Rev. Dr. Marjorie Lewis

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Rev. Dr. Marjorie Lewis

Rev. Dr. Marjorie Lewis is the University Chaplain for Acadia University, Nova Scotia. Dr. Lewis is a Minister of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, past President of the United Theological College of the West Indies, past General Secretary of the Jamaica Council of Churches, and was a Missionary working as Racial Justice Advocate and Researcher with the United Reformed Church.

She holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, a Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies from the Atlantic School of Theology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the University of the West Indies. She also holds a diploma in Clinical Supervision from United Theological College of the West Indies and several accreditations in counselling and ministerial studies.

 

Most recently, Dr. Lewis worked as a spiritual and religious care chaplain with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Rev. Dr. Lewis worked as Acting Anglican Chaplain for the Diocese of Nova Scotia in various hospitals across Halifax. She has been exploring Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in Atlantic Canada and has been a consultant to churches in continuing education for clergy and strategic planning.

In addition, the Rev’d. Dr. Lewis served as a Visiting Scholar at the Atlantic School of Theology and conducted action-oriented research on best practices in training ministers to provide exceptional counselling to diverse populations such as the LGBTQ and inter-faith communities. She has also taught online courses about gender, church community development, and health programs.  She has published papers in peer reviewed journals and co-edited publications. She holds membership in professional organizations such as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care and Caribbean Women Theologians for Transformation.

She has had many international work and research experiences, including the United Reformed Church, Britain, the Jamaica Council of Churches, Oxfam, the Caribbean Conference of Churches and the World Council of Churches. And she has been a pastor of rural congregations and a high school teacher in Jamaica.