Minister in the United Church of Christ, Living Historian & Cultural Commentator.
The Rev. Peter-Michael Preble is a United Church of Christ minister currently serving as Associate Pastor of Bethany Congregational Church, Quincy, Massachusetts, and a writer, cultural commentator, and living historian. Preble’s first book, Listening to The Heartbeat of God: How to Enter Into the Ancient Orthodox Life of Prayer, was published by Regina Orthodox Press in 2012. Preble’s second book, The Heartbeat of Leadership, was published by Shepherd of Souls Press in 2014.
Rev. Preble serves as Protestant Chaplain for the Quincy Fire Department and Deputy Chief Chaplain of the Massachusetts Corps of Fire Chaplains. Preble also serves a member of the Disaster Resource Team of the Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ. Preble has a Master's Degree in Theological Studies from the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and has been on the Faculty at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts teaching in the Psychology Department teaching classes in Psychology, Sociology and Ethics as well as Quincy College in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Rev. Preble is a member of the National Center for Crisis Management and holds a Diplomate Credential from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Preble was dispatched along with other clergy and laity to the area as part of an Emergency Response Team. Preble was also part of the Critical Stress Incident team deployed to Virginia Tech after the campus shootings and to Newtown Connecticut. An area of interest and research is the Theology of Crisis and Suffering as it applies to ministry in our world today.
Rev. Preble is available to speak on a wide range of topics including but not limited to: Ethics, Social Justice, Celtic Spirituality, American Church History, Crisis Ministry, and Ministry and the New Media.