Susan Kendall

Rev. Dr. Susan Kendall
Address616 North Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

B.A., Azusa Pacific,
M.Div., Wesley Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University,

The Rev. Dr. Susan L. Kendall is the director of the Doctor of Ministry Program. She earned her bachelor’s from Azusa Pacific University, her master’s of divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary, and her doctorate from Claremont Graduate University, School of Religion: Program of Theology, Ethics and Culture. Before accepting a position with the Seminary, Kendall worked as a parish associate at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in McLean, Va., program manager at Bread for the World Institute, and as head of staff at Reedwood Friends Meeting in Portland, Ore. Kendall has also served as the associate pastor at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, Md. and as interim pastor at Yokohama Union Church, Yokohama, Japan. Her education experience includes director of education and mission outreach at the Church of Pilgrims and director of adult education and pastoral counselor at Tokyo Union Church, Tokyo, Japan. She has served as an editor/writer and office manager and director of proposal writing for Development Associates in Washington, D.C. and has worked with the Office of Chaplains, Frankfurt, Germany.

Kendall is a member of the American Academy of Religion and a member-at-large of the National Capital Presbytery, Washington, D.C. Her professional activities include working with the Company of Teachers at the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington, serving on the Committee on Preparation of Candidates for Ministry, National Capital Presbytery, and regularly teaching and preaching in the greater Washington, D.C. area. She is part of the Scholars Roundtable for the Narrative Leadership Project; and is at work on planning the first of a series of consultations for women in pastoral ministry and leadership. Kendall’s publications include “Accounting for Globalization: The Theologian’s Task,” Koinonia: The Princeton Theological Seminary Graduate Forum and Sense of the Meeting, The Writings of Jack Willcuts. She also presented “White Women and Mainline Christianity: Writing Their Stories” at the Mid-Atlantic American Academy of Religion Journal Conference. Kendall is currently working on a series of articles that will lead to a book taken from her dissertation, “The Edgeline of the Mainline: Nascent Prophets or Wayward Sheep?” In addition, she is completing a book about her experiences in Pittsburgh titled, “Hunting for Jesus in Pittsburgh: Finding New Faith.”

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