PSR Faculty & Alum Honored at UMC Conference

June 26, 2013

Dr. Randall Miller, Assistant Professor of United Methodist Studies, Ethics, and Leadership & Executive Director of the Leadership Initiative and PSR alum Rev. Karen Oliveto (MDiv '83), adjunct professor and senior pastor at Glide Memorial UMC in San Francisco were presented the 2013 Bishop Melvin Talbert Award for Racial Justice from The California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) for their many years work towards LGBT inclusion and equality.

Miller’s and Oliveto’s advocacy on behalf of the LBGT community was featured in a recent KQED documentary, The Other Convention. This video chronicled the struggle to change official church policies at the UMC General Conference in 2012. View the documentary on YouTube.

Previous PSR-affiliated recipients of the Talbert Award include Del Brown, Jeffrey Quan, and Shan McSpadden.