President: Sam Needham (MDiv ’15)
Sam Needham is a third-year Master of Divinity student from West Lafayette, Indiana. Sam seeks ordination as an Elder in the United Methodist Church. He also serves on the Worship Team and as Resident Assistant of Theology House. Sam’s interests include Wesley studies, 20th century Liberal theology, theological ethics, and memorizing national capitals (to impress at parties).
Vice-President: Katie Omberg (MDiv ’16)
Katie Omberg is an MDiv candidate in her second year here at BUSTH. Katie’s excited to be a member of the STHSA and hopes to help STH live up to its community principles of love, justice, safety, rights, responsibilities, and respect. She is from Washington, DC, where she worked in the arts and in bicycle advocacy before returning to grad school. She lives in Cambridge with her partner, their roommate, and their cat. When not at school, Katie draws cartoons, rides her bike, and eats desserts.
Lauren is a second year Master’s of Divinity student at the School of Theology. She is a Southern girl at heart (without an accent to prove it) from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was drawn to the School of Theology because it allowed for her to embark on a new adventure that included big city living in the Northeast. Her primary ministry-related passion is youth ministry. She hopes to be a youth pastor in the United Methodist Church when she completes her degree at STH. This year she will be working as the Youth Minister at Good Shepherd UMC in Malden, MA for her contextual education placement. While youth ministry is her vocational goal, she is also a Certified Candidate for Elder in the UMC. Outside of academics, she enjoys watching the Red Sox, Tom Brady, and other sporting events, as well as planning fun social events or outings for her and her friends! Along with STHSA, Lauren will be working in the Development & Alumni Office as an Office Assistant. Lauren is looking forward to an exciting year seeking to encourage both learning and fellowship within the STH community.
Kaci is a second year Master’s of Divinity student at the School of Theology. She grew up in Kansas, and did her undergraduate work at North Park University in Chicago. There she was inspired to continue the study of theology because of its potential to give perspective on studies of power, identity, and connections between people. Kaci is excited to continue exploring new perspectives and ideas about how to be in the world in the next couple of years of STH.
Nico is a third year Master’s of Divinity Student in the Global and Community Engagement track, and a part of the Religion and Conflict Transformation program. He calls Washington State home, and is pursing ordination as an elder in the United Methodist Church. Nico earned a B.A. in Religion and International Political Economy from the University of Puget Sound, where he emphasized Abrahamic Traditions and Religious Conflict. He is deeply passionate about building community, group facilitation, and ice cream. Join him for a pint any time!
You can find Nico on Twitter @PastorHobbes, and the Student Association @BUSTH_SA