Dr. William D. Roozeboom is a pastoral theologian, pastoral counselor, pastor, and professor. He has served the church in pastoral roles and worked with clergy, congregations, and higher ecclesial judicatories on: conflict management, staff relations, crisis intervention, restoration and renewal processes, and ongoing health and wellness. Additionally, he has lectured and taught courses on various topics in churches, community based organizations, hospitals, universities and seminaries.
In addition to teaching, Bill is also a certified pastoral counselor and member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). In this capacity, Bill has provided pastoral counseling services to individuals, couples, and families in both clinical settings and parish settings for over 12 years and served in regional leadership roles of AAPC.
Dr. Roozeboom’s own research is in the area of clergy wellness and neuroplasticity. In his recent book, Neuroplasticity, Performativity, and Clergy Wellness: Neighbor Love As Self-Care (Lexington Books, 2017), he provides a model of intra/inter-relational wellness and explores the performative capacity of one’s practices to induce life-giving changes to the structure and function of the brain. The result of practices of wellness is greater capacity to love one’s neighbor as one’s self.
Dr. Roozeboom is adjunct professor at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary, and the University of Redlands.