B.A. Augustana College

M.Div. North Park Theological Seminary

Ph.D. Luther Seminary


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 CV for Kyle J. A. Small


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  • MN525 Power and Authority

Kyle J. A. Small

Dean of Formation for Ministry and Associate Professor of Church Leadership

Rev. Dr. Kyle J.A. Small is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church. He and his wife, Lindsay, served as co-pastors for more than 12 years. They have three children. Kyle enjoys life most fully at the intersections of father, pastor, and professor.

Kyle earned his M.Div. from North Park Theological Seminary (Chicago) and his Ph.D. from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN). He has served congregations in South Dakota, the Chicago Suburbs, Minneapolis, MN, and Michigan. His life as pastor and teacher finds resonance as he explores the church as a socio-theological community. Kyle’s teaching and research focus on ecclesiology, spiritual formation, leading Christian communities, and theological education. He has a passion to discover the world through theologically shaped social research as a way to empower the church to live as the community of God’s people in the world. Kyle blogs semi-regularly a www.pilgrimshome.blogspot.com and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

“The Church is calling for leadership that lives at the intersection of the Word and the World through the power of the Holy Spirit. The formation of leadership prepares students to interact at these theological and sociological intersections in such a way as to encourage and mobilize God’s people toward the Kingdom of God.”