Dr. Tammie Grimm

Assistant Professor of Congregational Formation

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Wesley Seminary



 Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Tammie Grimm is an Assistant Professor of Congregational Formation & Christian Ministry in Indiana Wesleyan University's School of Theology and Ministry. 

Ministerial and Professional Background:
“The world is my classroom!” may not be an exact quote of John Wesley, but it does capture the ways in which God has called Tammie to live out her life and ministry. An ordained deacon in the North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Tammie once had every reason to think she would teach high school chemistry and physics in her native state of New Jersey until her retirement, but God opened other doors she was willing to pursue. Tammie has served in a variety of congregational settings from small rural churches, to mid-sized and large suburban settings in New Jersey, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia. Just prior to coming to Wesley Seminary, Tammie was engaged in missional discipleship through the Inspire Movement, serving with their leadership in Chesterfield, England.

Personal Information:
Though Tammie is a native ‘Jersey Girl’, she has learned to pump her own gas and is adjusting to life in the mid-west. She is a proud auntie and a god-mommy to four wonderful children who are growing up too fast for her liking. An Anglo-phyle long before she ever knew she’d go to school or live there, she looks forward to the day when she can bring her British roadster, a red 1961 MG”A” to Marion. Tammie always enjoys a good book, but also finds creative activities from cooking and baking, to knitting and furniture renovation to be restorative to her soul.

Deacon in Full Connection, North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Ph.D. Nazarene Theological College, Manchester University, Manchester, UK

Thesis: “Holy and Holistic Transformation: The Practice of Wesleyan Discipleship and Transformational Learning Theory.
Th.M. Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
M.Div. Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY
B.S. Environmental Science, Rutgers University, Cook College, New Brunswick, NJ

Reviving Sanctification: Reclaiming a Wesleyan Distinctive of Holy Transformation for Methodist Renewal in the Twenty-first Century, Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies.

Spiritual Emotions: A Psychology of Christian Virtue by Robert C. Roberts. Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 63 no 3 July, 2009, p. 324. Book Review.

Regular contributor to Catalyst a newsletter and resource of contemporary evangelical perspectives for United Methodist seminarians.


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Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953