Rev. Laurie Garrett-Cobbina, Ph.D.

Director, Shaw Chaplaincy Institute; Shaw Family Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Education
Graduate School of Theology

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Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union

MDiv, ThM Princeton Theological Seminary

Meet Laurie

Rev. Dr. Laurie Garrett-Cobbina, Ph.D. is a certified ACPE supervisor and received her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies at the Graduate Theological Union. Her main research areas include education and pastoral care. Garrett-Cobbina earned her Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Prior to working at SFTS, Rev. Garrett-Cobbina served as the Assistant Director of Chaplains for CarolinasHealthCare System where she was CPE supervisor faculty, hospital chaplain, and pastoral care and education manager at CMC-Mercy Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was also the pastor of Smallwood Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Courses Taught

Clinical Pastoral Education

Critical Self-Reflection

Critical Theological Reflection

Organizational Structures

Group Processes

Family Dynamics