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Pamela MacRae

Pamela MacRae

Professor of Ministry to Victims of Sexual Exploitation; Ministry to Women; Program Head
  • Department:
    Pastoral Studies
  • Location:
    Chicago
  • School:
    Undergraduate in Chicago
  • Position:
    Teaching
  • Start Date:
    July 2005
  • Personal Information:

    Pam has been involved in Ministry to Women in various churches and para-church ministries for over 35 years (a pastor's wife 14 years). She led Women's Conferences for Moody Bible Institute for 5 years prior to joining the faculty in 2004 to oversee the Ministry to Women major. She is a frequent speaker at various women's retreats and seminars.

    Education: Pam completed her undergraduate education at Moody Bible Institute and Trinity International University, her Masters in Ministry from Moody Bible Institute, and her Doctorate of Ministry from Bethel Seminary.

    Currently: Pam currently is a Professor in the Applied Theology and Church Ministry Division at Moody Bible Institute, giving oversight to the Ministry to Women major, Ministry to Victims of Sexual Exploitation major, as well as the Ministry to Women Online Certificate program.  She also serves on an executive team of Naomi's House, a residential program for sexually exploited women in the Chicagoland area.

    Personal: Pam is married to Bob who is a Professor of Youth Ministry at Moody. For 15 years they have co-taught the class, "Marriage and Family Systems." They also enjoy co-leading marriage conferences and retreats. They have two married daughters, two wonderful son-in-laws, and six sweet grandchildren.

  • Educational Background:

    Diploma, Moody Bible Institute
    BA, Trinity International University
    MAMin, Moody Bible Institute
    DMin, Bethel Seminary

  • Publications:
    "How Women Hear the Sermon." In The Moody Handbook of Preaching, edited by John Koessler. Chicago: Moody, 2008.
    "Finding Your Voice: Knowing and Being Known." In Unseduced and Unshaken: The Place of Dignity in a Young Woman's Choices, by Rosalie de Rosset. Chicago: Moody, 2012.

    “Hearing and Seeing: An Invitation to Hope.” Stopping the Traffick, Vol. 2, ed. Glenn Miles and Christa Foster Crawford. Oxford: Regnum Books International, 2016.

    “When Helping Becomes Unhealthy” Just Between Us Magazine Volume 25 No 1.

  • Professional/Personal Interests:

    Dr. MacRae enjoys reading, theater, cooking and the company of good friends.