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Christopher Schelin

Assistant Professor of Practical and Political Theologies, Starr King School for the Ministry

Rev. Dr. Christopher Schelin serves as an administrator and faculty member at Starr King School for the Ministry. His primary role is coordinating student services programs as the Dean of Students. As the Director of Contextual Education, he oversees praxis-oriented learning opportunities beyond the classroom, such as field education internships and clinical pastoral education.

Chris holds a Ph.D. in ecclesiology and political theory from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His doctoral studies were conducted in collaboration with the International Baptist Theological Study Centre. His thesis explored the intersections of congregationalist ecclesiology and radical democratic theory and practice.

Chris is an ordained minister affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA and the Alliance of Baptists.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Practical and Political Theologies, Starr King School for the Ministry