Center for

Theology &

Spiritual Formation

The Northwind Center for Theology and Spiritual Formation fosters a creative dialogue between students and faculty at the intersection of theology (study of God), psychology (study of human psyche) and community (life together)--which can be called community spirituality (according to the noted pastoral theologian and psychologist, Henri Nouwen). The intellectual and practical focus of this Center is on the dynamic process, programs, publications, research methods, and various approaches to adult spiritual formation. 


Michael J Christensen, PhD

Center Director

Academic Dean

Senior Faculty

Michael is a gifted Scholar, Author, and presenter who is know for connecting theology to social action.

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Visiting Faculty

Rachel is leading voice in the new field of Social Innovation.


Annie Allen, MPA, M.Div. 

Visiting Faculty

Annie is an experienced facilitator in the areas of community development and non-profit leadership.

Certificate Programs

     Spiritual Formation

     Faith-Based Community Development

Certificate programs are offered
through Northwind Institute.

Degree Programs

     Spiritual Formation

     Faith-Based Community Development

Degree programs are offered
through Northwind Seminary.

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