Welcome! I am the Reverend Kathleen Buckley. As an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church in 1986, I am also a member of the United Church of Christ [Congregationalists]. I received my Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1981. Subsequent to seminary I did a Chaplain Residency at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. When I came to the Capital District in 1986, I accepted a call to be Pastor of the First Presbytarian Church of Watervliet where I served until 1993.
I teach workshops on practical communication skills and have spoken regularly to community groups and congregations on issues related to theology and sexuality. As University Chaplain I seek to minister to students, faculty and staff in a broad based spiritual framework focusing on 3 primary goals: inviting inquiry, fostering wholeness and teaching respect for all life. My office is temporarily in Richardson Hall.