Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



All Faculty
TEDS Faculty Since 2012

Donald C. Guthrie, EdD

Director of the PhD (Educational Studies)
Professor of Educational Ministries
The Jeanette L. Hsieh Chair of Educational Leadership


BA, Grove City College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
EdD, University of Georgia 


Prior to joining the TEDS faculty, Dr. Guthrie worked in campus ministry for twelve years with the Coalition for Christian Outreach and served on the faculty of Covenant Theological Seminary. During his fifteen years at Covenant, he directed the Field Education, Doctor of Ministry, and Distance Learning programs and also served as Vice President for Academics. Dr. Guthrie is a member of the North American Professors of Christian Education and has enjoyed serving as a ruling elder in several local churches over the past twenty-five years. He is a frequent teacher at conferences and retreats, often addressing cultural trends, intergenerational ministry, calling and vocation, and adult learning. He and his wife, Mary, have two young adult children.

Selected Publications

Recently, he has contributed chapters on “The Politics of Moving Continuing Education to the Center of the Institutional Mission” in A Lifelong Call to Learn: Continuing Education for Religious Leaders and “Christ-Centered Educational Ministry: An Overview of Frameworks and Practices” in All for Jesus: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Covenant Theological Seminary. Additionally, he is a co-author of Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving.


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