Transforming Service

Reflections of Student Services Professionals in Theological Education

Edited by Shonda R. Jones, Dr. Pamela R. Lightsey

Afterword by Frank M. Yamada

Transforming Service

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  • ISBN: 9781532694257
  • Pages: 274
  • Publication Date: 5/18/2020
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Transforming Service

Reflections of Student Services Professionals in Theological Education

Edited by Shonda R. Jones, Dr. Pamela R. Lightsey

Afterword by Frank M. Yamada

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  • ISBN: 9781532694257
  • Pages: 274
  • Publication Date: 5/18/2020
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40
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About-

Transforming Service is a seminal book developed by student services professionals in theological education. This edited volume is new and innovative in that it puts the student services professional and their work with divinity students center-stage. Amid the various and serious changes afoot within the church and academy, there is a need for astute and perceptive expertise to assist professionals and institutions in transforming how to reach, serve, and sustain graduate students in theological education. This book is an offering designed to establish and sustain conversations among student services professionals in theological schools about the nature of the profession and to share wisdom within a rich community of practice that is essential to the success of theological schools. With its rich combination of useful information, reflective instruction on a host of professional leadership issues, and animated narratives on the ways different colleagues address common practices and challenges in their context, Transforming Service is a needed resource to all who engage in theological education.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Helping students thrive, flourish, and become their best possible selves is soul work. Nurturing their souls—that is, the intellectual, emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual core of people—is, by definition, ministry especially in graduate theological education. That’s the focus of this book designed to minister to those of us called to service in theological schools and seminaries across the country. Read and be transformed today!”

—Terrell L. Strayhorn, LeMoyne-Owen College



“To our peril, we often do not think of student affairs until something goes wrong institutionally or interpersonally or individually in our schools. This fine collection reminds us that the work of student affairs must be integrated in all that we do in theological education. There is much to learn from these authors.”

—Emilie M. Townes, Vanderbilt University Divinity School

Contributors-

Shonda R. Jones
Dr. Pamela R. Lightsey
Frank M. Yamada

Bio(s)-

Shonda R. Jones is Senior Associate Dean and Assistant Teaching Professor in Intercultural Theological Education at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. She provides strategic leadership in student affairs in graduate theological education, having established best practices in recruitment and admissions, promoting diversity and inclusion, and engaging student learning through courses and co-curricular programming.



Pamela Lightsey is Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Constructive Theology at Meadville Lombard Theological School. She is a scholar, social justice activist, and veteran. She is author of the book Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology (Pickwick, 2015) and contributor to several recently published volumes.

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