Memphis Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christy Woodbury-Moore as the new Associate Dean for Doctoral Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary. She replaces Dr. Christopher Davis who was recently named the interim President of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis.

Dr. Woodbury-Moore joined the MTS faculty in 2020 as Assistant Professor of Spiritual Formation and Director of Supervised Ministry. She provided leadership for the re-envisioning and renewal of the seminary’s spiritual formation program to better connect those to the practice of ministry. In addition to Spiritual Formation classes, Dr. Woodbury-Moore has taught such classes as The Religious Discourse of African American Women, Strategies for Vital Churches, and Womanist Theology.

Prior to joining the full-time faculty at MTS, Dr. Moore served as an adjunct faculty for the Doctor of Ministry Programs at MTS and the Proctor School of Theology. She also served as the Program Manager for the Doctor of Ministry Program at the Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Dr. Moore as an ordained Baptist minister also has served in a variety of pastoral roles at a number of churches. Additionally, she brings experience from the world of business with nearly a decade of work with two different major corporations reflecting her undergraduate and graduate studies in engineering and management. Dr. Woodbury-Moore’s theological education features an MDiv and a DMin from Virginia Union University.

MTS Academic Dean, Dr. Peter Gathje states, “I am delighted that Dr. Woodbury-Moore is bringing her leadership, creativity, and passion for theological education to the Doctor of Ministry program at MTS. She has a heart for ministry rooted in practical experience and attention to ongoing spiritual formation. Those along with her organizational skills will help MTS continue to expand and deepen our DMin program.”

MTS President Jody Hill adds, “It will be a blessing for our seminary community to have Dr. Christy Woodbury-Moore leading our doctoral studies. I have no doubt that she will thrive in this role with her wealth of experience, intellect, organizational skills, and spiritual gifts.”