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.
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.
2022-2023 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