Research Colloquia November 5 – all welcome

Monday November 5 (1-2 pm Room 300)

Rev. Kerri Mesner presents “Pastoral identity and challenges in congregational life: a theatrical exploration”

Rev.  Kerri  Messner will be sharing a performed work-in-progress from a chapter of her doctoral dissertation exploring how theologically informed queer performative autoethnography might help us to better understand issues of pastoral identity and intra-congregational violence. There will also be an opportunity for discussion of the research methodologies and the issues under exploration.

Reverend Mesner is a graduate of VST’s MATS program, a current doctoral student at the Centre for Cross Faculty Inquiry in Education at UBC, and a Liu Scholar. She is a minister with Metropolitan Community Churches, a theatre educator, and an activist. Rev. Messner’s doctoral dissertation explores how theologically informed queer performative autoethnographic research inquires into issues around anti-queer violence.

For more information contact Shannon in the communications office at 604-822-9427 or email

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