2019 Scholar: Dr. Kathy Mowry


Dr. Kathy Mowry is the J.B. Elizer Chair of Christian Ministry at Trevecca Nazarene University, where she has been professor of Christian Education and Intercultural Studies (Missiology) since 2007. 

Prior to teaching at Trevecca she served in urban and global mission assignments.  She created and directed a program of pastoral theological education by extension in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, and Central Asia during 11 years as a Nazarene missionary.  She has also served in Point Loma Nazarene University’s Center for Pastoral Leadership, in associate pastor roles in urban churches in the Los Angeles area, as director of graduate programs at the Bresee Institute for Urban Training, and as a curriculum editor for the Church of the Nazarene and David C. Cook publishers. 

Dr. Mowry has a B.A. from Trevecca Nazarene University, MA degrees in both Educational Ministry (Wheaton) and Intercultural Studies (Fuller), and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, where she was the recipient of the 2011 McGavran Award for Missiology.  Kathy is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene.  Her husband, Jon, is a minister with the homeless population of Nashville, and she has three children, Jonathan, Emily, and Julia. 

Dr. Kathy Mowry with Six8 2019 Intern Madison Brown

Dr. Kathy Mowry with Six8 2019 Intern Madison Brown