Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Susanna Wesley Centennial Professor of Practical Theology (M.R.E. ’91)

After graduating from Perkins, I worked as director of children and youth ministries at Dallas’ Northaven UMC. While I enjoyed my work, I knew I would pursue a doctoral degree. Upon graduating from Northwestern University, I took my first teaching job. During my third year, Perkins contacted me about applying for a faculty position. It was confidence that God had called me to serve at Perkins that assuaged my anxieties. My vocational journey here has challenged me to grow as a teacher/scholar, affirmed my gifts, and transformed my life.