The Rev. Dr. Laurie Garrett-Cobbina, Ph.D.

Laurie Garrett-Cobbina

Shaw Family Chair for Clinical Pastoral Education
CPE Supervisor, Asst. Professor Pastoral Care and Education

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union | 415.451.2889

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, NC. She was also the pastor of Smallwood Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC.

Clinical Pastoral Education, Critical Self-Reflection, Critical Theological Reflection, Organizational Structures, Group Processes, and Family Dynamics

Critical Pedagogy, Whiteness Studies, Pastoral and Public Theology