March is Women’s History Month and to celebrate we have asked female members of the BST community to write a brief article that highlights a woman who has had an impact on their lives, whether personal, historical or theological. Each week throughout the month of March a different female BST community member will honor a woman who is significant to them and tell us why and how this woman has impacted their lives and/or their thinking.

When asked by the Weekly Touch coordinators to honor women’s history month by contributing a brief article that highlights a woman of significance in my life experience, I immediately thought of one of the shining stars that has recently left this world, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg spent much of her legal career as an advocate for gender equality and women's rights, winning many arguments before the Supreme Court. She advocated as a volunteer attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union and was a member of its board of directors and one of its general counsel in the 1970s. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where she served until her appointment to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Clinton. Between O'Connor's retirement in 2006 and the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor in 2009, she was the only female justice on the Supreme Court. During that time, Ginsburg became more forceful with her dissents, notably in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007). Ginsburg's dissenting opinion was credited with inspiring the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009, making it easier for employees to win pay discrimination claims.1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Bader_Ginsburg

BST is so excited to welcome our new Chaplain, Rev. Natalya Johnson, who has recently joined our staff to support our community, especially in these difficult times.

Rev. Johnson, is an alum of BST, and has served as a certified hospital chaplain in the Bay Area for 16 years. She now joins the BST staff part-time to serve students, faculty and staff. If anyone wishes to make an appointment with Rev. Johnson she can be contacted at: njohnson@bst.edu.

Welcome Rev. Natalya Johnson!


Are you interested in a representative from BST preaching or presenting at your church?


REV. Dr. James Brenneman, President
Rev. Dr. LeAnn Flesher, VP of Academics & Professor
Rev. Sam Fielder, Executive Assistant to the President


Contact us at 510-841-1905 ext 246 or email us at sfielder@bst.edu

2606 Dwight Way | Berkeley, CA 94704





March is Women’s History Month and to celebrate we have asked female members of the BST community to write a brief article that highlights a woman who has had an impact on their lives, whether personal, historical or theological. Each week throughout the month of March a different female BST community member will honor a woman who is significant to them and tell us why and how this woman has impacted their lives and/or their thinking.

When asked by the Weekly Touch coordinators to honor women’s history month by contributing a brief article that highlights a woman of significance in my life experience, I immediately thought of one of the shining stars that has recently left this world, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg spent much of her legal career as an advocate for gender equality and women's rights, winning many arguments before the Supreme Court. She advocated as a volunteer attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union and was a member of its board of directors and one of its general counsel in the 1970s. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where she served until her appointment to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Clinton. Between O'Connor's retirement in 2006 and the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor in 2009, she was the only female justice on the Supreme Court. During that time, Ginsburg became more forceful with her dissents, notably in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007). Ginsburg's dissenting opinion was credited with inspiring the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009, making it easier for employees to win pay discrimination claims.1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Bader_Ginsburg

BST is so excited to welcome our new Chaplain, Rev. Natalya Johnson, who has recently joined our staff to support our community, especially in these difficult times.

Rev. Johnson, is an alum of BST, and has served as a certified hospital chaplain in the Bay Area for 16 years. She now joins the BST staff part-time to serve students, faculty and staff. If anyone wishes to make an appointment with Rev. Johnson she can be contacted at: njohnson@bst.edu.

Welcome Rev. Natalya Johnson!


Are you interested in a representative from BST preaching or presenting at your church?


REV. Dr. James Brenneman, President
Rev. Dr. LeAnn Flesher, VP of Academics & Professor
Rev. Sam Fielder, Executive Assistant to the President

Contact us at 510-841-1905 ext 246 or email us at sfielder@bst.edu

2606 Dwight Way | Berkeley, CA 94704