Donald C. Guthrie, EdD

Director of the PhD (Educational Studies)
Executive Director of the Center for Transformational Churches
Professor of Educational Ministries
The Jeanette L. Hsieh Chair of Educational Leadership

Faculty Since 2012


BA, Grove City College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
EdD, University of Georgia


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Prior to joining the TEDS faculty, Donald worked in campus ministry with the Coalition for Christian Outreach in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and served on the faculty and administration of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Donald grew up near Pittsburgh, in a family that is grateful for a multi-generation legacy of God’s grace. He has enjoyed serving as an elder in several local churches for thirty years. In these churches, Donald has regularly taught classes, trained teachers, led small groups, and participated in community service.

Donald is a frequent teacher at conferences and retreats, often addressing cultural trends, intergenerational ministry, calling and vocation, and adult learning.

Donald and Mary have two young adult children, Ben and Erin.

Selected Publications

Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving, co-author (IVP, 2012)


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