Duane Bidwell

Dr. Duane Bidwell

Address1325 N. College Avenue
Claremont, CA

Associate Professor of Spiritual Care, Pastoral Theology, and Pastoral Counseling, Claremont School of Theology
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Counseling, Phillips Theological Seminary
Director of Ministerial Formation, Phillips Theological Seminary

B.A., Texas Christian University, 1988
M.Div., Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, 1997
Ph.D., Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, 2003
Ph.D., Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, 2003

An ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Dr. Bidwell recently received a collaborative research grant from the Lilly Endowment and the Association of Theological Schools to conduct qualitative research with with a pediatrician to develop a pastoral theology of hope among children with chronic illness. In addition, he is co-director of the “Beyond Apologetics” project, funded by the Carpenter Foundation, to explore the intersection of pastoral theology, sexual identities, and pastoral practices.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Bidwell directed the Pastoral Care and Training Center, an accredited pastoral counseling center at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. A clinical Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, he has also served as a chaplain, parish pastor, and director of a community AIDS agency.

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