Hello! My name is Abigail Clauhs. I’m a recent graduate of Claremont School of Theology in Southern California, where I completed an M.Div. with a concentration in Interfaith Chaplaincy.
I’m originally from South Carolina, where I was born and raised in the Bible Belt, but I graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Boston University in May 2014, where I majored in religion and minored in 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.
At Claremont School of Theology, an intentionally interreligious institute, 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.
I completed my first unit of chaplaincy training at Los Angeles County Medical Center in 2016. This fall, I will begin a year-long chaplaincy residency at Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, to complete my training.
I am 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.