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Spiritual Practices

Offered by the Institute for Pastoral Leadership

March 3 & 4, 2011
School of Christian Vocation & Mission
Princeton Theological Seminary


Clergy wrestle with burnout and stress. One key to avoiding burnout is to keep grounded in spiritual growth and transformation. This institute will reflect on the theological and biblical basis for spiritual practices and examine practical ways to cultivate them, even when one's schedule is busy and demanding.


Marc Oehler has a deep-rooted passion and commitment for spiritual direction and small group ministry. Marc recently joined the staff of West Side Presbyterian Church (westside.org) after spending 10 years as Associate Pastor of Community Life at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township (PCCT), NJ. He holds a B.A. in psychology from Lafayette College and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with a masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Marc served as Spiritual Director at PCCT and Princeton Theological Seminary since 2003 and 2006, respectively. For six years he has also been a certified Staff Person of Spirituality for Daily Life and retreat leader at the Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development in Camp Hill, PA (oasismin.org). He feels his mission is for small spiritual group ministry, where he is able to get to the heart and journey with people while "encouraging them to grow into who they might become."


The program costs $150 (discounted to $120 until January 5), which includes tuition, refreshments, and meals. Affordable on-campus lodging (as low as $55 per night) is available to those who need it. Please read the registration and cancellation policy here.

If you have further questions, please call 609-497-7990 or e-mail [email protected].