MaryKate Morse is the executive dean of Portland Seminary at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon, and a professor of leadership and spiritual formation. She is also the lead mentor in the Doctor of Ministry program in Leadership & Spiritual Formation. She holds an MA in biblical studies and an MDiv from Western Evangelical Seminary (now Portland Seminary), as well as a PhD in leadership from Gonzaga University. She has planted two churches, is a Quaker minister, and a trained spiritual director. She also does conference and retreat ministries and mentors leaders.
Morse writes regularly for Missio Alliance and has written for Newsweek, leightonfordministries.org, Priscilla Papers, Teaching Theology & Religion, bible.org, USAA Magazine, Quaker Religious Thought, Kardia, and Presence, among others. She has spoken at World Vision International, various InterVarsity staff and leadership conferences, Society of Biblical Literature, Murdock Women Leadership conference, Wesleyan/Holiness Women Clergy Conference, Emergent Convention, Generous Orthodoxy Conference, Christians for Biblical Equality, and many others. She is a regular speaker for the Women's Leadership Development Institute sponsored by the Commission for Christian Colleges and Universities.
She is the author of Making Room for Leadership, A Guidebook to Prayer, and Lifelong Leadership, and she is passionate about companioning and resourcing people on the front lines of ministry.