Jane and Geoffrey Martin Chair in Church and Community
B.A., Ashland University
M.Div., Garrett-Evanglical Theological Seminary
PhD, University of Chicago
Office: Room 112
Tel.: (416) 585-4588
Fax: (416) 585-4516
Rev. Pamela D. Couture is the inaugural Jane and Geoffrey Martin Chair in Church and Community. As chair, her teaching and research will be charged with the purpose of connecting theological interpretation to the formation of Christian leaders who can contribute to the renewal of the mainline church's ministry and mission. She is an accomplished pastoral theologian and scholar, is ordained as an elder by the United Methodist Church and holds annual conference membership in Northern Illinois Annual Conference. She comes to Emmanuel College from the Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo., where she has held the position of Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Dean and Professor of Practical Theology. Her current research has focused on the peacemaking and reconciliation practices of rural United Methodists Congolese, as they worked to rebuild their society following the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 1997 to 2001. Her publications include Child Poverty: Love, Justice, and Social Responsibility and numerous other articles. She enjoys wilderness canoeing and Irish fiddling.