Dr. Yau Man Siew

Title & Contact Info

Associate Professor of Christian Education and Discipleship

 Email: ysiew [at] tyndale.ca
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 6750

Academic Credentials

PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1994
MDiv, Regent College, 1990
Diploma in Theology, Discipleship Training Centre, (Singapore), 1985
BPharm (Hons.), University of Wales, 1979

Visiting Scholar, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), 2000-01.
Visiting Scholar, Columbia University (Teachers College), 2008-09.

Areas of Specialization

Curriculum and instructional theory, ethnographic-qualitative research method, assessment of learning in Christian religious education, educational leadership and discipleship in congregational settings


Dr. Siew has been a faculty member of Tyndale Seminary since 2001, and served as Chair of the Department of Professional Ministries for some years. He is presently the coordinator of the master's programs in Christian Education & Discipleship, which seeks to develop pastoral and educational leaders for children, youth, family, and adult discipleship ministries. While teaching full-time at Tyndale, Dr. Siew was a preaching-teaching pastor at a local church in Toronto (2000-07), and now consults with churches in the GTA in learning and discipleship. He is the Chair of the Executive Planning Committee of the Toronto Children's Ministry Conference, which conducts annual conferences to equip and inspire pastors and lay leaders in Children's and family ministry.

Dr. Siew has consulted with the Association of Theological Schools of US and Canada (ATS) in various projects. In 2008-09, he received a major grant from the Louisville Institute looking at "pastor as shepherd-teacher." In 2021, he collaborated with two faculty colleagues in the Department of Practical Theology in a research project funded by the Lilly Endowment. Dr. Siew's articles have been published in Christian Education Journal, Theological Education, Reflective Practice, Insights Journal for Global Theological Education, Asia Journal of Theology and the Baker Dictionary of Christian Education. He has also contributed chapters to books on pastoral theology, Christian education, and mission. Dr. Siew is a member of the Society of Professors of Christian Education (SPCE).

Popular Courses

  • Learning to Teach; Teaching to Disciple
  • Ethnography for Ministry
  • Curriculum Design for Learning and Discipleship
  • Internship for MDiv

Favourite Place on Campus

I love to walk around the beautiful green spaces behind the chapel because it affords me space and quiet to clear my mind and learn to be mindful of God's abiding presence.

Favourite Place in Toronto

In the summer I love to bike along the Waterfront Trail near Lake Shore Drive.

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