Student Testimonials

Colleen Knutsen - MA Theology (2005)

Colleen KnutsenDSPT - Contaact Admissions

MA Theology (2005)
Active in adult faith formation, Respect Life ministry, and youth ministry in the Diocese of Oakland

DSPT Alumna - Colleen Knutsen"As I reflect on how my time at DSPT shaped the person that I have become, I cannot help but think that many of the lessons I learned were outside of the classroom. This is not to say that the lessons were not connected to the classes I took, but it was often in the discussions outside of class that I was most challenged. The search for Truth that drew many of us to the DSPT often impassioned our discussions and led us to challenge one another to live these truths beyond the classroom; we were forced to consider the practical application that studying philosophy and theology had in our daily existence as part of a much bigger reality than the confines of North Berkeley.

"My time at DSPT gave me both the knowledge and the wisdom to engage the culture in which I live and to cultivate a fruitful dialogue that converts our hearts as well as our minds to the Truth we so earnestly sought in our studies."