Helpful Resource: Dr. Chuck Degroat

Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Western Theological Seminary, Holland MI. He co-founded Newbigin House of Studies, a partnership between City Church San Francisco and Western Theological Seminary. He is a Senior Fellow with Newbigin House.

Chuck holds an MDiv and an MA in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando), and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Harold Abel School of Psychology, Capella University. He is an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America and a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Chuck is a contributing writer for many academic and popular journals and magazines, and speaks often at conferences and retreats. He is author of the books Leaving Egypt: Finding God in Wilderness Places, The Toughest People to Love and the newly released Wholeheartedness.

He and his wife of 21 years have two teenage daughters.


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More By Dr. Chuck Degroat

  • Reflections on Two Years of Every.Damn.Day Contemplative Prayer

    A little more than two years ago, I set out on an inner adventure. Contemplative practices came and went over the years, but I was ready to commit. A few things conspired to motivate me. A deep dive into neuroscience convinced me that our brains are malleable, and that with intention and practice we can […]

    *New Retreat! The Seven Paths to Transformation Based on new material for my next book, I explore seven unique paths or stages of growth and transformation toward union with Christ. Inspired by St. Teresa’s “seven dwellings” in her Interior Castle, I integrate the wisdom of Scripture, developmental psychology, spiral dynamics, and more to imagine the places […]
  • BOOK RELEASE: Falling into Goodness – Lenten Reflections

    Lent is nearly upon us! Ash Wednesday is Wednesday March 1. I’ve been working on a little side project – a Lenten devotional – complete with short Bible readings, reflections, and prayers. The Kindle version is available now, with the paperback releasing within days. I invite you to use this personally, with a friend, in a […]