Jun 92016

Chicago Theological Seminary Welcomes New Faculty Member Zachary Moon

CHICAGO, June 9, 2016 – Chicago Theological Seminary is proud to announce the appointment of Zachary Moon, PhD/ABD as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care, effective July 1, 2016. 

Moon brings extensive experience in both theological education and chaplaincy. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Vassar College, his Master of Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2010, and will complete his PhD in Religious and Psychological Studies from Iliff School of Theology in May 2016. His interest and dedication in military chaplaincy is shared in his dissertation: (Re)Turning Warriors: A Practical Theology of Military Moral Stress

“In times likes these, our students need to be more engaged with their communities than ever,” said Dr. Lee Butler, Professor of Theology & Psychology. “Moon’s work demonstrates a dedication to building relationships among communities and ensuring that our students approach difficult situations with compassion.”

Moon currently serves as a commissioned officer and chaplain in the United States Navy.  His experience includes having served as a chaplain resident in the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital system.  He is the author of Coming Home: Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families (Chalice Press, 2015) and consults nationwide with congregations and denominations concerning military service and the role of communities in post-deployment reintegration. His teaching experience includes courses such as “Impact of War on Pastoral Theology and Care,” “Identity, Power, and Difference,” and “Quaker Theology and Practice.” He is also an active member in the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Pastoral Theology.