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WSC Appoints Dr. Jason W. Barrie as Associate Professor of Practical Theology

Westminster Seminary California (WSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Jason W. Barrie as Associate Professor of Practical Theology, effective July 1, 2021. For the past eighteen years, Rev. Barrie has been serving as Associate Pastor and Pastor of Family Life at Rocky Mountain Community Church in Billings, Montana. During that time, he has taught as an adjunct and visitor professor of practical theology at WSC for thirteen years.

President Joel E. Kim commented, "We are delighted to have Dr. Jason Barrie join the faculty as we prepare pastors for Christ's church. Dr. Barrie is an experienced pastor and counselor who has taught our students for over a decade with faithfulness and effectiveness. We give thanks to the Lord for His gracious provisions for our institution.”

Dr. Barrie grew up near the seminary in Poway, California, before attending the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.  After receiving a B.S. in Political Science in 1994, he served five years as a strategic intelligence officer in the U.S. Army in Arizona, Georgia, and overseas in Germany.  Dr. Barrie served as a ruling elder in the PCA for 4 years before attending WSC, where he completed an M.Div in 2003.  During his eighteen years of ministry, Dr. Barrie has emphasized counseling and discipleship. He earned his D.Min in Pastoral Counseling in 2013 from Westminster Theological Seminary with a capstone project titled, “When Two Become One: Preparing for Grace-Based Marriage.”

Dr. Barrie has taught practical theology at WSC as visiting lecturer and adjunct professor since 2009.  He has also served as Project Advisor for the Doctor of Ministry Program for Westminster Theological Seminary for the past six years.  Dr. Barrie has spoken at conferences around the country for Peacemaker Ministries and the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.  He has also lectured internationally in Malaysia and Bangladesh and throughout Northern Mexico.

Dr. Barrie is married to his high-school sweetheart, Kristin. They have three grown children and a son-in-law.

He joins Dr. Craig Troxel as a full-time faculty member in the Practical Theology department at WSC.