Family Ministry Staff
Director of Family Ministry and Lifelong Learning
Heaven Walker has an MA in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Women’s Spirituality. She is also legally ordained as an interfaith minister. During her undergraduate years, she was a Student Chaplain and was responsible for peer centered spiritual counseling, and planning, performing, and facilitating spiritual life activities and events on campus and was also an intern with the Spiritual Life Office. She is currently an elder, advisor, and teacher of the Starflower Congregation, a spiritual community which has become a legal church with 501c3 status. At one time she was responsible for planning and leading Starflower’s children’s ritual circle group “Sprouts.” She has worked with children as a preschool teacher, a substitute teacher for grades K-5, and a children’s teacher at the Northern CA Women’s Herbal Symposium. Heaven has also worked academically with adults and religion through her position as a Community College Professor of Humanities and World Religion. She has a broad range of experience as a social justice activist which began as executive leadership in social justice organizations in college, and expanded into activist theater, dialogue sessions, and diversity training through the Equity Institute. Heaven is passionate about spirituality, social justice, and children’s education and is honored to be instrumental in the spiritual development and growth of the children and families of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley.
Heaven’s credentials include:
Certified Chaplain, California Practical Chaplains
Certified Debriefer for Emergency Services, California Practical Chaplains
Critical Incident Stress Debriefer, Ontario Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Completion of Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Course