Staff

Pastor: Rev. Shawna Bowman is the first called and installed pastor of Friendship Presbyterian Church and has been doing ministry with the creative and quirky folks here since 2011. Shawna is most grateful for the creativity, energy, and passion for care andjustice the Friendship folks exhibit in everything from worship to community engagement. Shawna is a 2009 grad from McCormick Theological Seminary where she currently serves in Field Studies and as an Adjunct Professor. Shawna is also a Co-founder of Creation Lab, an art collective and a working studio space at the intersection of creativity, spirituality and prophetic imagination located at Kildare Studios in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood.

Pastoral Resident: Sarah Jordan (she/her/hers), originally from Mobile, Alabama, is a community-taught artist and the pastoral resident at Friendship Presbyterian Church. In May 2017, she received her Masters of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. She is excited to return to familiar Chicago, where she completed a service year with the Episcopal Service Corps and a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. She hopes to continue dreaming and building ways of being the church that are moved by the Holy Spirit, deeply rooted in the gospel, and oriented toward collective liberation. As an artist, she mainly works with recycled materials in the mediums of embroidery, collage, assemblage and bookmaking. She enjoys making and creating with her loved ones, whether it be art, food or community.

Office Admin: Kasey Trouba is a Nebraska native who moved to Chicago to study and pursue a career in theatre. Kasey currently works as a freelance stage manager, in addition to working at Friendship as the Office Admin and at the Museum of Contemporary Art as an assistant in the Performance Department. Kasey is thankful for the artistic community she has found in Chicago and is excited to continue her work here.

Musician: Josh Lava