B.A. Augustana College

M.Div. North Park Theological Seminary

Ph.D. Luther Seminary


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 CV for Kyle J. A. Small


  • MN120 Leadership
  • MN525 Power and Authority
  • MN620 Generous Leadership

Speaking Engagements


  • TBA
  • on sabbatical Fall 2020

Kyle J. A. Small

Professor of Church Leadership and Research & Learning Director for Churches in Mission

Kyle is the Professor of Church Leadership. He is an ordained pastor (originally in the Evangelical Covenant Church and now in the Reformed Church in America). He and his wife, Lindsay, served as co-pastors for more than 12 years. They have three children: Micah, Madeline, and Maggie (Lulu). Kyle enjoys life most fully at the intersections of father, pastor, and professor.

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 the church in America, spiritual formation, leading Christian communities, and theological education. He has a passion to discover the world through theologically shaped social research. His focus within these disciplines and methodologies emerges from a primary desire for the church to live as the community of God’s people in the world. He blogs semi-regularly at www.pilgrimshome.blogspot.com

“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.”