Dr. MaryKate Morse serves as the lead mentor for the Leadership and Spiritual Formation DMin track. As lead mentor, Dr. Morse designs the content for all four semesters, leads the four F2F Retreats, and facilitates the online experiences.
MaryKate serves as the Professor of Leadership and Spiritual Formation at George Fox Evangelical Seminary. She began her ministry living in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia and Peru doing evangelism, theological education by extension, and social projects with the Aymará Indians. Upon return, she studied spiritual formation and direction, was certified as a spiritual director, and was recorded as a pastor with the Evangelical Friends.
MaryKate completed her doctorate at Gonzaga University where she studied the characteristics of renewal leadership as modeled by Jesus. She planted two churches, the first was a contemporary church model lead by herself and two other pastors. The second was an emerging church model, where she led a diverse leadership team.
She has taught at the Seminary for 25 years in the fields of New Testament Greek, various spiritual formation courses, and leadership and change courses. She also designed several of the Seminary programs and served in various administrative positions at the university including Seminary Associate Dean, Director of Hybrid programs, and University Director of Strategic Planning.
Besides serving at the Seminary, she is currently a spiritual director and leadership mentor and coach, conference and retreat speaker, and author including Making Room for Leadership: Power, Space, and Influence and A Guidebook to Prayer, as well as various other chapters and writing projects.
- Position: LSF DMin Lead Mentor and professor of Leadership and Spiritual Formation
- Academic and Professional Background: BS in Secondary Education and English Literature, Longwood University, Virginia, she earned her Masters in Biblical Studies and an MDIV at Western Evangelical Seminary, and PhD from Gonzaga University.
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