Marti Jewell, D. Min.

Associate Professor Emerita of Pastoral Theology 

Marti R. Jewell, D.Min., shares her research and expertise in pastoral leadership with ministry students who are equipped to make a transformative difference through service. 

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Marti R. Jewell, D.Min., is Associate Professor Emerita of Pastoral Theology at the Neuhoff School of Ministry. She served as the Director of the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project, a national research project studying excellence in parish leadership. Her books include Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Parish Leaders’ Guide, The Changing Face of Church and The Next Generation of Pastoral Leaders. She also served as an agency director in the Archdiocese of Louisville. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Catholic University of America.

Education 

D.Min., The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
MTS, St. Francis Seminary, School of Pastoral Ministry, Milwaukee WI
B.A., Mathematics, University of Dayton, Dayton OH

Academic Appointments 

University of Dallas

Associate Professor Emerita, 2019-present

Associate Professor of Theology, 2015–2019

Assistant Professor of Theology, 2009–2015 

Administrative Positions 

University of Dallas, Neuhoff School of Ministry
Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs, 2016-2018

National Association for Lay Ministry
Director of the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project, a national research project in excellence in parish leadership, as part of the Lilly Endowment's Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program, 2003-2008.

Archdiocese of Louisville
Agency Director, 1990–2003
Developed and facilitated Archdiocese of Louisville's Ministry Formation Program, 1987–1990

Select Publications

Marti Jewell's dissertation is entitled Preparing Lay Parish Leaders for the 21st Century. She has also written articles and reviews in a variety of publications including New Theology Review, America, Origins and NCEA Seminary Journal.

Books & Chapters in Books

  • '"Foreward,"  in Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • "From Practice to the Tradition and Back Again," in Collaborative Parish Leadership: Contexts, Models, Theology. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2016.
  • Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Parish Leaders’ Guide. Collegeville: Liturgical Press,  2013.
  • “Emerging Paradigms of Pastoral Leadership,” in Encyclopedia of Religious Leadership. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications USA, 2013.
  • Hoge, Dean and Marti R. Jewell. The Next Generation of Pastoral Leaders: What the Church Needs To Know. Chicago: Loyola Press, 2010. 
  • Jewell, Marti R. and David A. Ramey. The Changing Face of Church: Emerging Models of Parish Leadership. Chicago: Loyola Press, 2010. 
  • "Community, Charism, and Competence." In Today's Deacon, by Alfred C. Hughes, et al, 77-94. New York: Paulist Press, 2006.
  • "A Story Worth Telling." In The First Five Years of the Priesthood, by Dean R. Hoge, 125-131. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2002. 
  • Content Editor for the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Series, Loyola Press, 2005-2009

Journals & Articles

  • "Practical Theology: Preparing Ministers For Today’s Church.” Theological Education 51(2) (2018): 19-23.
  • “A Special Issue With Essays From Theological Education Between the Times” with Ted A. Smith and S. Steven Kang. Theological Education 51(2) (2018): 1-9.
  • Guest editor along with Ted A. Smith and S. Steven Kang, Theological Education 51(2) (2018).
  • “Pastor Transitions:  He's Here!” Catechist, 51(6)  (March 2018): 50-51.
  • “Pastor Transitions: Uncertainty In In-Between Times.”  Catechist, 51(5) (February 2018): 50-51.
  • “Pastor Transitions: He’s Leaving! Now What?” Catechist, 51(4) (January 2018)” 32-33.  
  • Review of The Shared Parish: Latinos, Anglos, and the Future of US Parishes, in Horizons: The Journal of the Catholic Theological society, 13 May 2016.
  • Review of Catholic Parishes in the 21st Century, in The CrossingOver Newsletter, Bochum Germany, 2016.
  • “The Next Generation of Pastoral Leaders," Horizon, Fall, 2011.
  • “The Fifth Pillar: A Tribute to Dean A. Hoge” Seminary Journal, 15(2): 15-16 (Fall, 2009).
  • "Imagining Future Parish Life,” New Theology Review, 22 (3): 36-45 (Aug 2009). 
  • “6 Strategies for the Future: Creative Ways to Meet Today’s Challenges.” Today’s Parish Minister, (April/May 2009): 12-13. 
  • "Findings of the Emerging Models Project." Origins (May 15, 2008): 10-15. 
  • “The Findings of the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project.” Origins 38 (2008).
  • “Young Adult Catholics Interested in Church Ministry,” with Dean R. Hoge, CARA Report (Spring, 2008).
  • "Will They Serve?" America, July 21, 2008: 17–21, with Dean R. Hoge.  
  • "Insights from the Field: Vision and Challenges for Parish Leadership." NCEA Seminary Journal, 12(3): 15–18 (Winter 2006).
  • "Today's Parishes: New Challenges, New Opportunities." Church 22(3): 11-14 (Fall 2006).
  • “Formation: The Key to Effective Collaboration” NCEA Seminary Journal, 9(2): 10-12 (Fall 2003).
  • “Recommendations for Excellence: Results of the National Ministry Summit.” NCEA Seminary Journal 14, no. 2: 49 - 50.
  • “Theological Reflection on the Relationship of Ordained and Lay Ecclesial Ministers.” symposium paper, National Federation of Priests’ Councils, 2001.

Books

changing face

Discover the best practices for approaching the massive, rapidly evolving challenge of pastoral planning.

navigating

Helping parish leaders understand their unique role in managing change as they turn crises into opportunities

leaders

A unique glimpse into the thinking and attitudes of Catholic young adults as it relates to pastoral ministry

Presentations

Marti Jewell, D.Min., presents nationally and internationally on lay ecclesial ministry, ministerial identity, emerging models in pastoral leadership and a variety of other topics. Her latest presentations include "The Theologian and the Parish" at the Theologians in Conversation Conference in Helena, MT and "Lay Ecclesial Ministry" at the INSPIRE Milestone Conference held at Loyola University, Chicago. Additionally, Jewell spoke at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany on "Benchmarks for Vital Parishes" at the Crossing Over Conference.  

Awards & Honors 

2019: The Lumen Gentium award from the Conference of Pastoral Planners and Council Development -  In recognition of distinguished pastoral leadership in the utilization of planning and broad consultative processes, influencing a significant number of people, structures and programs, and for showing initiative and creativity while raising awareness of the principles of the document, Lumen Gentium.  

2019: Professor Emerita - University of Dallas

2017: The Michael A Hagger Fellow

2017: King/Haggar Scholar

2014: Catholic Press Association's First Place Award for Professional Books: The Navigating Pastoral Transition Series.

2013: “Called and Gifted Award,” Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry, for contribution to the field of ministerial education and formation. 

2011: The National Association for Lay Ministry’s “Spirit of the Conference Award: Vision, Voice, and Vitality,” a co-honor with Lucien Roy and Dr. Edward P. Hahnenberg. This is an occasional award given when the lifetime work and ministry of a person, or persons, especially typifies the theme of the annual conference. 

2011: Invited to participate and present at the “Crossing Over Conference” at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. She represented the United States as a member of the American team sponsored by of the Loyola University’s INSPIRE Project.

jewell“ Being a part of the School of Ministry has been a rewarding experience, as the faculty, in addition to its mission to form and educate persons for ministry, also fulfills the University’s mission to serve the Catholic Church in North Texas. ”- Professor Jewell

Curriculum Vitae

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