Rueben P. Job Endowed Chair in Spiritual Formation

Rueben_JobI am so very pleased that Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is establishing a Chair in Spiritual Formation. The news that the seminary that has done so much to shape and form my life and prepare me for ministry is now establishing a chair in Spiritual Formation brings great pleasure and excitement.

As Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary celebrates its first 25 years of leadership in Spiritual Formation studies, it recognizes it is uniquely positioned to continue developing and enhancing studies in this area at the certificate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Thus, Garrett-Evangelical is seeking $2 million to permanently endow a chair in Spiritual Formation. The endowed chair will ensure that Spiritual Formation remains an essential component of the seminary curriculum.

The seminary proposes to name the chair in honor of one of its distinguished alums, Bishop Rueben P. Job. Bishop Job has been at the forefront in Spiritual Formation within the life of the church. The Rueben P. Job Chair in Spiritual Formation will be a lasting legacy to Bishop Job and a way to ensure that Garrett-Evangelical continues to prepare well-formed spiritual leaders for generations to come.

To learn more about Rueben P. Job and Garrett-Evangelical download the Rueben P. Job Endowed Chair in Spiritual Formation brochure.

If you'd like to help make this chair a reality, you can make your gift at, download a Gift Intention Form and mail it in, or contact David Heetland, Vice President for Development, at or by phone at 847.866.3970.  

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