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Class of 2023 Senior Gift
Each year a “Senior Gift” in honor of the graduating class is collected and given either to PSR, for a specific project, or on behalf of the school to an organization or initiative aligned with PSR’s mission.
This year’s gift will be shared between the ACLU, for their work in LGBTQIA Advocacy & Policy, and Everytown for Gun Safety — two organizations whose work in the world is aligned with our mission and honors the memory of our own Isamaeli Mata’afa, whose life was tragically ended by gun violence.
You can contribute to this year’s senior gift in honor of a graduate, or in memory of someone through our Giving Page.
If you prefer to send in a gift, please make the check out to, Pacific School of Religion with ‘Senior Gift’ in the memo line and mail it to:
Pacific School of Religion, attn: Development Department
1798 Scenic Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
We will announce the donation total during the Commencement Celebration on Sunday, May 21st.
Thank you in advance for your kind generosity on behalf of the PSR Class of 2023!
Rev. Dr. Mahsea Evans is an educator, artist, civic leader, and ordained minister who has dynamically engaged the topics of religious pluralism, leadership development, and social change through writings, lectures, performances, and workshops. He presently serves as the pastor at First United Methodist Church in Roseville, CA with a focus on youth empowerment, community organizing, and interfaith initiatives.
Dr. Evans earned his doctorate from Claremont School of Theology and his Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion where he instructs as an adjunct faculty member. Based in Northern California, this former PSR Changemaker Fellow connects his passion for the creative arts to the causes of social justice and community upliftment. Originally from Hartford, CT, Mahsea resides in Sacramento, CA with his wife of 19 years, Dr. Kawami Evans, and daughters, Niara (15), and Chloe (11).