Dr. Crawford recently completed 35 years of service as Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care at Bel Air Presbyterian Church. She is President at Christian Formation and Direction Ministries, Southern California, and teaches on their faculty in a 2-year certificate program training spiritual directors. 

A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary with an M.Div. and Th.M. in Practical Theology, she focused in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Care worked in chaplaincy and helped found the hospice program at Princeton Medical Center before her call to Bel Air Church, where she now serves. Care graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with her D.Min. Her dissertation focused on spiritual direction for short-term mission. With a heart for the church, her greatest passion is to teach men and women in spiritual formation and direction. Her desire is to journey with people in this ministry and to help people go deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Spiritual Formation and Leadership

Application Requirements

  • Admission application with a $50 nonrefundable application fee 
  • An acknowledgement that the applicant has reviewed the Statement of Faith
  • A 40 hours Master’s degree with 11 hours of Bible and Theology in Ministry or a related field of study 
  • Three completed reference forms:
    • Pastoral Reference
    • Character reference
    • Academic or professional reference
  • Resume
  • Academic Writing Sample 
  • Personal Interview with the Dean of the School of Ministry and Program Director 
  • A personal statement that outlines the applicant’s intent behind applying for the Doctor of Ministry at Richmont. Said application must be between 500 to 700 words typed, double spaced.