Chair, Public Life and Global Community

This is a 2 yr term from September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2024.

Tamar Wasoian, PhD

Dr. Tamar Wasoian is an Armenian educator and practical theologian from Syria. She is an independent scholar and taught in several theological seminaries in the United States and internationally. Currently, she is teaching at Lexington Theological Seminary and the Wesleyan Divinity School in the Philippines.

Believing that religious education is deeply rooted in ministry, she recently joined the Urban Pastoral Ministry Residency program with the City Mission and the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Boston, Massachusetts. This program is funded by the Lilly Endowment and provides active ministry opportunities with programs in homelessness prevention, education and formation, and stewardship and development.

‘Storied Learning’, feminist pedagogies, public spirituality, faith, and identity formation are at the core of Dr. Wasoian’s research and expertise. Tamar has global experience in ministry and teaching and throughout her teaching, she has helped emerging leaders discern their call and find their voice in ministry against the backdrop of shifting local and global realities. Wasoian serves as a member of the RE in Public Life Committee at the REA and we are nominating her to chair the same committee.