WILMORE – Asbury Theological Seminary has announced that Dr. Lalsangkima Pachuau has been named the Director of Postgraduate Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary.
In his new role he will oversee the following degree programs: Master of Theology (Biblical Studies, World Mission and Evangelism), Doctor of Missiology and Doctor of Philosophy (Biblical Studies, Evangelization Studies, Intercultural Studies).
“Dr. Pachuau is a natural choice for director of postgraduate studies programs,” said Dr. Leslie Andrews, vice president of academic affairs and provost. “Kima is a well-established scholar who understands thoroughly the nature of doctoral research and can provide able support and guidance to students and faculty alike. In addition, Kima is well-connected internationally with various organizations engaged in Kingdom-building and can, therefore, represent Asbury well in a world that ‘is our parish.’”
Pachuau, who also serves as associate professor of the History and Theology of Mission, is excited about his new leadership position.
“In taking up this important and challenging task, I did ask myself if the Postgraduate program at Asbury Seminary has any unique and significant contribution to make to the world of theological academia,” Pachuau said. “The global commitment of Wesleyan theological tradition, the Seminary’s special devotion to spirituality, and the intellectual strength and intercultural dedication of the faculty all led me to believe that Asbury Theological Seminary has unique facility, atmosphere and competency to produce world-class scholars.”
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Pachuau received a B.A. from NorthEastern Hill University, India; a B.D. from Serampore College (University), India; and a Ph.D. and Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary. In addition to his work at Asbury Seminary, he is also editor of Mission Studies: Journal of International Association for Mission Studies.
“God has blessed Asbury Seminary exceedingly by giving us such an able person to combine academic administration with scholarly research,” Andrews said.
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Wednesday, February 18th – Mom’s Hour Out
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