Judith Jenkins Kohatsu
Jenkins Kohatsu, is the pastor of Ballard Vale United Church in Andover, MA. She
is an elder in the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
She received her M.Div. (1986) at Boston University School of Theology. She
holds a S.B. in Metallurgy (1969) and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials
Science (1973) from M.I.T. She worked as a Physical Metallurgist for the Army
Materials and Mechanics Research Center in Watertown, MA before entering
seminary. She is a founding member of The New England Center for Faith and
Science Exchange. With a colleague, Rev. Richard O. Randolph of St. Paul School
of Theology she co-edited the May-June, 2001 issue of Circuit Rider (journal for
Methodist clergy) and wrote Adams, Apes, and Divine Action for that issue.
She has led workshops and spoken at a number of conferences on the role of faith
and science in local churches. With Rev. Randolph she co-convenes the United
Methodists in Dialogue on Science and Religion and represents her denomination
at the Ecumenical Roundtable on Science, Technology and the Church.
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