Sheila O'Connell-Roussell - Faculty - MarylhurstDr. Sheila O’Connell-Roussell, religious studies faculty, presented at Mission of the Atonement in Beaverton in December 2015.

Sheila O’Connell-Roussell led a group in prayer, stillness and discussion on the significance of Mary’s courageous story for one’s own spiritual journey.

“I was honored to visit MoTA, as students in the graduate religious studies programs at Marylhurst have served this community in their internships and practicums,” she said.

Mission of the Atonement is an intentional, ecumenical community of Lutherans and Roman Catholics worshiping and serving together for 25+ years, working to educate Christians and focus on common ground. MoTA is a Reconciling in Christ community, welcoming the LGBT community, families and individuals of all ages.

Sheila O’Connell-Roussell’s expertise is in pastoral theology, scripture studies and hermeneutics. Eucharistic and Marian spirituality are at the heart of her personal spiritual practice and artistic expression. She has taught in the M.A. in Applied Pastoral Theology and Master of Divinity programs at Marylhurst since 1993.