Director of Field Education and Student Life,
Associate Professor of Ministry, Theology, and Culture
Dr. Tim Basselin joined the faculty of Western Theological Seminary in February 2022 to serve as the new Director of Field Education and Student Life and Associate Professor of Ministry, Theology, and Culture.
Dr. Basselin comes to Western with eight years of field education experience, having created and supervised an internship program for the Media, Arts, and Worship Department of Dallas Theological Seminary.
Dr. Basselin also has a deep love for congregational ministry, serving on the preaching team at his current church (Catalyst Community Church in Rowlett, Texas) and as ministry coordinator at his previous church (Living Springs Community Church, an RCA church in Glenwood, Illinois). In his teaching and service, Tim has been committed to multiracial ministries and congregational involvement in local communities.
Dr. Basselin received degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary, including a Ph.D. in Theology and Culture, before becoming an assistant professor of Media Arts and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary. His publications include Flannery O’Connor: Writing a Theology of Disabled Humanity (Baylor University Press).
In his role as Director of Field Education and Student Life, Tim will engage with churches, denominations, and parachurch ministries to develop field education opportunities for students and partnerships for WTS. He will also engage in vocational discernment with students; provide leadership to the Student Life Office, and assist the faculty, Student Life team, and broader seminary community as they contribute to students’ formation.
To inquire about having Tim Basselin speak, please email him.