Sept 22-25 – Leading Conference “Knowing and Telling Your Story,” Austin Theological Seminary, Austin, TX
Oct 13 – “Authenticity, Wholeness, and Skeletons in our Closet,” Adult Ed., Christ Memorial Church, Holland, MI
Oct 18-20 – Celebrate Recovery Retreat, Santa Cruz Bible Church, Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 4-8 & Mar 9-13 – Fuller Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Course
Nov 15-17 – Church retreat for Memorial Presbyterian and Providencia WPB, West Palm Beach, FL
Nov 25 – Wholeheartedness Talk, Mars Hill Bible Church, Grandville, MI
Jan 17-19 – Wholeheartedness Retreat, Midland Reformed Church, Midland, MI
Jan 20-23 – Soul Care Institute Retreat, St. Francis Springs, Stoneville, NC
Professor of Pastoral Care and Christian Spirituality
Chuck is committed to spiritual and emotional formation for the sake of mission. His experience is represented in a fluid combination of pastoral ministry and seminary training for 20 years. He has served several church plants as a teaching pastor and has started two church-based clinical counseling centers. Most recently, he was a teaching pastor at City Church San Francisco, where he co-founded Newbigin House of Studies, an urban and missional training center with offerings through Western Theological Seminary.
His academic specialization is in the intersection of psychology and the Bible, represented best in his book Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places (Square Inch) – a narrative biblical paradigm for understanding counseling, care, mission, and formation. His next book, The Toughest People to Love (Eerdmans), focuses on caring for the most difficult people leaders encounter. His third book, Wholeheartedness (Eerdmans), was released in February 2016. He is an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America, a member of City Classis (the RCA’s urban, missional classis), and he holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.
Chuck has been married to Sara for 24 years and has two daughters – Emma and Maggie. If you don’t see him around campus meeting with students, he is more than likely spending time with his family throwing a frisbee, or traveling to new places, or finding a new extraordinary place to eat.
“I am excited to see women and men formed for mission, and in particular the changing realities of our culture and world. Increasing secularity and complexity in the world presents us with an important ‘missional’ moment, and my own unique contribution is to the formation and health of the next generation of pastors and leaders.”
Dr. DeGroat’s personal website, including audio-video links.Click here.
To inquire about having Chuck speak or lead a retreat, please email him.