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Getting to Know Israel Galindo

Israel Galindo, associate dean of lifelong learning

With fresh paint on the walls and new bookshelves in place, the seminary welcomed Dr. Israel Galindo to his office in Harrington Center (HC 210) in mid-July.

Galindo has authored 18 books, ranging in subject from leadership, congregational studies, poetry and prayers, education, spirituality, and parenting.  He is a self confessed "hack artist." (He studied at the Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum's art school.) Those varied interests hint that he's a "lifelong learner." He calls it "a form of productive ADD. Everything is interesting." He blogs at Art and Faith and My IPad Doodles 

As well as being a lifelong learner, Galindo has been an educator in a variety of contexts. He was principal-administrator of a large private school, a hospice chaplain where he trained staff and volunteers in pastoral care, a parish educator, a seminary professor, and most recently, dean at a seminary.  He is a frequent presenter in the area of congregational and organizational leadership. A current lifelong learning project for Galindo is co-leading the Colloquy for Theological School Deans of the Wabash Center.

Galindo has authored a number of well-received publications that attest to his expertise and interests. Check them out here, or contact the Seminary Bookstore ( or 404-687-4550).  

Israel is married to Barbara, and they have two grown sons ("Both gainfully employed," Galindo said).

We will hear more from Dr. Galindo in future issues of Journeying Together and other seminary publications. His email is, and his phone number is 404-687-4558.