Hello! My name is Abigail Clauhs. I’m an activist and interfaith chaplain who is deeply invested in spiritually grounded healing justice work.
I recently graduated from Claremont School of Theology in Southern California with an M.Div. in Interfaith Chaplaincy. While there, I completed my first unit of chaplaincy training at Los Angeles County Medical Center in 2016. Now I am working as a chaplain resident in a year-long chaplaincy residency at Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, to complete my chaplain training.
I am also currently a Candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry. I hope to pursue ordination as a Unitarian Universalist community minister and to do chaplaincy work at the intersection of spiritual care and social justice.
A Little More About Me
Originally, I hail from Charleston, South Carolina, where I was born and raised. I came north to Boston University for college, where I graduated with a B.A. in religion and English literature. In Boston, I became deeply involved in interfaith activism, leading the Boston University Interfaith Council, where I coordinated discussions and interfaith service events among many Boston-area colleges.
A longtime fondness for the written word also inspired me to work with the Boston University Literary Society, where I was editor-in-chief for the literary journal Coup d’Etat. I continue to write poetry and be involved in creative writing communities today.
After that, I headed west to Claremont School of Theology in Southern California, an intentionally interreligious institute. There, I remained engaged in interfaith work and social justice advocacy, focusing particularly on racial justice and its many intersections and involved in leadership for multiple LA-area social justice organizations.
In Portland now, I continue that activism with a focus on healing justice in my chaplaincy and spiritual care work. I also find joy in improv, creative writing, escapes to the woods, and whipping up self-care biscuits and gravy. I’m constantly looking for new ways to connect and collaborate–hit me up if you’re interested in how we can work together!