Managing Editor, Progressive Christian Portal
Contemplative Spirituality, Spiritual Direction, Youth & Children's Ministry, Liturgy and Music
Deborah Arca joined the Patheos team after more than ten years managing programs for the Program in Christian Spirituality at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian seminary within the Graduate Theological Union consortium of 11 seminaries in the Bay Area. During that time, she managed the Program's spiritual direction and formation training programs and continuing education events, as well as the Youth Ministry & Spirituality Project, a Lilly Endowment-funded national research project integrating spiritual practices with youth ministry. Deborah has also been a youth minister, a director of Christian Education and music/theatre programs for young people and has served as a music director for worship and special retreats. Deborah worships at a progressive United Church of Christ church in Denver, CO.