Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger

Charlotte W. Newcombe Professor of Pastoral Theology Emerita

Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger
15 Mackay Campus Center

Phone: 609.497.7884
Fax: 609.497.7728

Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, Charlotte W. Newcombe Professor of Pastoral Theology Emerita at Princeton Theological Seminary, earned her MDiv from Yale University Divinity School, and her MPhil and PhD from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She was also a matriculated auditor at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. An ordained Presbyterian minister, she is interested in educating clergy and laypeople to offer theologically sound, psychologically informed, and contextually relevant pastoral care in the church. In addition to her doctoral seminars, she teaches courses on the theory and practice of pastoral care, pastoral counseling as a ministry of the church, marriage and family, prayer and pastoral care, compassionate communication and restorative practices, the psychology of C.G. Jung, and trauma and grace. As a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, she has received extensive training in a variety of therapeutic modalities, having worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She is a member of the Society for Pastoral Theology and of the Karl Barth Society of North America.

Select Publications

  • Bearing the Unbearable: Trauma, Gospel and Pastoral Care (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2015) Academy of Parish Clergy Book of the Year, 2015
  • Transforming Church Conflict: Compassionate Leadership in the Church, with Theresa F. Latini (Westminster John Knox Press, 2013)
  • Healing Wisdom: Depth Psychology and the Pastoral Ministry, eds. Kathleen Greider, Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, Felicity Kelcourse (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2010)
  • Pray without Ceasing: Revitalizing Pastoral Care (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2006)
  • Theology and Pastoral Counseling: A New Interdisciplinary Approach (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1995)

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Youth Minister at Busbridge and Hambledon Church, Surrey, U.K.

Antonin Ficatier, Class of 2016

“What I like about working in an international church is that I’m always reminded that I’m a foreigner, that the land is not mine and I’m just a passenger on this journey.”