Dr. Angela Reed came to Truett in Fall 2010 from Princeton Theological Seminary where she completed a Ph.D. in Practical Theology in the field of Christian Formation and Education. Dr. Reed also has an M.Div. degree from the University of Winnipeg and B.A. and B.Th. degrees from Canadian Mennonite University in Manitoba, Canada. In the last several years, Dr. Reed has engaged in research and writing on spiritual formation in congregations with special attention to spiritual guidance relationships. She explored these interests as a research fellow for the Faithful Practices Project sponsored by the Lilly Endowment. Dr. Reed incorporated some of this research into a book entitled Quest For Spiritual Community: Reclaiming Spiritual Guidance for Contemporary Congregations which was published by T&T Clark in 2011. While completing her degrees, she taught courses in areas of congregational spiritual formation and family faith development for Princeton Theological Seminary and Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Other teaching and research interests include Christian practices, Christian spirituality (historical traditions and contemporary trends), practical theological theories and methods, congregational studies, and pastoral leadership and self-care.
Dr. Reed's passion for spiritual formation and congregational life extends beyond academics to the practical. She served in pastoral ministry at Sargent Ave. Mennonite Church in Manitoba, Canada for three years and has been a spiritual director for numerous individuals, including seminary students. Dr. Reed has also been involved in various lay ministries including retreat speaking, guest preaching, and several spiritual formation groups. She is married to David and they have two children (ages 7 and 9). Some of her greatest joys in life include reading and baking with her children and traveling to new places as a family.