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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  • RETREATS AND CONFERENCES OFFERED


    *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 […]
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    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 […]
  • thoughts on how to have difficult conversations


    My denomination is engaged in a difficult conversation. But aren’t we all, and more often than we think? We’re always dancing around possible difficult conversations – with bosses and pastors, tough-to-love family members, obnoxious small group members, pestering employees, unhelpful custom service reps, and more. As I prepare to facilitate a time to consider how […]