Odette Lockwood-Stewart

Instructor in the Practice of Ministry
Director of Field Education and Contextual Learning

Academic Credentials: 
BA, California State University Northridge, 1974; MDiv, Boston University School of Theology, 1977; Trustees Fellow, Boston University, 1978-79
“Leadership is formed living, learning, leading, and serving in community. Action and reflection through creative dislocation engender and foster spiritual leaders. Experience in the field and capacity to read context, including that of our own life and practice, challenge and change us."

Reverend Odette Lockwood-Stewart has led congregations and campus ministries for thirty-five years as an elder in the United Methodist Church. She has given professional leadership at international, national, regional, and local levels of the denomination and ecumenical associations, including serving as Director of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and as President of the National Campus Ministry Association. Reverend Lockwood-Stewart has founded and re-vitalized ministries in health sciences, higher education, and community organizing as well as served as the founding director of PSR’s Contextual Learning program. She has published devotions, curriculum, sermons, and poetry as well as papers in social religious history, which is the area of her academic interest.