Associate Dean & Director of DMin Program
Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality
D.Min. from Houston Graduate School of Theology, 2005
M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, 1998
About Dr. Towne
Dr. Becky Towne grew up in League City, Texas, but 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 fourth 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 and earned a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a 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 the Master of Arts in Counseling degree program. She teaches the foundational course on the master’s level—Introduction to Christian Spirituality—and a variety of spiritual formation courses within the master’s and doctoral programs. She is a member of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. Dr. Towne enjoys reading historical fiction, leading worship through music, and serving as Communications Commission Chair for Evangelical Friends Church-North America. She and her husband, Jim, have been married for 36 years and have 2 daughters, 2 sons, and 1 daughter-in-law.
CS 501: Introduction to Christian Spirituality
CS 510: Spiritual Disciplines and Practices
CS/PL 640: Congregations as Systems
CS 654: Spiritual Formation in Congregations
CS 664: History of Christian Spirituality
CS 665: Christian Devotional Classics (symposium)
Publications & Presentations
Chapter contributor – Just Moms: Conveying Justice in an Unjust World (2011)