Dr. George Smith CSB, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Toronto School of Theology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Reverend Professor Pamela D. Couture as Director of TST, effective January 1, 2020.
Professor Couture is the Jane and Geoffrey Martin Chair in Church and Community at Emmanuel College of Victoria University. She is an accomplished practical theologian and scholar, is ordained as an elder by the United Methodist Church and holds annual conference membership in Northern Illinois Annual Conference. Her recent book "We Are Not All Victims: Local Peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo" (Lit Verlag, 2016) 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 current work is focused on student vulnerability and the pedagogical practices of classrooms teaching interreligious spiritual care.
The Toronto School of Theology thanks Emmanuel College for facilitating this secondment.