in the Episcopal Church.

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