Santa Clara University

Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries
Phone: 408-551-3190
Location: Kenna Hall
Room number: 303

Elizabeth Drescher, Ph.D.

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer

Elizabeth Drescher is an educator, scholar, writer and speaker on Christian spirituality, with an emphasis on the spiritual practices of ordinary believers and seekers today and in the past. She holds a PhD in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union and an MA in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University as well as an MFA in writing from the University of Pittsburgh and a masters in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.  She was previously the director of the Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership and Assistant Professor of Christian Spiritualities at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, where she remains an adjunct faculty member.

Dr. Drescher is a regular contributor to the highly regarded online magazine, Religion Dispatches, and is the author of Tweet If You ? Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation (Morehouse 2011) as well as a number of articles on medieval and postmodern spirituality and theological education in academic and popular journals.  She is currently researching on a book about so-called religious Nones?believers and seekers who answer ?none? when asked with what religious denomination or tradition they identify.

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