The School of Mission and Theology welcomes Mary Glenn as assistant professor of the practice of chaplaincy and community development. Prior to joining the faculty full-time, Dr. Glenn served as an affiliate faculty member for over a decade, beginning in the former School of Intercultural Studies. Through her work as a pastor, chaplain, and educator, Glenn serves as a bridge-builder. Ordained nondenominationally, she has more than 20 years of youth/college/community pastoral experience. A lover of cities, particularly Los Angeles (where she calls home), she regularly leads urban immersions and Downtown LA city walks. She has led community development organizations, including co-leading Cities Together, working with collaborative movements and leaders for city transformation. She has served as a certified chaplain for more than two decades with three different agencies and as a law enforcement chaplain trainer, and holds a certification in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). She previously served as a national board member with the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and as a board member with Central City Community Outreach in Downtown Los Angeles/Skid Row. Glenn is a frequent speaker on suffering, trauma, the ministry of God’s presence, and God’s shalom.