Linda Showman holds a Bachelor and Master of Music in piano performance and a Master of Theology. She is retired from the faculty of Mount Angel Seminary, working as the Associate Director of Pastoral Formation. During her time on the faculty, she developed a ministry program with attention to justice issues and an approach to formation with a focus on compassion. She also served as adjunct faculty for the University of Portland’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry program. Linda is currently a Project Consultant in the Office of Prison Ministry at the Archdiocese of Portland.
Linda Showman’s journey towards restorative justice ministry has taken several years and varying forms. Now a Project Consultant in the Office of Prison Ministry at the Archdiocese of Portland, Showman has found ways to invite others in her community into an ethic of restoration.