Rev. Dr. Patty Meyers, devoted Pfeiffer University faculty member and UMC Deacon, to speak at 2018 Spring Commencement

Rev. Dr. Patty Meyers
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Pfeiffer University announces that Rev. Dr. Patty Meyers, Professor of Christian Education and Church Music, will address the class of 2018 at its commencement exercises, Sat., May 12, 10:30 a.m., Misenheimer, 48380 U.S. Highway 52N.

Rev. Dr. Patty Meyers joined Pfeiffer University in 2001. An active writer and beloved teacher, her university service include extensive committee work, such as Chair of the Faculty Senate. In 2008, she cultivated Pfeiffer’s sports ministry program working with sports chaplains at Pfeiffer, which later grew into an academic minor. She is often found speaking, consulting, or facilitating workshops on topics in Christian Education at the national and international level.

A deacon in full connection with The United Methodist Church, Dr. Meyers has been active nationally serving with the Christians Engaged in Faith Formation (CEF) and as a contributor to The United Methodist Daily Advocate. She has two books scheduled to be published by 2019: BeTween Everything: Teacher Helps for Transitioning Preteens and Faith Formers, a collection of essays in honor of the 50th anniversary of CEF. She also brings her music ministry to local churches and has been known to play in Pfeiffer’s various musical groups.

Dr. Meyers earned a bachelor of music degree from Coe College, a Master of Christian Education from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, a Doctor of Ministry in Applied Ministries in Religious Education from the Graduate Theological Foundation and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Seattle University. In addition to Pfeiffer University, Dr. Meyers was a longtime faculty member at Marylhurst University in Oregon. She has won teaching awards at both Pfeiffer and Marylhurst.

Dr. Meyers and her husband Bob, whose children reside in Idaho, will be retiring home to the Oregon coast in the summer of 2018 where they hope to be walking along the beach with their four-legged child, Tacy the Chihuahua.