Timothy D. Son

Rev. Dr. Timothy D. Son

Address616 North Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Assistant Professor of Christian Education and Youth Ministry, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

B.A., Cornell University,
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary,
Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., Teachers Colloge, Columbia University,

The Rev. Dr. Timothy D. Son joined the Seminary faculty in 2005 as assistant professor of Christian education and youth ministry. He brings more than 20 years of teaching and ministry experience to the position. He received his bachelor’s from Cornell University, his M.Div. and Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and completed his doctoral studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. His dissertation focuses on the “Learning through Rituals: Educational Roles of Ritual in the Formation of Congregational Identity in a Postmodern Society.”

Son most recently served as adjunct professor in Christian education at New Brunswick Theological Seminary and New York Theological Seminary. His other teaching experiences include serving as assistant dean for student affairs and as professor at New Jersey School of Christian Education, project team member for congregational studies at Auburn Seminary and the Lilly Foundation Project, director of Christian Education Library at Princeton Theological Seminary (School of Christian Education), and program director for arts and crafts at French Wood Summer Academy. He was also appointed educator and seminar leader for the Three-Year-Educational Project of the Teacher’s Training Program at General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). His ministries include pastoring at four Presbyterian churches.

Son has authored numerous publications focusing on Christian education, including Asian Americans and Christian Ministry, (Voice 1999). He is married to Angella Pak Son, associate professor of religion and psychology at the Theological School at Drew University, in Madison N.J. She specializes in the area of interdisciplinary study between Karl Barth’s anthropology and Heinz Kohut’s self-psychology. They have one daughter.

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