Dr. Yau Man Siew

Title & Contact Info

Associate Professor of Practical Theology

 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


Yau Man Siew is Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Tyndale Seminary of Tyndale University, where he leads the Christian Education & Discipleship and Youth & Family Ministry majors. He has taught at Tyndale since 2001, and was preaching-teaching pastor (part-time) in Toronto (2000-07). Yau Man was Visiting Scholar at the OISE/University of Toronto (2000-01) and Teachers College, Columbia University (2008-09). In 2008, he received a Louisville Institute Pastoral Leadership Grant of US$40,000 looking at pastor as shepherd-teacher. In 2021, he was co-lead researcher in “Pathways and Flourishing of Women in Ministry,” supported by part of a Lilly Grant of US$50,000 awarded to Tyndale University. Yau Man’s life mission is to nurture educational leaders for discipleship and missional church. He has book chapters, with peer reviewed articles in Christian Education Journal, Theological Education, Reflective Practice, Asia Journal of Theology and Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education. Yau Man is a member of The Society of Pastoral Theology and Religious Education Association.

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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