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Women in Ministry Series (Part 2): Valerie Miles-Tribble, Educator and Pastor




The Rev. Dr. Valerie Miles-Tribble, Assistant Professor at the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley, and Pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church, 430-49th St., Oakland.

Described as “ordained clergy, community activist, and servant,” The Reverend Dr. Valerie Miles-Tribble is a recognized leader and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Ordained in 2001, Dr. Miles-Tribble is a leading expert in womanist theology, social justice advocacy, and community organizing. She presently serves as Pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Oakland and is an assistant professor of Ministerial Leadership and Practical Theology at the American Baptist Seminary in Berkeley.

Fully prepared through education and practice along with her doctoral degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary, Tribble has a Ph.D. in Management with an emphasis in Leadership and Organization Change from Walden University in Minnesota.

“She is passionate about ministry training to develop transformational leaders, empower women, families, and communities,” reads her biography at Faith Presbyterian Church.

The titles of the courses that Tribble teaches at American Baptist Seminary of the West reveal her mission:  “How to Lead Almost Anything: Effective Leadership Ethics and Practices,” “Morality in Social Life,” “Womanist Survival Ethic: Cultural Lens of Music & Lyric: Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott,” and “Restorative Justice: Intersecting Womanist/Feminist Theoethics.”


East Oakland Organizer Needed

The East Oakland Stadium Alliance (EOSA) is seeking an Oakland-based grassroots organizer for a short-term engagement to help grow and mobilize our coalition! Comprised of local businesses, workers, labor organizations, and community members, we are deeply concerned about the Oakland A’s proposal to leave the Coliseum site in East Oakland and build a new stadium at the port. An ideal candidate has on-the-ground campaign field experience, a strong awareness of Oakland and Alameda County political figures, and deep ties to East and West Oakland communities. Being a local resident of Oakland is a plus.

Employment with EOSA is a part-time role and will last for a minimum of four months with an opportunity to extend longer. Transportation and cell phone use would be reimbursed and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Penrod, For more info about EOSA, visit our website and check us out on Twitter @AllianceOakland.


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