Rev. Dr. Priscilla Pope-Levison

Priscilla Pope-Levison [DePauw University (B.Mus.), Duke Divinity School (M.Div.), and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (Ph.D.)] is Research Professor of Practical Theology at Perkins School of Theology/SMU. Her published areas of research (seven books and more than 30 articles, dictionary entries, and chapters) include women’s religious history, contextual theology, missiology, evangelism, and ecumenism. She has recently received two-million-dollar grants from the Lilly Endowment for her work to revitalize congregations. Priscilla, a United Methodist minister, has served in the local church, as a college chaplain, as a college and seminary professor, and as a seminary administrator. She is also a current participant in the World Methodist Council’s international dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church.


Priscilla and Jack have lived in St. Andrews, Scotland, where Jack was a Rotary Scholar, and Priscilla earned her doctorate in practical theology. They love the landscape, people, and mystery of Scotland. Priscilla and Jack recently became Faculty-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University, so they live on campus with nearly 200 undergraduates.

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