Mary Young joined the staff of The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in June 2017 as director, leadership education. She is responsible for planning and implementing leadership education programs for administrators in ATS member schools, including conferences and workshops for academic officers, development personnel, financial officers, and student personnel administrators as well as the programs for Women in Leadership (WIL) and the Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CORE).
Young came to ATS after 23 years in service to Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, most recently as associate dean, assistant professor of Christian education, and director of the Master of Arts in Christian Education program. Among the courses she has taught have been philosophy of education, education in context, technology in the church, and faith and human development.
Ordained in The American Baptist Churches, Young has served as minister of education at several churches in the Richmond area and was pastor at St. John’s United Holy Church. She is also a frequent speaker, workshop facilitator, and consultant in Christian education for churches and other organizations and completed a Wabash Center program on online teaching for theological faculty.
A graduate of Virginia Union University in mathematics, Young earned her MDiv from Virginia Union and her EdD from Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education.