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Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation

Beginning with its first spiritual formation class in 1984, Garrett-Evangelical has long been at the forefront of Protestant seminaries in supporting faculty and developing programs in the area of spiritual formation.
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About the Rueben P. Job Institute

Established in 2012, the Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation is an initiative for continuing education in spiritual formation of laity and clergy, named after a renown figure in the field of spiritual formation, Bishop Rueben P. Job. An alumnus of Garrett-Evangelical, Bishop Job’s ministry pioneered spiritual formation practices within The United Methodist Church. During his lifetime, Bishop Job was at the forefront in spiritual formation, serving as consultant in Christian spirituality, spiritual retreat leader, spiritual guide, and author or co-author of more than 20 books. The Institute, as well as the Rueben P. Job Endowed Chair in Spiritual Formation, are a lasting legacy to Bishop Job’s lifelong commitment to his field and ensures that Garrett-Evangelical continues to prepare well-formed spiritual leaders for many generations.

 

Director of the Rueben P. Job Institute

Dr. Rolf NolascoDr. Rolf Nolasco is the Rueben P. Job Professor of Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Theology at Garrett-Evangelical and director of the Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation. He is an experienced professor, trained in pastoral and counseling psychology, mindfulness and contemplative spirituality, and affective neuroscience. Nolasco is also a psychotherapist, published author, and has vast experience in cross cultural communications from living and working across the world within varying social and cultural backgrounds. He is the author of God’s Beloved Queer (Wipf and Stock, 2019), The Contemplative Counselor: A Way of Being (Fortress Press, 2011), and Compassionate Presence: A Radical Response to Human Suffering (Cascade Books, 2016). His most recent work seeks to affirm compassion as the pulsating heartbeat of Christian theology and praxis through the hermeneutical perspectives of brain science, psychology, and practical theology.