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Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

Professor of Pastoral Care



Dr. Theol., University of Basel, Switzerland; M.A., Princeton Theological Seminary; B.A., Vanderbilt University

Teaching Specialties

Issues in practical theology, pastoral care of women, crisis ministry, pastoral self-care, family systems theory, adoption

Research Interests

Multi-cultural issues in a pastoral care of women, cross-cultural children and their identity formation, the impact of violence in our culture. Rev. Dr. Stevenson-Moessner has trained in a rape crisis center, an addictive disease unit, three domestic violence programs, a community mental health clinic, and a child abuse council. She was a three-year resident at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta and on staff of a counseling center. She is interested in incorporating this training in pastoral courses.

Selected Publications

:: A Primer in Pastoral Care (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005).
:: The Spirit of Adoption: At Home in God’s Family (Louisville/London: Westminster John Knox, 2003). (Awarded one of the Top Ten Books for 2003, Parish Clergy Award)
:: Editor of three pioneering books in pastoral care: Women in Travail and Transition; Through the Eyes of Women; In Her Own Time (Fortress Press).

Professional Distinctions

Ordained Presbyterian minister in the PCUSA; Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors; former chair for the Society for Pastoral Theology; member of the International Academy of Practical Theology; Henry Luce III Fellow (2000-2001)

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