Sharon Chipman is a retired lay ecclesial minister who has served in campus ministry and parish ministry for over 40 years.  She earned her Masters of Divinity degree from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, CA, and her MA in Theology from The Graduate Theological Union, also in Berkeley.  Sharon has done much preaching over the years in retreat and liturgical settings. She has worked in a variety of ministry settings and with every age group from kindergarteners to seniors.

Sharon’s years of study and ongoing friendship with the Franciscan Friars of the Santa Barbara Province has been a rich gift in her life and faith.  For the past 15 years she has been immersed in the Ignatian tradition as well, working with a team sharing the Spiritual Exercises.

Sharon grew up in Macon, Georgia, in a large Catholic family.  She was a Sister of Mercy for 12 years which she credits for her deepest spiritual formation.  She married John Chipman in 1992 and they grew a blended family of 7 children and 12 grandchildren (so far).  Sharon and John live in Oakland, CA and enjoy life among their family and faith communities.



June 7, 2020

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

We are being saved, and we are being called to save others in every possible way we can. Keep dancing my sisters and brothers. Follow the hesed steps of the Creator and Redeemer, and may the music, the rhythm, the kiss and the love of the Holy Spirit Be with you!

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