Naomi Schultz and Doug Davidson

Meet Our New Interns

Naomi Schultz and Doug Davidson
Naomi Schultz and Doug Davidson

As most of you know, Pastor Tripp will be finishing up his course work this month and will be working on his comprehensive examinations in the coming year. This, plus some needs of his family in Virginia, means he will be working fewer hours at FBCPA. We are delighted that he will continue to be our Minister for Faith Formation and Family Life. We are equally delighted that we have two outstanding seminary students coming to work with us in the coming year, both to fulfill their field work requirements and to help with Pastor Tripp’s responsibilities.

Tripp and I have dreamed of having multiple interns working as a team ever since he started working with us. I had an opportunity like this in Granville where I was privileged to work for a year to work with three wonderful women – two interns and a pastoral associate. Everyone benefited from the project, especially the congregation. Let me introduce you to our interns.

  • Doug Davidson will be a second‐year M.Div. student at the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley. Before beginning seminary, Doug worked for more than two decades as an editor for religious publications, including thirteen years as coeditor of the late, great Christian peace‐and‐justice magazine The Other Side. Read more …
  • Naomi Schulz will be a third year student at the Pacific School of Religion. Her areas of academic interest include: Theologies and Best Practices of Christian Parish Ministry; Theologies of Embodiment and Care related to Disability and Illness; Intersections of Art and Spirituality; and, Faith‐based organizing. Read more …

Of course there is much more to both Doug and Naomi but I wanted you to know something about them before they started. I hope you will take every opportunity to get to know them better as they serve our community in the coming year.

Pastor Rick


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