Ralph B. and Helen S. Ashenfelter Professor of Mission and Evangelism
Department of Practical Theology
23 Tennent Hall
Phone: 609.497.7910
Fax: 609.279.9014
Email: richard.osmer@ptsem.edu

Richard Osmer is Princeton Theological Seminary’s Ralph B. and Helen S. Ashenfelter Professor of Mission and Evangelism. He holds an M.Div. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Emory University. His interests include the teaching ministry of congregations, practical theology, and interdisciplinary thinking, and his courses cover educational psychology and practical theology, children’s literature in Christian moral education, confirmation and catechism, and the social functions of religion, ethics, and education in theories of modernity and postmodernity. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he chairs the Committee to Write New Catechisms for the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Major Publications

The Teaching Ministry of Congregations (Westminster John Knox Press, 2005)
Confirmation: Presbyterian Practices in Ecumenical Perspective (Geneva Press, 1996)
A Teachable Spirit: Recovering the Teaching Office of the Church (Westminster John Knox Press, 1990)