Joan C. Wyatt


Rev. Joan C. Wyatt

E-mailjoan.wyatt@utoronto.ca
AddressVictoria University, in the University of Toronto
73 Queens Party Crescent
Toronto, ON
Phone416-585-4539
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Director of Contextual Education, Emmanuel College of Victoria University

The Rev. Joan Wyatt is currently Professor of Contextual Theological Education at Emmanuel College, Toronto. Prior to coming to Emmanuel Joan served for seven years at the Vancouver School of Theology as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Theological Field Education. Her current research is on the rise of feminist practices in the United Church of Canada (UCC). She has an upcoming chapter in a book on the history of the UCC focusing on the decade of the 1970s and a recent article in Touchstone magazine on UCC feminist foremothers. Joan’s interest in transformational leadership in the church has drawn her to serve as chair of the Redesign Evaluation Task Group of the Executive of the General Council. She is also currently directing an evaluative process on the impact of SpiritWorks in Scarborough Presbytery in Toronto.

Joan graduated from Sick Children’s Hospital and worked in nursing and in childbirth education for many years. She returned to school after the birth of four children completing a BA in English literature at Trent University and an MDiv at Emmanuel College. She has completed all but her dissertation for a ThD in Pastoral Theology from the Toronto School of Theology. Joan was ordained by Bay of Quinte Conference in 1986 and served in ministry at Trinity United Church in Beamsville and then for nine years at Trinity St. Paul’s in Toronto. Joan’s interests have always included creative liturgy, preaching and the integration of the arts in worship.

Joan is married to her high-school sweetheart, Peter, an ordained minister in the UCC.

Together they continue to negotiate the path of partnership and parenthood of four grown children.

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