Trevecca Okholm


Trevecca Okholm is Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. She is a Certified Christian Educator in the Presbyterian Church/USA and was a professional Christian educator and ministry to children and families for over twenty-five years before moving into academia where she teaches courses on effective teaching in the church and family development and ministry. She also serves the church as a family ministry consultant, speaker for parent groups and retreats, and as an unofficial trainer/facilitator for Godly Play/Children and Worship models of faith formation. Trevecca is author of Kingdom Family: Re-Envisioning God’s Plan for Marriage and Family(Cascade, 2012). Other publications include various articles and book chapters addressing ministry with children and families. She serves on the board of The Society for Children’s Spirituality. Trevecca has an MA in educational ministry from Wheaton Graduate School.

The implications of the church being “the family of God,” together and intergenerational worship and learning experiences are areas of passion for Trevecca. She has researched Christian faith formation of children and the role of parents and grandparents in the faith formation process.

On a personal note, Trevecca has been married for nearly 45 years to her best friend and partner in ministry, Dennis Okholm who is also a professor at Azusa Pacific University and ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church in North America, C4SO diocese. They have two adult children, one amazing son-in-law, and two delightfully adorable granddaughters.