Holy Trinity Parish is pleased to pass along the news that our Assisting Priest of five years, Pamela Cooper-White, has been appointed the position of Professor at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.

From the Union Theological Seminary press release:

The faculty has recommended, the president has appointed, and the board has approved a new professor who will join the Union community in the coming academic year. Pamela Cooper-White is at the very top of her field, and her decision to come here speaks volumes about the incredible work we do at Union and our reputation for engaged and insightful students. We look forward to welcoming her to Union.

Cooper-White is author of numerous books and articles, including Many Voices: Pastoral Psychotherapy and Theology in Relational Perspective, Shared Wisdom: Use of the Self in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Braided Selves: Collected Essays on Multiplicity, God, and Persons, and The Cry of Tamar: Violence against Women and the Church’s Response. She is excited by interdisciplinary work at the intersection of theology (including feminist/womanist/global, Anglican, and Trinitarian theology), contemporary psychoanalysis, and postmodern/postcolonial theory. Her recent works have delved into the multi-faceted nature of both the self and God, and how we can use ourselves most faithfully as instruments for pastoral care and counseling. Her current research interests include sacred space, history of psychoanalysis and religion, a theology of memory and the psyche; and continuing work on the issue of violence against women and the church’s response. Cooper-White earned a Bachelor of Music from Boston University, a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from Harvard, a Masters in Pastoral Counseling at Holy Names College, and a Ph.D. from the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago. Cooper-White was also the 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar of Psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna and University of Vienna. Cooper-White is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church.