Meet the Moderator
Mariah Cushing, M.A., Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary
About the Moderator
Mariah is from Fresno, CA and currently working at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary as the Assistant to the Dean and adjunct in the Biblical and Religious Studies Department. Her research interests include interreligious hermeneutics and comparative theology (see recent publication). She is an active member at Trinity Lutheran Church of Fresno where she worked as a youth director for over seven years. Her interfaith passion started when she was younger, growing up in a mixed Lutheran and Conservative Jewish family. This experience led her to study and live abroad in Senegal and the Ivory Coast in West Africa for several years. Her international non-profit and government work surrounds the issues of interreligious experience and justice. She is married to her best friend, Johnathan Cushing and they have one 9 year old, Connor.
She is currently in the last year of her PhD program in Religion and Theology at the University of Birmingham, U.K.
- Trinity Lutheran Church, Fresno
- Interfaith Scholar Weekend, Working Committee