Dr. Marilyn Draper

Title & Contact Info

Associate Professor of Practical Theology

 Email: mdraper [at] tyndale.ca
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 2185

Academic Credentials

PhD (Christian Theology), McMaster Divinity College, 2016
MDiv, Tyndale (Ontario Theological Seminary), 1992
BJ (Honours in Journalism and Political Science), Carleton University, 1986

Areas of Specialization

Practical theology, Spiritual Formation and Spirituality, Theology of Mission, Relationship of Church to Gospel and Culture, Church Planting, Pioneering Leadership, Evangelism and Discipleship, Theology of Worship, Jacques Ellul and "Technique"


Rev. Dr. Marilyn Draper is Associate Professor of Practical Theology. As a church planter and an ordained minister, Dr. Draper combines years of frontline ministry experience with theological expertise.

She earned a PhD in Christian Theology from McMaster Divinity College. Her dissertation, entitled “Lived Doxology: A Spiritual Theology for the Church in Mission,” is an interdisciplinary examination of theological and spiritual foundations required for contemporary Christian leaders to live missionally in our current global context.

Previously, Dr. Draper was Part-time Professor of Pastoral Theology at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. She has also served as advisor for the Spiritual Formation track of Tyndale’s Doctor of Ministry program.

Through her teaching and research, Dr. Draper encourages Christian leaders to wrestle with questions about the nature of the church and what it means for us to actively participate in God’s mission in the world.

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