Synodality Webinar Series | University of Portland

Synodality Webinar Series


Synodality at the Parish Level: A Time for Reform

This was a series of five webinars sponsored by the Theology and Religious Studies Departments of Gonzaga University,  Saint Martin’s University, the University of Portland, the office of the Vice President for Mission Integration at Seattle University and Sacred Liturgy Ministries. 

All sessions took place in September-October of 2023 from 6:00-7:30 PM (PST)

Click on the sessions below to find out more about the speakers and panelists. 

September 11: What is the Synod on Synodality?

September 18: Synodality: Opportunities for Lay Leadership at the Parish Level

  • Shonna Bartlett, St. Ann's Parish, Spokane, WA
  • Dr. Corinna Laughlin, St. Jame's Cathedral, Seattle, WA
  • Sandra Barrós, Diocese of Yakima, WA
  • Dr. Lynn Strand,  Our Lady of the Lake, Portland, OR
  • Dr. Valerie Chapman, St. Andrew's Parish, Portland, OR
  • Prayer written by Michael Prendergast

September 25: Synodality and Radical Belonging

  • Anasofia Gutierrez, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
  • Kate Tyschper Seddon, University of Portland, Portland, OR
  • Carolina Curran, St. Mary's Academy, Portland, OR
  • Fiona Mullen, Holy Names Academy, Seattle, WA
  • Angelo Neri Alfonso, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
  • Prayer written by Michael Prendergast

October 2: Learning from Synodal Communities

  • Bishop Laurie Larson-Ceasar, Bishop of the Oregon Synod, ELCA
  • Sr. Angela Hoffman, OSB, Prioress at St. Placid Priory, Lacey, WA
  • Cyprian Concigilio, OSB Cam,  Prior of New Camaldoli Hermitage in the Diocese of Monterey, CA
  • Nathan LeRud, Dean at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, OR
  • Prayer written by Michael Prendergast

October 9: The Future of Synodality: A Renewal of Communion

  • Sr. Donna Ciango, OP, D. Min., Chancellor Archdiocese of Newark
  • Dr. Victor Carmona, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Dr. SimonMary Asese Aihiokhai, University of Portland, Portland, OR
  • Prayer written by Michael Prendergast