Valerie arrived as Pastor of Madison Mennonite in October 2019, alongside her partner, Justin Shenk, and canine companion, Maggie. She previously served in pastoral roles in Virginia and London, England.
Valerie considers herself an Anabaptist ecofeminist, caring deeply for the Spirit’s shalom-inspired liberation of the earth and all its inhabitants. Valerie received her Master of Divinity from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, VA, where her capstone project focused on building a creation care theology informed by Anabaptist women farmers. She currently(/occasionally) blogs at valerieshowalter.com.
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