Jeffrey Conklin-Miller
E. Stanley Jones Assistant Professor of the Practice of Evangelism and Christian Formation

Professor Conklin-Miller teaches courses in Christian formation, mission, evangelism, and ministry in the Wesleyan/Methodist tradition. Drawing from conversations in theological ethics, missiology, practical theology, and the Methodist theological tradition, Dr. Conklin-Miller’s research considers the theological relationship of the Church and the world and the connections between ecclesial practices of formation and faithful witness. He has contributed to The Wesleyan Theological Journal, The Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (Baker), and Generation Rising: A Future With Hope for the United Methodist Church (Abingdon).

As an ordained elder in the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Conklin-Miller has more than a decade of experience serving local churches in Southern California as an associate pastor, co-pastor, and senior pastor. In his role as director of the Master of Arts in Christian Practice (M.A.C.P.) degree program, he leads the development of an initiative to expand Duke Divinity School’s service to the Church. The M.A.C.P. introduces students to disciplined theological reflection as a means for enriching their Christian service in both the church and the world and allows students to remain in a full-time ministry context or other professional position as it combines short, residential intensive seminars with web-based distance learning. 

The M.A.C.P. remains closely connected to the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation, constituting an intergenerational community of formation and service rooted in liturgical worship and Christian practices.  Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Conklin-Miller served as the Director of Youth Ministry Initiatives at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. In this role, he led the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation and its integration with the M.A.C.P degree program.

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