Anabel Proffitt


 Anabel Proffitt

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Address555 West James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
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Associate Professor of Educational Ministries, Lancaster Theological Seminary

B.A., Hood College, 1979
M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education, 1981
Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1990

Anabel C. Proffitt is Associate Professor of Educational Ministries at Lancaster Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D.), the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (M.A.) and Hood College (B.A.). An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, she serves as a consistory member and adult Sunday school teacher at Hamilton Park United Church of Christ in Lancaster. During the summer months she serves as pastor of Childwold Memorial Presbyterian Church in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York.

Author of numerous articles on religious education, she is currently completing a book, entitled The Sense of Wonder: Pathos and Play in Religious Education.

Dr. Proffitt serves as faculty advisor to the seminary’s youth program “Leadership Now: Spiritual Formation with Youth.” She serves the larger world of theological education as a member of the “Women in Leadership” Steering Committee of the Association of Theological Schools.

In addition to her teaching and pastoral activities, she is a poet and a djembe drummer. She is married to Chuck Melchert, an author and adjunct professor at Lancaster Theological Seminary, and is stepmother to Tim Melchert,who works for the Forestry Service in Boise, Idaho.

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