Rhonda Lowry provides leadership, vision and expertise as she serves the university in numerous roles including senior fellow for the Institute for Christian Spirituality and assistant professor of spiritual formation in addition to leading other initiatives.
A native of Missouri, Lowry holds a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University. Lowry began her career of more than 30 years in education as a sixth grade teacher in St. Paul, Minn. She also served as director of development for the law school at Willamette University in Salem, Ore. She has also been on faculty at Fuller and Pepperdine.
For years, Lowry’s heart has been drawn to personal ministry. A frequent speaker nationwide in programs dedicated to enabling Christians to know Jesus deeply and to serve him in the everyday places in their lives. Lowry is a frequent speaker at Laity Lodge in Texas, a program of the H. E. Butt Foundation and is often invited to speak for the ZOE Group, a nonprofit ministry of Christian renewal based in Nashville. She has spoken at the North American Christian Convention and frequently speaks at the Pepperdine Bible Lectures. Rhonda was a recipient of the WINESKINS award of Christian Service at the Pepperdine lectures. She is a featured speaker at Lipscomb's annual Summer Celebration and serves as a board member for Rochester College, for Missions Resource network, and the ALS Association, Tennessee Chapter.
Lowry is also known for her hospitality. Students, faculty and staff, church members and others from the community are frequently guests in the Lowry home.
The Lowrys met when, as a freshman, Rhonda joined the first class to attend the Malibu campus of Pepperdine. After graduation in 1975, they were married. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.