Dr. Patricia Batten
- Ranked Adjunct Assistant Professor of Preaching
First Year at Gordon-Conwell:
- M.Div. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
- M.Th. (University of Edinburgh)
- D.Min. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
Dr. Batten has been an adjunct professor at Gordon-Conwell since 2007, teaching homiletics and creating preaching electives for students.
Dr. Batten studied preaching for a year in Edinburgh, Scotland, as a recipient of the Parish Pulpit Preaching Fellowship from Gordon-Conwell. She has also led a number of workshops on preaching, most recently at the 2008 Preaching Conference at Gordon-Conwell.
She is also an ordained minister in the American Baptist Church USA and has been active in pastoral ministry since 2002. Until 2007, she was the full-time pastor of a church in Maine, where she increased attendance at the weekly service and Bible study program and created a Sunday school curriculum. Currently, she provides pulpit supply at area churches and preaches regularly at Hope Community Church in Newburyport, MA. She is also experienced in other facets of church ministry and has coordinated VBS, led a youth mission trip to Russia, taught a weekly group for high school students and participated in a leadership development initiative.
Dr. Batten’s scholarly interests include narrative preaching, creativity in preaching and preaching with relevance.
Dr. Batten’s personal interests include creative writing and walking by the water with her children.