Michael
Mauriello, Ph.D.

  • Visiting Professor of Christian Ministry


Education

PhD in Educational Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School May 31, 2018

Master of Divinity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School May 14, 2005

Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, North Carolina State University May 19, 2001

 

Courses Taught

  • BIBL 1033
  • CMIN 2103
  • CMIN 4103
  • CCLT 4103 (cross-listed BIBL 4983)

 

Research Interests

  • Associate Pastors
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Congregational Ministry, Organization, and Management

 

Bio

Coming to a Christian polytechnic institute has been a real privilege, since I have an undergraduate degree in architecture and remember how hard it was to earn a degree in a design related field. While my path following Jesus through congregational ministry took me away from design and into theology and education, I am profoundly grateful for the way both my polytechnic education and my theological training shaped me to think and engage the world as a pastor and educator who could be a  creative thinker.  As a pastor, I’ve been able to minister to children, youth, and adults of all ages for ten plus years. I’ve been able to take my pastoral gifts with me into my classes and mentoring here at LeTourneau.  My pastoral experience as also fueled me with questions about how we can think about ministry differently, especially for associate pastors.  When I’m relaxing,  you’ll find me either playing with legos, getting caught up on a science fiction book of some sort, playing golf, or just spending some good time with my wife Londa and our two girls.

 

 

Dissertation and Academic Presentations

  • Mauriello, Michael. 2017. “Negotiating Complex Relationships from the Middle: Associate Pastors as Facilitators of Learning in Congregations.” PhD diss., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
  • Mauriello, Michael. 2014.   “A Strategy for Monocultural White Youth Ministries to Engage Racialization and Reconciliation with Black Youth Ministries in High Schools and Christian Education.”  Paper presented at the annual conference of The Association of Youth Ministry Educators, Washington DC, October 18-20.
  • 2017.  “Associate Pastors as Facilitators of Learning in Congregations.” Paper presented at the annual conference of The Society of Professors of Christian Education, Dallas TX, October 26-28.
  • 2018. “Negotiating Complex Relationships from the Middle: Updates on Research of Associate Pastors as Facilitators of Learning in Congregations.” Paper presented at the annual conference of The Society of Professors of Christian Education, St. Louis, MO, October 25-27.