Kurt Kuhwald

Assistant Professor of Preaching, Pastoral Care, and Social Change

BA English Literature San Diego State University
M.Div. Pacific School of Religion (significant units at Claremont School of Theology)
M.S. Counselor Education / Counseling,
      California State University, San Diego

Contact (email)
Phone: (510) 549-4721

Rev. Kurt A. Kuhwald has served as minister in seven Unitarian Universalist congregations and in two Community Ministry settings. He has been engaged in anti-racism work for over twenty years. He is deeply committed to the intersection where care for the world meets inner liberation, which he finds impossible without engagement in and with the collective human community and the living Earth.

Rev. Kuhwald trained as a psychotherapist in a trans-racial, mixed identities program at the Carl Rogers Institute for Psychotherapy Training and Supervison. He became a mediator through the San Diego Mediation Center. Kurt also completed a two year training as a Spiritual Director with the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Ocean Beach, California.

At Starr King he is facilitating the Ministerial Internship program and teaching basic Pastoral Counseling and Preaching.

Courses taught (please see the Course Catalog for the current academic year):

  • Apocalypse Now!  (Exploration of religious leadership in the rising storm of this global moment)
  • Preach It! (Finding authentic voice in the pulpit/public square).
  • Prophetic Preaching (Giving voice in this global moment)
  • Pastoral Encounter (Providing pastoral care and creating Rough Weather Networks in the difficult times ahead)


Full-time Core Faculty:

Dr. Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajajé

Rev. Dr. Gabriella Lettini

Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker

Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie

Part-time Core Faculty:

Dr. Ghazala Anwar

Rev. Dr. Dorsey Blake

Rev. Michelle Favreault

Rev. Kurt Kuhwald

Dr. Jo Sanzgiri


Research Scholars & Research Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Hilda Mason Teaching Fellows

Intern Supervisors


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