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Scott Kisker


Professor of the History of Christianity
stkisker@united.edu | 937.529. 2201 x: 3719 

  • Teaching and Research

    Christian Communal Experiments

    Covenant Discipleship Colloquy

    History and Doctrine in Methodist Traditions

    PMM: Practice in Ministry and Mission Colloquy

    The Church in History: Reformation To Present

    The Praxis of Missional Evangelism

    Theology of John Wesley

    He specializes in Wesley studies and pietist studies.  He is currently researching cultural transitions in 19th century Methodism.

  • Education

    Swarthmore College, B.A.

    The Divinity School, Duke University, M.Div.

    Drew University, Ph.D.

  • Professional

    Scott Kisker is an elder in the Iowa Annual Conference and he has served as Senior Pastor of Colesburg United Methodist Church in Colesburg, IA.  Prior to coming to United Theological Seminary, he was Professor of History of Christianity at  Wesley Theological Seminary as well as  Wesley's Director of the Course of Study Program.  Dr. Kisker  served as the director of the Charles Wesley Heritage Centre in Bristol, UK and as associate pastor for the American Protestant Church in Bonn, Germany.


  • Publications


    Longing for Spring: A New Vision for Wesleyan Community, co-authored with Elaine Heath (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2010).

    Mainline or Methodist? Recovering Our Evangelistic Mission (Nashville: Discipleship Resources, 2008).

    Foundation for Revival: Anthony Horneck, the Religious Societies, and the Rise of an Anglican Pietism (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007)

  • Personal Life

    Scott is married to Roberta Willison Kisker and they have five children: Maria, Susanna, Isaac, Tabitha, and Naomi