Dr. Peck-McClain works in two different and related areas at Wesley Theological Seminary. She is the Visiting Professor of Christian Formation and Young Adult Ministries, spending her time both teaching Christian Formation in the seminary classroom and also working as the theological educator for the Wesley Innovation Hub, part of a Lilly Endowment Initiative grant for ministries with young adults in the Capital Region. She believes strongly in the formative power of community, especially when inspired and supported by the Holy Spirit. She is passionate about the church's challenges and possibilities in this present age.
Dr. Peck-McClain is an ordained elder in the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, having served churches in both New York City and the Hudson Valley. Dr. Peck-McClain's research interests include youth and young adult ministries, critical liberative pedagogy, and Pauline epistles. Her ThD from Duke Divinity School is in the area of Christian Education and New Testament.
Dr. Peck-McClain is author of Arm in Arm with Adolescent Girls: Educating into the New Creation (Pickwick, 2018). She also joins four other contributing editors of We Pray With Her: Encouragement for All Women Who Lead, a book of prayers and devotions for women in all areas leadership (Abingdon, 2018) and its follow-up Speaking Truth: Women Raising Their Voices in Prayer (Abingdon, 2020). Her other publications can be found in When Kids Ask Hard Questions: Faith-Filled Responses for Tough Topics (Chalice, 2019), Religious Education journal, Practicing With Paul (Cascade, 2018), and The Encyclopedia of Christian Education.
Washington and Lee University, B.A.
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, M.Div.
Duke University Divinity School, Th.D.
Spiritual Formation for the Practice of Ministry
Teaching and Learning in Christian Education
Theological Foundations of Youth Ministry
Ministry with Young Adults I & II
Paul and Practical Theology
Innovative Ministry by Design I & II