Warren Woolsey

The Woolsey Lectures in Theology and Culture are appropriately named for Warren M. Woolsey, professor emeritus of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Houghton College.

With this lecture series, the Department and College honor Warren’s faithfulness to God’s call as a venerable scholar servant.  Whether riding on horseback to live with and minister to families in the Kentucky Mountains, raising his family while training men and women for ministry in Sierra Leone, or teaching Houghton College students from 1966 to 1992, Warren has faithfully shared his passion for Christian mission. 

Through his faithful leading, many students have anticipated and heard God’s call to connect the mission of Christ with people of many cultures.
Warren and his wife Ella live in Houghton.  They have four children; Stephen and Dan, who have followed the teaching tradition of their father, and grandfather Pierce here at Houghton; Matthew, who is a dentist practicing in rural western New York; and Ruth, who is a pastor in the Wesleyan Church of western New York. The Woolseys have nine grandchildren.

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