Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Susan Kendall

Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
Year Started at PTS: 2004

Contact Info



  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University School of Religion, Program of Theology / Ethics and Culture, 2004 
  • M.Div., Wesley Theological Seminary, 1990


The Rev. Dr. Susan L. Kendall is the director of the Doctor of Ministry Program. She continues research to complete her book, Hunting for Jesus in Pittsburgh: Finding New Faith and is at work on a series of essays on belonging and identity. Her goal is to create spaces for new conversations within the wider community beyond the church on issues of faith, belief, and spirituality. Of particular interest within the church and wider religious community is developing new energy for feminist, womanist, Asian, and mujerista theologies; preparing a manual for practical ministry students on how to think and write theologically in a changing world; writing a handbook about research methods and approaches in the practical disciplines for ministry. She has served as a pastor in Germany, Japan, Oregon, California, McLean, Va., Rockville, Md., and Washington, DC. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion and a member-at-large of the National Capital Presbytery, Washington, DC. She earned her master's of divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary, and her doctorate from Claremont Graduate University, School of Religion: Program of Theology, Ethics and Culture.

Church Association

Current Pastoral Position: Parish Associate, Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, McLean, Va.

Member-at-Large National Capital Presbytery

Professional Competencies

Areas of Expertise

  • Practical Theology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Feminist Theology
  • Women’s Studies
  • Women’s Ministries and Leadership
  • Cultural Studies
  • Editor/writer

Additional Resources

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Doctor of Ministry at PTS