Mount St. Joseph University

Registration Open for Mount’s Summer Spirituality Institute:


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Carolyn Bohler head shot.

Dynamic speakers, relevant topics and the opportunity for professional development and academic credit are offered to participants in this year’s Summer Spirituality Institute to be held at the College of Mount St. Joseph June 25-29, 2012.

This is the 12th year for the Institute which draws professionals, students and those interested in the fields of pastoral and lay ministry to the Mount campus for a thought-provoking week of guest lecturers, courses and discussion. Carolyn Bohler, Ph.D., lead pastor of Redlands First United Methodist Church in California, will officially open the Institute at 12 p.m. on Monday, June 25, with her keynote address: “Daring God- Talk in Pastoral Care and Lay Ministry.

Guest lecturers addressing topics of current interest in the field of pastoral care and lay ministry will be presented at noon Tuesday and Wednesday of the Institute. These lectures are free and open to the public:

  • Tuesday, June 26, Marge Kloos, SC, D.Min., will present “Women’s Spiritual Longing in a Transforming World.”
  • Wednesday, June 27, Ken Czillinger, M.Div., will present “Pastoral Care in the Hospice Setting.”
  • Courses that can be taken for undergraduate, graduate or CEU credit will be offered in morning, afternoon and evening timeframes from Monday through Friday of the Institute week. These courses can also be audited and include:
  • God the What: What Our Metaphors for God Reveal about Our Beliefs in God
  • Life Through Death
  • Addiction and the Spiritual Life
  • Faith Crisis and Adult Development
  • Feminist Womanist Theology & Spirituality/ Feminist Spirituality
  • Theology Health Care Ethics

Course descriptions, online registration and further information are available at or by calling the Mount’s Department of Religious and Pastoral Studies at 513-244-4496.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.