• CWP Julie Neraas

    Julie Neraas

    Associate Professor


    Julie Neraas has taught at Hamline since 1991. An ordained minister and spiritual director, she received her M.Div. from Princeton Seminary, Spiritual Direction training from the Shalem Institute, and a certificate in Organizational Leadership from the University of Minnesota.

    She teaches such courses as: Birth and Death, Prophets and Mystics, Vocation and Money, Twelve Spiritual Texts, The Religious Imagination, and Julie has great interest in mid-life questions of purpose, vocation, and the common good.

    A frequent retreat leader and speaker across the country, she is finishing a book of essays about hope. She received Hamline's Exemplary Teacher of the Year Award in 1996, given by the Methodist Board of Higher Education; and Outstanding GLS Teacher of the Year in 1995. Julie serves on a number of advisory boards, is a competitive tennis player, and retreats when she can to an island in the Pacific Northwest.

    Julie had an essay published in the National GLS Journal, Confluence, entitled “Being Between Stories Religiously.” She has been the Program Director of the Lilly Grant on Work and Vocation for GLS, and serves on two Strategic Planning committees and Hamline’s Faculty Senate.

    Julie published Apprenticed to Hope: A Sourcebook for Challenging Times in 2009.

  • Accomplishments


    Hope and the Poetic Voice

    Apprenticed to Hope:
    A Sourcebook for Difficult Times

    Augsburg Fortress Publishers