Rev. Odette Lockwood-Stewart
Director of Field Education and Contextual Learning
Instructor in the Practice of Ministry
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Rev. Odette Lockwood-Stewart has led congregations and campus ministries for thirty-five years as an elder in the United Methodist Church. She has served as Senior Pastor of four United Methodist Congregations, and Chair of the Order of Elders in the California-Nevada Annual Conference of 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. She has directed ministry programs at University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Berkeley, San Diego State University and University of California, San Francisco. All of these programs had immersive learning components for graduate and undergraduate students.

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 also published devotions, sermons, curriculum, sermons, and poetry journal articles and papers in social religious history, which is the area of her academic interest as congregational and campus pastor.

“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.”

Academic Credentials
Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies, California State University Northridge, 1974
Master of Divinity, Summa Cum Laude, Boston University School of Theology, 1977
Trustees Fellow, Boston University, 1978, 1979