Formational Guidance

Dr. JoAnn Ford Watson

Dr. JoAnn Ford Watson is a professor of Christian Theology and Spiritual Formation at the Ashland University Theological Seminary.

Dr. Watson was drawn to Ashland Theological Seminary because of her great interest in training students for ministry. In the classroom, she is a constant source of encouragement, giving students the boost they need to really succeed.

Dr. Watson's true gifting is compassion. Though ATS students are the current recipients of that gift, Dr. Watson has been on an incredible journey of compassion for many years. She even worked with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India. At the Charity, Dr. Watson saw Mother Teresa and the other nuns model the simple love of Jesus with an incredible generosity of spirit.

Dr. Watson enjoys traveling, her favorite destinations being Europe and Asia. She is also very fond of music. Dr. Watson and her husband, Duane, have one daughter, Christina.

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