B.A. Saint Olaf College
M.Div. The Divinity School, University of Chicago
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Teaching and Research
Competencies for effective ministry
Pastoral leadership skills
Coaching skills for church leaders
Maintaining clergy health
Dealing with difficult people in the parish
“The Pastor & Pornography.” Co-authored with Susan Nienaber. Alban Weekly, August 2011.
“Myth Busting: Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Competence, and the Clergy.” Co-authored with Susan Nienaber. Alban Weekly, April 2011.
“The truth beneath the myths: What we can learn from a study of clergy competencies.” Co-authored with Susan Nienaber. Congregations Magazine, 2009.
“Myth busting: Challenging the notion of emotional and interpersonal deficits in candidates for ministry.” Congregations Magazine, 2007, 27-29. Honorable Mention, Professional Resources, Associated Church Press Annual Awards.