Jean Stairs


Principal Jean Stairs

E-mailstairsj@queensu.ca
Address99 University Avenue
Kingston, ON
Phone613-533-2000
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Principal and Associate Professor, Queen’s Theological College, Queen’s University

Mus.Bac., McMaster University, 1978
M.Div., McMaster University, 1981
D.Min., Conjointly from University of Toronto and University of St. Michael’s College, 1990
Ordained, , 1982

As a teacher and researcher, Jean Stairs is fascinated by what she describes as “reflective practice in Christian ministry” - those habits of heart, mind and soul that enable our embedded theological convictions to be explored critically and developed spiritually in the light of tradition and contemporary challenges. Her areas of teaching include field education, preaching, the relationship between pastoral care and spiritual direction, and feminist theology. Her new book, Listening for the Soul: Pastoral Care and Spiritual Direction, invites us to a dynamic reconsideration of pastoral care and spirituality in the Protestant ethos.

Areas of Interest

Ministry and Field Education;



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