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Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.

Dr. Stearns has a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from University of St. Andrews in Scotland, a master’s degree in Christian Studies from Regent College and an undergraduate degree in music from Pacific Lutheran University. Her academic work has focused on the interaction between theology and music, and she loves to talk about the Christian imagination. She is also passionate about trinitarian theology. As one student recently remarked, “You really do dig this trinitarian stuff, huh?” As a lapsed violinist, she brings with her a background in teaching violin and performing in chamber and orchestral settings. She also has a long history of serving in the Church as a musician, teacher and worship leader. Little know fact: her stage debut was at the age of 3 months, as she was ‘kidnapped’ by her older cousins to play the role of baby Jesus in the Church’s Christmas pageant. Dr. Stearns lives in Ballard with the other Dr. Stearns, whom she affectionately refers to as Dave.