Throughout Garrett-Evangelical's history, there has been a long-standing commitment to the pastoral care and counseling field. Our faculty is composed of men and women who have become national leaders of their professional organizations. Our pastoral care and counseling faculty include:
Dr. Trina Armstong is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care at Garrett-Evangelical. She is an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and certified rape counselor. Her research intersects with practical and womanist theology, post-trauma psychology, and relational cultural theory. She also researches issues of loss, grief, death and dying, crisis care, and the impact of historical trauma on the wellbeing of African American families and interpersonal relationships. Prior to teaching at Garrett-Evangelical, Armstrong was Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling and Pastoral Theology and Faculty Director of the Center for Interfaith Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care and Counseling at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, as well as a multi-systemic therapist at Nystrom and Associates, LLC.
Dr. David Hogue is Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling at Garrett-Evangelical. He is author of Remembering the Future, Imagining the Past: Story, Ritual, and the Human Brain (Wipf & Stock, 2009) and several book chapters and journal articles exploring the intersection of ritual, liturgy, pastoral care, and the neurosciences. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Hogue is a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and a member of the International Academy of Practical Theology, the International Society for Science and Religion, the American Academy of Religion, and the North American Academy of Liturgy.
Dr. Pamela Holliman is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Psychotherapy at Garrett-Evangelical where she also serves as the Director of Clinical Training in the PhD program in Pastoral Theology, Personality and Culture. Dr. Holliman is a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, a licensed psychologist (PA), and the President of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She is the author of numerous articles addressing issues of pastoral counseling and the role of religious experience and psychoanalytic theory. Before teaching at Garrett-Evangelical, she was Executive Director of Samaritan Counseling Center in Philadelphia and Mental Health Faculty at CREDO, a wellness program for clergy supported by the National Episcopal Church.