FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Decatur, GA. J. William Harkins III, senior lecturer in pastoral theology and care at Columbia Theological Seminary, has been appointed a mental health faculty contributor for the CREDO Institute. Dr. Harkins is also a priest associate at the Cathedral of St. Philip, in Atlanta, and has a private psychotherapy practice. He is the only priest from the Diocese of Atlanta currently on the CREDO faculty and will work primarily with bishops of the Episcopal church.
CREDO is a comprehensive program for clergy, including those of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and is offered through the Episcopal Pension Fund, which conducts retreats for clergy in the service of evaluating their vocational, spiritual, financial, and mental health status at periodic points in their careers. As a member of the CREDO faculty, Dr. Harkins will work primarily with bishops.
Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The seminary offers seven graduate degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Master of Arts in Practical Theology, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Educational Ministry, and Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling. Currently 421 students are enrolled, representing 30 denominations, 34 states, and 10 countries. More information about Columbia: http://www.ctsnet.edu.