Dr. Tim Snyder

Senior Researcher



Phone : (202) 664-5707

Email : tsnyder@wesleyseminary.edu


Tim Snyder is Visiting Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary and Senior Researcher at The Lewis Center for Church Leadership where he is the principal investigator for the Religious Workforce Project.

Trained as a practical theologian and a scholar of American religion, his research explores contemporary religious identities and the changing religious landscape in the United States. His articles and essay have been published in both academic and popular publications including The Other Journal, Dialog: A Journal of Theology, CrossCurrents, Religion Dispatches, and the Washington Post. He is the author of the forthcoming book: Improvising with Vocation: Stories of Lived Faith at Work (Fortress Press, 2022).

A life-long Lutheran, Snyder has served as a lay minister in diverse congregational contexts including a mission congregation in Austin, Texas, a transforming congregation in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a small urban congregation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has served in a number of leadership roles within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) including serving on the ELCA Church Council (board of directors), as chair of the Steering Committee for the Association of Teaching Theologians, and the coordinating committee for the ELCA’s Theological Roundtable. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Association of Practical Theology, the Religious Research Association, and the Ecclesiology and Ethnography Network.

He and his wife, Lindsey Queener, live in Washington, DC.



PhD, Boston University
MA, Luther Seminary
BA, Texas Lutheran University