Conflict Resolution, Jesus Style


Rev. Susan Brasier completed her undergraduate degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and her law degree at the University of Dayton, whereupon she worked as a trial lawyer for several decades.  Because of her commitment to social justice issues, Susan earned special recognition for her work on behalf of domestic violence victims. She was featured in the national documentary “City of Shelter.” Susan attended Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., Certificate in Theology, Women, and Gender) and was ordained in 2020. Formed by her upbringing in the church, Susan has a keen interest in peacemaking with extensive training in mediation and negotiations.

Professor Karen Petersen Finch is Professor of Pastoral Leadership at The Presbyterian College,. She is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church USA and a member of the Presbytery of the Inland Northwest of that denomination. She previously served as Associate Professor of Theology at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Karen is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv) and of Gonzaga University (PhD), with the latter studies and research completed in the area of Leadership Studies and Theology.