Dr. Tapiwa Mucherera

Dr. Tapiwa Mucherera

Professor of Pastoral Counseling

Expertise:

  • Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling, Individual and Family Counseling
  • Pastoral Care in the Parish Setting
  • Narrative Pastoral Counseling
  • Working with Orphans of the HIV/AIDS pandemic

Education:

  • Diploma in Theology, United Theological College (Harare, Zimbabwe), 1985
  • Bachelor’s degree in religion and psychology, Simpson College, 1992
  • M.Div., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 1989
  • M.A. in pastoral care and counseling, Iliff School of Theology, 1994
  • Ph.D., University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology, 1999

The Rev. Dr. Tapiwa N. Mucherera is professor in Pastoral Counseling. He joined Asbury Theological Seminary’s faculty in 1999.

He received a Diploma in Theology at United Theological College, Zimbabwe, 1985; M.Div., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 1989; B.A. in Religion and Psychology, Simpson College, 1990; M.A. in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Iliff School of Theology, 1994; and a Ph.D., University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology, 1999.

Dr. Mucherera is author of two books: Pastoral Care from a Third World Perspective, (2001, 2005); Meet Me at the Palaver, (2009). He has academic articles and 2 book chapters in: Stephen Madigen, Therapy from Outside In, (2004) and in Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, Keep It Real: Working with Today’s Black Youth (2005).

Dr. Mucherera is an ordained United Methodist Minister in full connection with the Zimbabwe Annual Conferences. He has served churches in Zimbabwe, Chicago, Iowa, Denver and Kentucky. Some of Dr. Mucherera’s passions are in doing workshops with pastors on self-care, and seminars on marriage and family issues. He also has a heart for ministering and supporting those orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemics especially in Africa. Dr. Mucherera worked as an individual and family therapist before joining the Asbury Seminary faculty.

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