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Shepherd, Loraine MacKenzie 1958-

SHEPHERD, Loraine MacKenzie 1958-


Born December 4, 1958, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; daughter of Roy F. (an entomologist) and A. Colleen (a homemaker) Shepherd; companion of Nancy Pinnell (an adult literacy teacher, consultant, and editor); children: Lisa Pinnell, Sarah Pinnell. Education: University of Alberta, B.A., 1979; Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, M.C.M. and M.Div., both 1985; University of St. Michael's College, Ph.D., 1998.


Office—In-Community Program for Ordination, United Church of Canada, Woodsworth House, 60 Maryland St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3G 1K7; fax: 204-487-4494. E-mail—[email protected]


Ordained minister of United Church of Canada, 1991; Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on-call chaplain, 1995-96; University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, assistant professor of theology, 1998-2000. Pastor of United Church of Canada in Saskatchewan, 1986-90, Manitoba, 1990-91, Toronto, Ontario, 1994, and Oakville, Manitoba, 1998-2000, coordinator of In-Community Program for Ordination, 2000—. University of Victoria, adjunct faculty member, 1995, 1997, 1998; University of St. Michael's College, Toronto School of Theology, Mary Rowell Jackman scholarship lecturer, 1995; guest on television and radio programs; also public speaker. World Council of Churches, member of Faith and Order Plenary Commission, 1999—, and hermeneutics study group, 2001—; active with various units of United Church of Canada, including Church in Society Unit, Division of Mission in Canada.

Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion, representative, 1996-98. Ploughshares Last Mountain, cofounder, 1987, member, 1987-90; Out of the Cold, volunteer, 1995; Lavender Conspiracy (women's community choir), codirector, 1997-98; Project Peacemakers, member, 1999—.


Canadian Theological Society, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association, Canadian Women's Studies Association, American Academy of Religion, Association for Theological Field Education, Amnesty International.


Grants from St. Stephen's Broadway Foundation and Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1999-2000.


Feminist Theologies for a Postmodern Church: Diversity, Community, and Scripture, Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 2002.

Contributor to Make Bread of It: Critical Theologies in a Land of Diversity, Novalis Press (Cape Town, South Africa), 2004. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Toronto Journal of Theology, Uniting Church Studies, Gatherings, Groundswell, Seeds and Sowers, Women's Concerns, and Worldview.


Editing Story after Story: A Theology of the Canadian Margins for On Edge Publishing..



Interpretation, January, 2003, Laura Beth Bugg, review of Feminist Theologies for a Postmodern Church: Diversity, Community, and Scripture, p. 96.

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