Wenderoth, Christine

Director of JKM Library, Associate Professor of Ministry

Christine Wenderoth joined the faculty of McCormick Theological Seminary in 2004 as Director of the JKM Library. She also serves as associate professor of ministry. The JKM Library houses one of the largest theological collections in the United States and is operated jointly by McCormick Theological Seminary and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

Christine graduated from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio in 1971, and received her Master of Science in Library Science (M.S.L.S) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973. She completed her M.A. in Theological Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, in 1978, and received her Ph.D. in Theological Studies from that same university in 1982.

Following her ordination in 1994 as Minister of Word and Sacrament by the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, Christine served for ten years as Director of the Ambrose Swasey Library and assistant professor of ministry at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Rochester, NY. During that time, she also served as parish associate at New Life Presbyterian Church, and as an active member of several committees of the Genesee Valley Presbytery. Prior to this, she served on the faculty and staff of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

Christine’s teaching, administration and research interests include the role of gender in administration and leadership, disordered eating and its relation to gender and sacrament, the impact of technology on community, librarianship as ministry and instruction, and teaching, learning and research as it occurs outside the classroom. She has served as an advisor to the National Leadership Team for American Baptist Girls, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Religious and Theological Information. She has twice served as a member of the Association of Theological Schools Accreditation Visiting Teams.

An active member of the American Theological Library Association since 1982, Christine has served as its vice-president and president. Her work has been published in a wide range of publications including Religious Studies Review, Religious Education, Encounter, Pastoral Psychology, and the Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling

Contact Christine Wenderoth by email, cwenderoth@jkmlibrary.org , or at 773-256-0735.

Education:
B.A., Oberlin College
M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Emory University
Ph.D., Emory University

Courses:
Engendering Justice: Gender Issues in Pastoral Ministry
Introduction to Christian Education
Take & Eat: Teaching Biblical Values about Food

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