Even at the Grave
A Four-Part Series on Death and Dying
Embark on a profound exploration of the human experience with our asynchronous 4-week-long course on death and dying. We will delve into the intricate tapestry of cultural and religious influences that shape our perspectives on mortality and the grieving process. Learners will explore the rich terrain of beliefs, rituals, and traditions that accompany death across different societies. This course offers a unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between cultural diversity, religious beliefs, and the universal human experience of mortality. Join April Stace, assistant professor in practical theology at The General Theological Seminary, in this 4-week asynchronous course that runs from January 15- February 12, 2024.
Starts January 15th, 2024
April Stace is on the faculty of The General Theological Seminary, where she teaches courses in community care and the arts. She earned her Ph.D. at The Catholic University of America in 2014, and has served as a pastor in both large and small parishes. She is ordained as a priest in The Episcopal Church.
April has a background in music and was a professional harpist for most of her adult life, releasing 4 albums with her harp/bass/drums band, Harp 46, three of which spent time in the top ten on the World/New Age radio charts. Her background in the arts informs just about everything she does, including her most recent book, a memoir about her years as a queer, recently-divorced and nearly-broke hospital chaplain entitled White Knuckle Love: A Memoir of Holding. Her previous books, Secular Music, Sacred Space (Lexington Press, 2017) and Crossing Boundaries, Redefining Faith (Wipf and Stock, 2016) received positive reviews and have been used in seminary classrooms.
April lives in New York with her super-queer spouse, Lou (they/them), and her super-insightful son, Luke. She founded a coaching and consulting practice with Lou in 2020, focused on the needs of women and LGBTQ-identified clergy and artists. She’s also an aspiring banjo player and finds a lot of joy in long weekend bike rides.