The Rev. John Lewis, DPhil, is director of the Iona Center and lecturer in New Testament and spirituality. He oversees many of the seminary’s non-degree programs, including the Iona Collaborative, which trains and forms clergy and licensed lay leaders in their local diocesan settings. John joined the seminary faculty and staff in 2016 after serving as an adjunct instructor since 2003. His primary interest is helping Christians and their communities use scripture to practice vocational discernment and discipleship in daily life. John also serves as co-director of St. Benedict’s Workshop, a non-profit ministry for Christian formation he founded in 2001 with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio, where he continues to teach, preach, and worship. He also serves the Diocese of West Texas as Dean of Examining Chaplains. Lewis is the author of Looking for Life: The Role of “Theo-Ethical” Reasoning in Paul’s Religion, T&T Clark (JSNTS) 2005.
BA, Houston Baptist University
Juris Doctor, University of Houston Law Center (magna cum laude)
MDiv, Virginia Theological Seminary (with honors)
DPhil, The University of Oxford (Theology – New Testament)