Affiliate Professor in Christian Ministry
M.Div.: Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. (Communications—Radio/TV/Film): Temple University
Rev. Phaedra D. Blocker is the founder and principal of Word&Wisdom, a ministry with a mission to empower individuals and organizations to move toward wholeness and realize their potential. She provides spiritual companioning, life coaching, counseling, leadership development, and ministry/organizational consulting. Her teaching responsibilities at Palmer include the Masters programs, the Eastern's School of Christian Ministry, and the Priscilla Institute.
An ordained minister of the Gospel, Rev. Blocker has served the Kingdom of God in various capacities, including as an associate pastor for a congregation of over 10,000 members. Her ministry experience includes oversight of pastoral care and discipleship ministries, counseling, leadership development and training, women’s ministry, drama ministry, and music ministry. She also has more than 25 years experience in management, community relations, communications and marketing design, fund development, event planning, program and organizational development, and training.
In addition to her degrees from Temple University and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Rev. Blocker has completed graduate level course work in Government Administration at the Fels Center of Government, University of Pennsylvania. She has also completed clinical training in marriage and family therapy at the Council for Relationships. Currently, she is pursuing doctoral studies in Spiritual Transformation at Northern Seminary, and is a Roothbert Fellow.
Rev. Blocker’s professional affiliations include the Advisory Board of the Priscilla Institute of the Hestenes Center for Christian Women in Leadership, Spiritual Directors International, and Daughters of Thunder, a collaborative effort that supports, nurtures, and empowers female clergy of color.