Interim Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
Year Started at PTS: 2018

Contact Info


  • Th.D., Duke University
  • J.D., Duke University
  • M.Div., Yale University
  • B.A., North Park University

Recent Courses Taught

  • Theology Matters: Practical Theology and Church Leadership
  • Call and Vocation


Church Associations

Ordination: Presbyterian Church USA, Minister of Word and Sacrament

Professional Competencies

Areas of Specialty

  • Practical Theology
  • Church Leadership
  • Call and Vocation
  • Race and Church
  • Lithuanian Church Practices
  • Mediation

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Colorado Bar (member in good standing)


  • 2014-present: The Louisville Institute grant for “Race, Church, and Theological Practices Collaborative Inquiry Team”
  • 2002: Telly Award and Aegis Award for The Contracts Experience (served as associate editor of these DVD course materials)
Doctor of Ministry Pittsburgh Denise Thorpe