Pastoral Care and Director of Christian Parenting and Caregivers Grant


Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary invites applications and nominations for a faculty colleague in Pastoral Care who will also serve as Director of the Christian Parenting and Caregivers grant (5-year contract). The successful candidate holds a Ph.D., Th.D. or DMin in pastoral care, pastoral theology, or psychology of religion, or Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy with a focus on spiritual care/pastoral care, has demonstrated organizational and project management experience, is passionate about teaching and mentoring students with theological integration, and has strong clinical skills; preferably in Marriage and Family Therapy (allied professions LCSW and LPC considered). This colleague should be committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship, and also have an interest in the constructive interpretation of Christian faith and life in conversation with other disciplines. The candidate will teach regularly in introductory and elective courses for Master’s level students. They will teach courses and/or lead seminars appropriate for the D.Min. degree. This faculty colleague should also support LPTS’s commitment to client care and fostering an inclusive educational environment.

As Director of the Christian Parenting and Caregivers grant, this colleague will lead the initiative to enhance the religious education and formation of children and youth by helping parents and caregivers engage in Christian practices to pass on their faith and values to their children. The scope of the grant is inclusive by embracing children who are biological, adopted and foster and youth under the care of an adult such a grandparent. In keeping with our values, Louisville Seminary will engage caregivers and parents of many races, ethnicities, gender identities, ages and sexual orientations.

The learning community of Louisville Seminary is characterized by vibrant student-faculty interaction and transformative practical training opportunities. A theological school of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville Seminary is committed to growing as a multicultural and antiracist place of learning and living, and to deepening ecumenical and interreligious learning. Our Presbyterian heritage informs our commitment to social justice regarding race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and ecology as we carry out our mission of preparing people to participate in the redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ in a pluralistic world.


Louisville Seminary offers a full range of benefits, including professional development assistance, 403b pension benefit, and health insurance.

Qualifications and Application Process

A. Ph.D., Th.D. or DMin in pastoral care, pastoral theology, psychology of religion, or Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy is required. All applications must include:

  1. A letter of application
  2. Your curriculum vitae
  3. A tentative syllabus for a course you could offer in Pastoral Care

Send these materials electronically to:

Dr. Trina Armstrong, Search Committee Chair –

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All applications must be received by January 30, 2024.

Pre-employment Conditions

  • A background screening is required.

About Louisville Seminary

Founded in 1853, Louisville Seminary offers an inclusive and diverse learning community, welcoming students from wide ecumenical backgrounds while maintaining its long, historic commitment to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Louisville Seminary is led by the Holy Spirit to educate people to proclaim the Gospel, to care for all, and to work for justice in communities everywhere. It is distinguished by its nationally-recognized marriage and family therapy and field education programs, its black church studies program, the scholarship and church service among its faculty, and a commitment to training women and men to participate in the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ. For more information, call (800) 264-1839 or log onto

Louisville Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability.