“Meadville Lombard has a brilliant and passionately committed faculty that is truly collaborative.”
Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube has been a parish minister for 33 years before retiring to devote himself to teaching, and to a ministry of spiritual direction. He has served congregations in Washington State, North Carolina
Dr. Straube has been practicing Buddhist meditation since his Meadville days and teaching meditation has always been a part of his ministry. He trained in spiritual direction at the Shalem Institute with its founding faculty. Dr. Straube’s main academic interests have been Buddhism and the contemplative traditions of humanity. He has a passion for the potential for contemplative practice to transform lives, communities
Under Dr. Straube’s leadership, the San Diego congregation established UUs of the South Bay, a second bi-lingual campus dedicated to justice work near the border with Mexico.
“No other school that I know of has the combination of a UU context, deep academic grounding integrated with practical experience, and a commitment to preparing students for the present and the future and not the past.”
“MLTS has a brilliant and passionately committed faculty that is truly collaborative.”