- Adriene Thorne
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Reverend Thorne received her undergraduate degree from The State University of New York – Empire State College, concentrating in the field of Cultural Studies with a Creative Writing focus. She went on to earn her Master of Divinity degree in Art, Religion, and Psychology from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, where she was awarded the school's highest honor. She completed post-graduate studies in pastoral care and counseling at The Blanton-Peale Institute and is certified as a coach and disaster chaplain.
Ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America, Adriene celebrates the priesthood of all believers and holds an understanding of all God's people as "called." She has served as a member of the Reformed Church in America’s Commission on Christian Worship, the RCA’s Global Mission Task Force, and as a Room for All board member, advocating for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the life and ministry of the Reformed Church in America. Adriene is active with interfaith and ecumenical organizations and professional ministry groups, seeking justice and joy for all God’s children.
Reverend Thorne has taught throughout her career, both nationally and internationally, developing curricula for all age groups that integrates movement with concepts of teambuilding, identity, and healthy living. She has served as visiting artist/theologian at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, as lecturer, in the area of spiritual formation, at Union Theological Seminary, and as keynote speaker and preacher at The Pacific School of Religion. Her work has been published in the Huffington Post Religion section, That Reformed Blog, and in The Twelve, where she has appeared as a guest writer.
Article By Adriene Thorne
Too often in the biblical witness, violence against women and girls focuses disproportionate energy on the feelings and actions of men. King David is furious. Absalom feels... View Full article