About Our People

Bob Harder (Engineering) was recently interviewed by Big Beacon Radio about what makes George Fox’s engineering program unique, the role that the university’s Christian orientation plays in creating a transformative educational experience, and how entrepreneurially minded learning is shaping higher education. You can listen to the podcast here.

Randy Woodley (Seminary) has been busy of late. Recently, he hosted The People’s Supper on “Race and Justice” at his farm in Newberg. The People’s Supper is a national program that aims to repair the breach in our interpersonal relationships across political, ideological and identity differences, leading to more civil discourse. He also published a blog for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning on “The Race to End Racism: Is the Academy in the Race?” In addition, he presented at the Indigenous Wisdom: Pathways to Deeper Awareness Summit held at the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) in Portland. He was also honored, with his spouse Edith, at the NAYA Pow Wow with a necklace and recognized as a community elder. Finally, he was featured on the national podcast “Replacing Church,” on which he talked about the “Native American Harmony Way and its Relationship to Shalom,” and was featured on the “Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries Webinar” (Ched Meyers), sharing on “The Columbus Quincentenary as A Turning Point in the Decolonization Struggle.”

Cherice Bock (Seminary) is representing Portland Seminary’s Creation Care Program at the Midwest Symposium on Ecologically Informed Theological Education: Implications for Teaching, Learning and Seminary Life, held at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio Oct. 17-18. The event is an invitation-only gathering for collaboration and learning about incorporating creation care into theological curricula. Cherice also recently gave a talk on “Introduction to Watershed Discipleship” at the conference Blessing of the Waters of Life: Justice and Healing for Our Watershed. held in Corbett, Oregon, Sept. 25-26.

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