People’s Catholic Seminary (PCS) requires teachers, facilitators and instructors of degree courses and units of study for ordination to have degrees in religious studies, ministry, spirituality or in a related field.
PCS invites professionals from a variety of fields to facilitate adult education, spiritual enrichment programs and open forums in contemporary theology, spiritual growth and ministerial development.
Bridget Mary Meehan, D.Min., Co-Founder
Bridget Mary Meehan, M.Th, D.Min, ARCWP, a Sister for Christian Community, is one of the founding members of the People’s Catholic Seminary. She is dean of Global Ministries University’s Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity Programs. Dr. Meehan is a member of the pastoral team at Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community in Sarasota, Florida and presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry. She is an author of twenty books including The Healing Power of Prayer: New and Expanded Edition, Living Gospel Equality Now, Praying with Women of the Bible, and Praying with Visionary Women. Her work in communications media appears on http://bridgetmarys.blogspot.com and includes programs and articles on contemporary spirituality, and theology. Dr. Meehan has produced movies about the historical impact of the Roman Catholic Women Priests Movement on Google and YouTube. She was ordained a priest in the first USA ordination in Pittsburgh on July 31, 2006 and was ordained a bishop in Santa Barbara, California on April 19, 2009. https://arcwp.org
Mary Theresa Streck, Ed.D., D.Min., Co-Founder
Mary Theresa Streck, Ed.D., D.Min, ARCWP, is one of the founding members of the People’s Catholic Seminary. She is a member of the pastoral team at the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community in Albany, NY and presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry. Mary Theresa is an educator and artist who designs and creates sacred arts. She earned a Doctorate in Education Leadership from the Sage Colleges and a Doctorate in Ministry from Global Ministries University. Mary Theresa completed a two-year spiritual director training program at Holy Ground in Albany, NY. She was ordained a priest on September 15, 2013.
Mary Eileen Collingwood, M.Th.
Mary Eileen is a wife, mother, grandmother, educator, and member of the presiding team at the Community of St. Bridget, Inclusive Catholic Community in Brecksville, OH. She cantors and presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings, offers sacramental ministry, and serves ARCWP as bishop. She earned her Certificate in Pastoral Ministry in the Diocese of Cleveland, OH, and Master of Arts degree in Theology from St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe, OH. Mary Eileen was ordained a priest in Brecksville, OH on May 24, 2014, and ordained a bishop in Wallingford, PA on September 24, 2015.
Denise Hackert-Stoner, D.Min.
Denise is a Roman Catholic priest, ordained by the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. She is an avid naturalist and nature photographer whose spirituality is rooted in the natural world. Denise offers book study and meditative walking to her beloved Upper Room community in Albany, NY. Denise earned her Doctor of Ministry degree from Global Ministries University, where her doctoral project culminated in a program of accompaniment for children as they embark on their spiritual journey.
Dawn Hutchings, B.A., M.Div.
Rev. Dawn Hutchings, B.A., M.Div. currently serves as pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, a progressive congregation which has been rethinking Christianity during her 23 years of ministry with them. In addition to being a frequent contributor to progressivechristianity.org, Dawn authors her own blog, pastordawn.com which sees over 80,000 visitors each year. She has lead retreats, and seminars for audiences in Canada, the U.K., and the U.S.A. Dawn is passionate about empowering people to rethink theology so that equipped with better questions, they are challenged to explore new ways of embodying LOVE in the world.
Sibyl Dana Reynolds, M.Th., MPM
Sibyl Dana Reynolds is the foundress of Belle Cœur Sisterhood and author of Ink and Honey and The Way of Belle Coeur. Her courses and retreats for the creative/spiritual process, reflect ancient sacred practices to inform the re-emergence of the Sacred Feminine in contemporary culture. Her courses invite enrichment for the personal and mystical relationship with Wisdom Sophia and the Cosmic Christ through sacred practices including: prayer, journaling, art-making, and encounters with the natural world. Sibyl offers virtual spiritual direction for women, and mentorship for the Belle Cœur Spiritual Formation program. She has a background in Visual Arts from the University of Texas in Dallas, Texas, and Master’s Degree in Theology/Pastoral Ministry from Global Ministries University. Her spiritual direction training was at the Hescychia Institute, Redemptorist Renewal Center, in Tucson, Arizona. Sibyl was ordained a priest in Pittsburgh on July 31, 2006 and bishop in Asemwald, Germany April 9, 2008.