About APT

The purpose of the Association of Practical Theology (APT) is to promote critical discourse that integrates theological reflection and practice. Reconstituted from its predecessor organizations 1984, the APT was sparked by the investigation of practical theology as an integrative hermeneutical endeavor at the heart of theological education, characterizing not only the ministerial sub-disciplines but also a manner and method of engaged reflection. The APT sponsors a session annually in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion. The APT gathers its own conference every two years at its Biennial Meeting, allowing the membership to study issues in greater depth and conduct its formal business. The APT welcomes new members from all areas of religious and theological study who have an interest in the critical examination of religious traditions and practices. Membership dues of $50 (or $25 for students) are paid annually.

The APT is proud to be a Related Scholarly Organization with the American Academy of Religion.

APT Executive Committee

Joyce Ann Mercer, President
Yale Divinity School

Evelyn L. Parker, President-Elect
Southern Methodist University

John Falcone, Secretary-Treasurer
Catholics for AIDS Prevention and Support

Marc Lavallee, Publications Coordinator
Barry University

Mai-Anh Le Tran, Programs Coordinator
Eden Theological Seminary

Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Member-at-Large
Duke University

Phillis Isabella Sheppard, Member-at-Large
Vanderbilt University

Tom Beaudoin, Past-President
Fordham University