Chuck DeGroat

Professor of Counseling and Christian Spirituality / Co-Founder, Newbingen House of Studies
Western Seminary

Chuck is Professor of Counseling and Christian Spirituality at Western Theological Seminary (Holland, MI) and Co-Founder and Senior Fellow at Newbigin House of Studies, San Francisco. He is passionate about spiritual formation for mission.

He’s spent 20+ years in a fluid combination of pastoral ministry, seminary teaching, and clinical counseling. He writes about the intersections of psychology, theology, and Christian spirituality…with a focus on our lived experience of oneness and worthiness in Jesus.

Chuck was also a teaching pastor at City Church San Francisco, where he co-founded Newbigin House of Studies, an urban and missional training center with M.Div. and M.A. offerings.  He started two church counseling centers, a Lay Counseling Program, and a Fellows program.

He is the author of Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion, and Healing the Divided Self, Toughest People to Love: How to Understand, Lead, and Love the Difficult People in Your Life—Even Yourself, and Leaving Egypt: Finding God in Wilderness Places.

He is currently writing a book about narcissism’s effect on the local church.