Karen-Marie Yust

Professor of Christian Education

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Phone: 804.278.4203

Location: Richmond

Department: Christian Education


Harvard Divinity School, Th.D.

Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, M.Div.

Trinity University, B.A.

Yust’s work focuses on nurturing spirituality and encouraging theological reflection across the lifespan. Her first book, Attentive to God, proposes an alternative strategy for adult faith formation and leadership development. Real Kids, Real Faith and an edited volume, Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World’s Religions, offer theoretical and practical engagements with family and youth ministries. Her latest book, Taught by God, explores the relationship between transformational learning theories and classical spiritual practices. An experienced pastor and Christian educator, she is ordained with dual standing in the United Church of Christ and Disciples traditions.

Lectures & Presentations

September 14, 2014:  Preaching at St. John’s United Church of Christ (Richmond, VA), 11 a.m.

September 21 & November 9, 2014:  Teaching the adult forum on “Real Kids, Real Faith” at First Presbyterian Church (Charlottesville, VA), 10 a.m.

October 18, 2014:  Leading a Union on the Move workshop on “Spirituality and Digital Culture” at First Presbyterian Church (Norfolk, VA), 1:45-2:45 p.m.
October 19, 2014: Preaching as part of Union on the Move, location as yet unknown

November 3, 2014: Leading a workshop on “Cultivating Christians: Families and Faith Formation” as part of the ATS/PSCE Centennial Celebration (Richmond, VA), 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lectures & Presentations