Want to know about me?

Hello reader!  I’m the Rev. Michelle L. Torigian.  I pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Old Blue Rock Rd. in Cincinnati, OH.  I’m a 2010 M.Div. graduate from Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO and a 1995 B.A. graduate from Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO.

I’ve contributed writings to the United Church of Christ Daily Devotional and Your Life, Better.  I crafted the closing worship for the UCC’s General Synod 30.  I’m part of the Christian Century and RevGalBlogPals blogger networks.  You can also find some of my writings at The Huffington Post and the RevGalBlogPals page.

In the past year, I was blessed to have written an essay for the RevGalBlogPals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpitand I’m in the process of writing my first book on marital status and the church.

Creativity is a great motivator in my ministry and in various parts of my life.  (Thank you, Holy Spirit!)  And I watch a LOT of TV and movies…  I definitely see the sacred in the secular!!

7 thoughts on “Want to know about me?”

  1. love your blog.

  2. Michellle, I love your recent article about Menopause. The Lord has allowed me to publish a book, Pausing With God A Journey Through Menopause. I am currently contacting churches to make them aware of this hidden issue. As you know there is a large population in the midst of the congregation that have or are about to embark on this journey and it has an enormous effect on the entire Body of Christ. If you have any suggestions, contacts and ideas that would assist me in reaching a larger audience, when you PAUSE, please share. I look forward to hearing from you. God bless Sheri (PausingWithGod.com & PausingWithGod@gmail.com)

  3. I’m a UCC pastor out in Washington and I came across your blog today. Holy moly—I love your writ and the hot mess prayer is me to a “T”. (Also I grew up in Cincinnati and went to college in St. Louis. And I cherish creativity and sacred silliness. I do hope we meet one day.)

  4. Hey, might I use one of your liturgies in my worship? If so how would you like credit?

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