The Society for Pastoral Theology

We are a professional academic society, a community of scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners of care committed to enriching the discipline of pastoral theology and advancing its role in equipping people for ministry in a variety of settings.

About SPT

We strive to be open to multiple practices of care from a variety of religious and secular traditions. We meet annually to engage presentations and workshops by various members of the Society and to work collaboratively in study groups. In addition, we also publish The Journal of Pastoral Theology in which substantive articles relating to these concerns appear.

Become a Member

The Society for Pastoral Theology welcomes new members seeking to engage in critical reflection on the theology, theory, and practice of care. Members include students, scholars, practitioners, and religious leaders committed to the discipline of pastoral theology.

Journal of Pastoral Theology

2024 Annual Meeting Information

2023-2024 Steering Committee

Dr. Hee-Kyu Heidi Park

Ewha Womans University, Chairperson, Term Ends 2024

Dr. Leanna K. Fuller

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Vice Chair, Term Ends 2025

Dr. Jessica Chapman Lape

United Theological Seminary of Twin Cities, Recording Secretary, Term Ends 2025

Dr. Jaco J. Hamman

Vanderbilt Divinity School, Corresponding Secretary, Term Ends 2025

Dr. Jim Higginbotham

Earlham School of Religion, Treasurer

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