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Barbara Anne Keely
Schilling Professor of Leadership and Economic Life of the Church
Director of Ordained Ministry Programs
Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Oblate in the Order of St. Benedict
Appointed 1991


B.A. University of Washington
M.A. University of Washington
M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary
Ed.D. Presbyterian School of Christian Education

Teaching and Research

educational ministries of the Church
spiritual formation in congregations and religious leaders
adult generational differences in religious education
methods and models of teaching

Courses Offered in the Current Academic Year
CL440 Foundations of Christian Education
CL896   Theology and Practice of Stewardship
Religious Leadership, Organization, Administration & Finance in Context I & II
Other Courses Offered 
CH330 PC USA History and Polity
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CL442 Ministries with Children and Families
course description|syllabus
CL447 Ministries with Youth
course description|syllabus
CL481 The Spiritual Life of the Congregation
course description|syllabus
CL482 Nurturing Your Spiritual Life as Religious Leaders
course description|syllabus
IS261 MARL Integrative Seminar
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IS351 Final M.Div. Integrative Seminar
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The Spiritual Life of the Congregation. (in progress)

Faith of Our Foremothers: Women Changing Religious Education
Westminster John Knox Press, 1997

Articles and Essays (from 2000)

“Website Design as a Dynamic Companion in Developing Learning Resources.” Teaching Theology and Religion. 10 (2007).

“Spiritual Formation for Ordained Ministry: An Ecumenical Approach.” Teaching Theology and Religion. 6, no. 4 (October 2003): 202-207.

“Letty Russell’s Hermeneutics of New Creation: The Context for Partnership.” Memperlengkapi bagi Pelayanan dan Pertumbuhan (Equipping for Ministry and Growth). Edited by Tim Penyusun Buku dan Redaksi BPK Gunung Mulia. Jakarta: Gunung Mulia (2002): 91-100.

“Should the Church Start a Preschool?.” Journal for Case Teaching. no. 13 (Fall 2002): 32-39.


Online as of September 2009: www.spiritualtree.org

The Clergy Journal, Christian Education columnist.

Regular Topics for Presentation

Upcoming Presentations

Contact Barbara Anne at 651.255.6125.

I like to sew, read novels, take long walks, and play golf. Gifted with friends who share my interests, I enjoy live theater, classical music concerts, and operas. I am currently serving on the board of directors of ARC Retreat Community. And I am always happy to let a restaurant do the cooking.

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“My concerns weave together Christian Education and spiritual formation. Effective educational ministries equip and empower children, youth, and adults to encounter God in both personal and corporate ways. This includes knowing the tradition of the Church, as well as being open to challenging and transforming the Church in ways that are faithful and just.”

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“Spiritual formation is effective when it awakens persons and communities of faith to be faithful in their relationships with Jesus Christ, caring in their relationships with others, and committed to living lives that are part of God’s transforming work in the world.”

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