Karen Wallace taught English at West Valley College for 35 years, and when she retired in 2009, joined the Health Services staff as campus chaplain. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley with an emphasis in the new theologies--feminist theology, Black theology, womanist theology, mujerista theology, and queer theology--as well as in comparative religions. She cares deeply about our students who have been wounded by religion and other cultural values in this society which might exclude them and their gifts. She also loves doing nature photography and believes in its ability to heal. She donates all proceeds from the sale of her photographs to the Student Emergency Assistance Fund administered by Health Services to help keep challenged West Valley students in school.
The Chaplain's Office provides services for students seeking to improve their spiritual health. These services can take several forms.
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday & Tuesday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Closed for Staff meetings:
Monday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2nd Wednesday of each month 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM