Teresa D. Welch

 Teresa D. Welch

Address2101 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28266

Assistant Professor of Christian Education, Emmanuel School of Religion

B.A., Ozark Christian College,
M.A., Malone College,
M.Div., Lincoln Christian Seminary,
D.Min., Emmanuel School of Religion,

Dr. Teresa Welch will be joining the faculty of Emmanuel School of Religion in the fall of 2008. Dr. Welch brings fifteen years of located ministry experience to her new role as Assistant Professor of Christian Education and Director of Institutional Research. Children’s ministry has been Teresa’s primary role and passion, however, during her fifteen years in ministry she has combined this role with service as a music/worship minister, church administrator, and women’s minister. While rarely mentioned in seminary classrooms, Teresa has also served as a church camp dean, coached a Bible Bowl team, driven for senior’s ministry field trips and even assisted with church custodial duties. Teresa enjoys teaching individuals of all ages and has written curriculum for children’s ministry, adult small groups, and women’s Bible studies.

Dr. Welch’s passion is to help educate people of every age to know God, so that they might love Him and follow Him. This was clearly seen in her final Doctor of Ministry project, Leading a Child to Christ, which created a curriculum for older elementary children and parents, to assist in educating children, so they might live a life of faith.

Teresa Welch returns to Emmanuel after graduating from the school in May 2007 with a Doctor of Ministry. Teresa holds a Bachelor of Christian Education from Ozark Christian College, a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries with an emphasis in Youth and Family from the graduate school of Malone College, and a Master of Divinity from Lincoln Christian Seminary. Though she has had many mentors from these institutions, Teresa acknowledges that her biblical education began first in the home and then during her childhood at the First Christian Church in Monmouth, Illinois and is grateful to women like Margaret “Shorty” Allen and the late Wanda Grabowski who helped her fall in love with Jesus. Teresa has a deep respect for those who serve in the local church and is extremely grateful for the churches in Ohio and Illinois that have helped her grow as a teacher.

Dr. Welch comes from a family of educators. Her father Lyle will soon retire from his position as Department Chair in Mathematics from Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois. Her brother Doug is a professor at Ozark Christian College. Teresa’s family is completed by her mother Judy, a senior bank accountant and volunteer church financial secretary, and a younger brother Kyle, a student at Ozark Christian College.

Teresa will continue to serve as an adjunct instructor in the area of Children’s Ministries at Ozark Christian College. She is also a popular speaker and lecturer to various groups and churches. Dr. Welch’s interest also includes music, as she has served as a worship accompanist, choir director and vocalist. Teresa is learning the game of golf and enjoys activity and fitness.

Dr. Welch is humbled to be following in the footsteps of her mentor, Dr. Eleanor Daniel. She is excited to bring her experiences to the classroom as she assists students in being able to design educational models for their future areas of ministry, whether they will be serving in church pastoral, cross-cultural or campus ministries.

Areas of Interest

Children’s Ministries;

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