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Karen G. Giesen

Adjunct Professor in Educational Ministries and Leadership

BA, Rice University, 1967; MA(BS), Dallas Theological Seminary, 1998; MA/CE, 2001; DMin, 2008.

As an adjunct professor in Educational Ministries and Leadership, Dr. Karen Giesen mentors and advises students who take classes in Houston. Dr. Giesen has served as Director of Christian Education for her inner city, multi-racial, economically diverse church. Her earlier positions include directing publicity and promotion for a large church music ministry and teaching children at a Christian summer camp. She has lectured on Strategic Planning for Ministry at the Logos Bible Conference in New Zealand. Her numerous published articles include a Kindred Spirit profile of J. Dwight Pentecost which received a national award from the Evangelical Press Association.

Courses Taught

  • EML5101 - Introduction to Educational Ministries and Leadership
  • EML5220 - Creativity
  • EML5401 - Age-level Ministries
  • EML5905 - Special Topics in Educational Ministries and Leadership


Academic Interests

Christian education in multi-racial churches
Educational administration

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Journal Articles

  • "Chaplain Bill Bryan Retires After 30 Years of Service to the DTS Family." DTS Magazine 2015.
  • "Remembering Our Beloved Dr. P., Finally Home." Kindred Spirit 2014.
  • "Trust the Text.." Kindred Spirit 2006.
  • "An Enduring Ministry: The Life and Times of J. Dwight Pentecost.." Kindred Spirit 2005.
  • Review of "Storm." Kindred Spirit 2001.
  • "Prof, n.." Kindred Spirit 2000.