New Theology Professor
Sept 25, 2015

Dr. Ray Yeo's Canadian work visa arrived in record time—only four weeks from application! We are grateful to God for this wonderful answer to prayer and look forward to welcoming Dr. Yeo and his family in early November. The following describes some of Dr. Yeo's background and journey in his own words. 

I was born and raised in Singapore, an island nation of five million in Southeast Asia. It was there, on the other side of the world, that I became a Christian during my teenage years. Soon after, I completed my undergraduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Singapore. However, instead of going into the information technology industry, I decided to pursue what I was truly enthusiastic about and what I felt God was leading me towards, which was service in the area of Christian discipleship and missions. Hence, upon graduation, I joined a local Christian campus ministry in Singapore and served as a full-time staff member.

After two years in campus ministry, I went on to pursue further theological training in the United States at Biola University. My time at Biola was deeply formative for me and it laid the foundation for the way I would practice Christian theology going forward. After graduating from Biola, I went on to complete a research Master program at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) in Theology followed by a doctoral program at King’s College London (United Kingdom). The focus of my doctoral work was on the theological psychology of Jonathan Edwards and its relationship with contemporary philosophy of emotions. The goal of the postgraduate research work was to develop a theological psychology of transforming grace that would be helpful for the spiritual life of the Church.

Close to the end of writing my doctoral dissertation, my research work was graciously funded by the John Templeton Foundation through Wake Forest University in the United States. In addition, Wake Forest University kindly invited me over as a resident visiting scholar for work on an interdisciplinary research project on moral character. My time at Wake Forest was very enriching and it allowed me to hone in on an area of Christian theology that I am passionate about—the theological psychology of Christian formation.

My family and I are very much looking forward to our new life in Prairie College. As a theological educator, I am immensely appreciative of the way in which the college has sought to place Christian formation and biblical theology at the heart of its educational philosophy. In preparation for my new role, I have, among other things, been reading up on the history of the school and was deeply encouraged by Prairie’s incredible heritage of preparing faithful men and women for the work of the gospel around the world. Such groundedness in the Word of God and faithfulness towards the mission that we have received from our Lord Jesus is an inspiration for my own Christian walk. It is hence with a great sense of blessedness and anticipation that my family and I look forward to being a part of what God is doing in and through the Prairie College community!

Dr. Yeo will begin teaching in the classroom at the start of the January 2016 semester. For more information, please contact Glenn Loewen, Dean of Education at 403-443-5511 or



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