Rev. Dr. Safiyah Fosua



Wesley Seminary introduces Rev. Dr. Safiyah Fosua as Affiliate Faculty member


Marion, Ind. (January 12, 2021) – Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University has named Rev. Dr. Safiyah Fosua an Affiliate Faculty member.

“It is wonderful to have a new way to continue my relationships with Wesley Seminary, its mission, its faculty and its students.  I am honored to be numbered among Wesley’s affiliate faculty members,” said Dr. Fosua.

Dr. Colleen Derr, President of Wesley Seminary, said, “We are thrilled that Dr. Fosua has agreed to continue a formal relationship with Wesley through her role as Affiliate Faculty following her retirement from full-time Faculty service this past year.  Safiyah has been incredibly valuable to Wesley through her teaching expertise, her knowledge in the fields of spiritual formation, worship, and practical theology, and in the discerning wisdom she brings to conversations on mission and vision.  It is a blessing to know she is still "at the table" with us through this new role.”

“Dr. Fosua has a keen awareness of ministry trends and has the pulse on where the church is heading. I am excited that Wesley Seminary students will have the opportunity to continue to be shaped by her teaching.,” said Dr. Abson Joseph, VP of Academic Affairs.

Wesley Seminary offers Affiliate Faculty status to key persons who will contribute to advancing the Seminary’s mission to prepare Christian leaders for missional ministry locally and globally. Affiliate Faculty may fulfill teaching, research, mentoring, scholarship, and/or other academic and ministerial duties that are crucial to extend the reach of Wesley Seminary.

Dr. Fosua recently retired from nearly a decade’s ministry as Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation and Christian Ministry at Wesley Seminary. She is published with Abingdon Press, Upper Room publications, Discipleship Resources, Urban Ministries, Inc., Westminster John Knox Press and she contributed to Thomas Nelson Publishers’ Women of Color Study Bible.  

Dr. Fosua is a retired elder from the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Her pastoral experience includes a new church start, cross-cultural ministry, ministry in the large downtown church, the unique ministry of the rural circuit, and the ministry challenges of the small inner-city congregation. 

Dr. Fosua received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts Seminary. She completed her Doctor of Ministry degree at United Theological Seminary.


About Wesley Seminary

Wesley Seminary prepares Christian leaders to engage in missional ministry locally and globally. With the highly innovative Wesley Seminary model, students stay engaged in their current ministry setting and apply weekly homework to one’s local ministry.  Masters and Doctoral degrees are offered online and onsite in English and Spanish. Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University belongs to The Wesleyan Church.

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