Rev. Adriene Thorne is an Associate Minister at Middle Collegiate Church. She completed her Masters of Divinity degree with an emphasis in art and psychology at The Pacific School of Religion. Prior to ministry, she pursued a nearly 20-year career in the performing arts, including time as a Rockette. Thorne served the Reformed Church in America’s Commission on Christian Worship for three years and was the Visiting Artist at New Brunswick Theological Seminary from 2010–2011. She is currently pursuing counseling studies at the Blanton-Peale Institute where she is working towards a theology of healing in which the arts play a central role. Her key assertion is that the arts have the ability to drop us into the center of ourselves and our healing more quickly than anything else. Thorne is married to Colin St. Rose and together they are raising a little girl named Petal.
Chad Tanaka Pack is an Associate Minister at Middle Collegiate Church. He graduated with a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School. He also received a certificate from Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music, a multidisciplinary program dedicated to religion and the arts. Tanaka Pack is a playwright, poet, and performer. He has been an active member of drama groups, gospel choirs, and the liturgical dance choirs. During his undergraduate studies, he co-wrote and directed a children’s musical that was performed for inner city schools. Prior to his ministry studies, Tanaka Pack was a Vice President in the Finance Division at Goldman Sachs. Tanaka Pack graduated cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics. He serves on the board of directors of Second Generation Productions, a not-for-profit Asian American theater company. Tanaka Pack is committed to inclusive, multicultural ministries that celebrate the voices of all God’s people.
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