Cherice Bock lives in Oregon where she teaches at Portland Seminary of George Fox University, and serves as the community garden coordinator. She holds an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is a PhD candidate in environmental studies at Antioch University New England. Bock was honored to serve as a 2015 Re:Generate Fellow at the Wake Forest School of Divinity‘s Food, Faith, & Religious Leadership Initiative, and as a 2016 GreenFaith Fellow. She received the 2016-17 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Scholarship.
Bock edits the environmental studies journal Whole Terrain, and facilitates web content for the watershed discipleship website, a ministry of Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries. She enjoys growing and tending fruits, veggies, and chickens, hiking and camping in the mountains, and biking. She also spends time on the sidelines as a “soccer mom” of two sons.
A Quaker, Bock sees environmental concerns as one of this generation’s most important social justice issues. Her academic work focuses on nonviolent theology, Quakerism, liberation pedagogy, feminism, environmental justice, and ecotheology. Her recent work includes a study of hope as it relates to environmental care, with research in the fields of psychology, philosophy, ethics, social theory, pedagogy, and theology. Her paper: “Climatologists, Theologians, & Climate Change: Toward an Ecotheology of Critical Hope” appeared in the journal Cross Currents.
On this website you can find links to her published works, musings on the intersection of faith and life grounded in her bioregion of Cascadia, thoughts about her academic work, and further development of her ecotheology of critical hope.