Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology

Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner




University of Basel, Dr. of Theology, 1986 Princeton Theological Seminary, M.A., 1975 Vanderbilt University, A.B., 1970

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

:: Overture to Practical Theology: The Music of Religious Inquiry, (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2016).

:: Portable Roots: Transplanting the Bicultural Child, (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014).

:: The Elephant in the Church: What You Don’t See Can Kill Your Ministry, co-authors Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner, Dr.Theol., and Mary Lynn Dell, M.D., (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2013).

:: Women Out of Order: Risking Change and Creating Care in a Multi-Cultural World, Eds. Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner and Teresa Snorton, (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2009.)
AAPC Oustanding Writer Award, awarded April 17, 2010, in Indianapolis.

:: A Primer in Pastoral Care (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005).

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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