Rev. Maeba Jonas is an Ordained Minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC) and serves as the Assistant Chaplain for Programming and Community Service at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She is graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies with a concentration in Buddhism and Women’s and Gender Studies. In 2014, Maeba earned a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School with a certificate in Education, Leadership and Ministry and completed her Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital where she served as Chaplain to the Pediatric Intensive Care and Hematology/Oncology Units.
Maeba has been a member of the Shalom community since 2008 and completed Shalom Retreat Leadership Training in 2014, as well as the Advanced Training in 2015. She is the convener of the Shenandoah Shalom Community located in Northern Virginia where she leads workshops and retreats modeled on the Shalom Process™. She first learned of Shalom from her grandfather, The Rev. Henry F. Jonas, who attended retreats with Gerald J. Jud in the early years.
Maeba is passionate about supporting people of all faith, and non-faith, backgrounds and is dedicated to interfaith dialogue and the mind-body- spirit connection. She is an advocate for social justice and lives her life by Shalom Mountain’s mission of “calling people to be more conscious, loving and fully alive.”