Ruth Haley Barton

Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation

Ruth has been a student, a practitioner, a teacher and a leader in the area of Christian spirituality and spiritual formation for twenty years. A trained spiritual director and retreat leader, she is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life.

Ruth holds a Doctor of Divinity from Northern Theological Seminary (Lombard, IL), along with a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College (IL) and Master’s studies at Loyola University Chicago Institute for Pastoral Studies. She received her training in spiritual direction through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation (Bethesda, MD) under the guidance of Tilden Edwards, Rosemary Dougherty and Gerald May.  She’s also a student of family systems theory as it relates to congregational life (Lombard Mennonite Peace Center) and has studied the Enneagram with Russ Hudson of the Enneagram Institute.

 

(Above is an excerpt from her bio HERE.)

Ruth's EDUCATION

Honorary degree, Doctor of Divinity from Northern Seminary

Master’s from Loyola University Chicago Institute for Pastoral Studies

Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College

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