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Dr. Chad Pevateaux has been facilitating discussions and building bridges across differences for nearly three decades. Propelled to graduate work in comparative religions after 9/11, he did his PhD at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he researched resources to support interfaith cooperation, social justice, and ecological wellbeing, specializing in mystical and liberation theologies and practices. Prior to that, he earned an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he focused on Christian contemplative traditions in dialogue with Buddhist meditation. He got his BA from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, with a double major in English and history.

Before graduate school, Chad worked for eight years as director of youth and young adult ministries at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. Between graduate programs, he sojourned for a year in various Washington DC nonprofits as a contract staffer. For more than a decade, he taught interfaith leadership skills as a professor of philosophy and religion at The University of Houston, Rice University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Texas Wesleyan University, and, most recently, TCU.

Now, Chad is back home in Austin serving as the director of the refugee program at Interfaith Action of Central Texas. He is also past president of the American Academy of Religion-Southwest Region and working to finish his first book, titled Mystic Hope: Interfaith Cooperation in an Age of Crisis.

Chad follows his bliss through enjoying the outdoors, whether by lazily lounging in a hammock with a good book or by actively running, hiking and biking with friends. He also loves to travel, and has studied in Spain and taught in France and China.

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