Doctor of Ministry Students present Doctoral Projects

Written by Kristina Alvarado
May 13, 2015

The School of Theology and Ministry?s new Doctor of Ministry program is built with a deep recognition of the nuanced context of our evolving world--the realities of globalization, cultural and religious diversity, hunger for spirituality, and socio-economic marginalization. Student-practitioners are challenged to see their world differently--their church or organization, their work, their context. And to not stop there! They seek to serve and impact our evolving local and global community in real ways. Doctor of Ministry graduates are equipped to be mindful agents of change, as influential leaders for good and social justice. ?The program melds areas of advanced study with an advanced leadership focus, culminating with the completion of a major research project.

At this June?s commencement ceremony the school will graduate its first two students from the Doctor of Ministry program! As a culmination of their work in the program these students will present oral defenses of their doctoral project. These presentations are open to all faculty, candidate guests, and others. Please come to see what our first DMIN graduates are up to and give feedback on their preparation and their defense. All witnesses will be asked to complete a rubric to assess their preparation. We look forward to your feedback!

Tuesday, May 26 (1:30pm-3:00pm) PIGT 107 | Marian Elizabeth Stewart
Begotten Legacies: Examining the Soul of Inherited Racism
Chair: Sharon Callahan; Committee Members: Jacqueline Miller and Michael Trice

Friday, May 29 (1:30pm-3:00pm) HUNT 110 | Amy Wyatt
Cultivating Creative Spiritual Leadership: The Role of Art-Making as a Spiritual Practice for Ministers
Chair: Sharon Callahan; Committee Members: Sharon Daloz Parks and Gretchen Gundrum