A Professional Academic Society

A community of scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners of care committed to enriching the discipline of pastoral theology and advancing its role in equipping people for ministry in a variety of settings

Our website is under construction from August 24, 2023 to December 31, 2023. 

During the construction period, our membership portal and Paypal button will not function, but you should be able to find most of other information on this temporary website. If you have any questions about the website, please contact Heidi Park at heidi.park@me.com

We are please to announce the theme, date, and venue of our next conference. For more information, please refer to our fall newsletter. 

2023 Annual Meeting

The 37th Anniversary Celebration of the Society for Pastoral Theology

June 15-16, 2023

Virtual Meeting 

Journal of Pastoral Theology

The Journal of Pastoral Theology was established in 1990 by the Society for Pastoral Theology.

The mission of the Journal of Pastoral Theology is to:

2023-2024 Steering Committee

Dr. Hee-Kyu Heidi Park

Ewha Womans University, Chairperson, Term Ends 2024

Dr. Leanna K. Fuller

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Vice Chair, Term Ends 2025

Dr. Jessica Chapman Lape

United Theological Seminary of Twin Cities, Recording Secretary, Term Ends 2025

Dr. Jaco J. Hamman

Vanderbilt Divinity School, Corresponding Secretary, Term Ends 2025

Dr. Jim Higginbotham

Earlham School of Religion, Treasurer