Rueben Job Chair in Spiritual Formation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. His latest book is The Dave Test.
The Reverend Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt
Frederick W. Schmidt holds the Rueben P. Job Chair in Spiritual Formation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, and directs the Rueben Job Institute for Spiritual Formation. He is an Episcopal Priest, spiritual director, retreat facilitator, conference leader, writer, and consulting editor at Church Publishing in New York. He is the author of numerous published articles and reviews, as well as several books: A Still Small Voice: Women, Ordination and the Church (Syracuse University Press, 1998), The Changing Face of God (Morehouse, 2000), When Suffering Persists (Morehouse, 2001), in Italian translation: Sofferenza, All ricerca di una riposta (Torino: Claudiana, 2004), What God Wants for Your Life (Harper, 2005), Conversations with Scripture: Revelation (Morehouse, 2005), and Conversations with Scripture: Luke (Morehouse, 2009). His latest book is The Dave Test: A Raw Look at Real Faith in Hard Times (Abingdon, 2013). He is also a regular blogger at Patheos.com. He and his wife, Natalie (who is also an academic and an Episcopal priest), live in Highland Park, Illinois, with their Gordon Setter, Hilda of Whitby. They have four children, four grandchildren (Henry, Addie, Heidi, and Sophie) and one on the way (Drew).