Dr. Becky Towne

Houston Graduate School of Theology


Associate Dean and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality

M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, 1998
D.Min. from Houston Graduate School of Theology, 2005

About Dr. Towne

Dr. Becky Towne grew up in League City, Texas, and moved back to the Houston area in 2008 after 31 years of pastoral ministry with her husband in Texas, Iowa, and Colorado. She is in her seventh year as a resident faculty member with Houston Graduate School of Theology but was on the adjunct faculty team with the Doctor of Ministry Program for three years prior to joining the full-time faculty. She graduated from Barclay College, earned a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from Houston Graduate School of Theology. Dr. Towne is an administrator with teaching responsibilities. As Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, she works directly with doctoral students, develops curriculum, and oversees faculty.

Since her promotion to Associate Dean in January 2009, she also works closely with master’s-level degree programs, with additional attention to students involved with certification in spirituality and spiritual direction. She teaches the foundational spirituality course on the master’s level—Introduction to Christian Spirituality—and a variety of Christian spirituality courses within the master’s and doctoral programs. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International and the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. Dr. Towne enjoys reading historical fiction, leading worship through music, and writing curriculum and devotionals. She and her husband, Jim, have been married for 38 years and have 2 daughters, 2 sons, 1 daughter-in-law, 1 son-in-law, and 3 granddaughters.

Courses Taught (Master’s)

Introduction to Christian Spirituality
History of Christian Spirituality
Theological Foundations of Christian Spirituality
Congregations as Systems
Christian Devotional Classics

Spiritual Disciplines and Practices
Spiritual Formation in Congregations

Publications & Presentations

Chapter contributor – Just Moms: Conveying Justice in an Unjust World (2011)
Devotional contributor – Fruit of the Vine

Contact Informatio

Email: btowne@hgst.edu
Phone: 713-942-9505 ext. 219
Website: Towne Master Courses