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Hartford Seminary

Donna Schaper

Faculty Associate in Religious Leadership


  • D.Min. (Hartford Seminary)
  • M.Div. (Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg)
  • M.A. (University of Chicago Divinity School)
  • B.A. (Gettysburg College)
  • Honorary Doctorate (Gettysburg College)

Areas of Study

  • Leadership Development
  • Turn around congregations
  • Start-up Congregations
  • New Church Starts
  • Fund and Energy Raising
  • Pastoral Theology
  • Public Ministry
  • Parish Ministry Administration


The Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, formerly at Coral Gables Congregational Church in Miami and before that at Yale University, is Senior Minister for Judson Memorial Church on the corner of Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Her 35 published books tell the tale of her interfaith marriage, her pioneer as an ordained woman, her quiet spirituality and noisy activism.  Most recently she wrote Prayers for People Who Think They Can’t (Abingdon), Spiritual Preparation for Death and Dying, (Church Publishing) and TIME: Famine or Feast (Woodlake).

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