2016 Faculty

Dr. Anthony Headley

tony_headleyDr. Anthony  Tony J. Headley is a psychologist and professor of counseling at Asbury Theological Seminary.

He received a M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary; and a M.S.Ed. in counseling and psychology, M.S. in Family Studies, Certificate in Medical Behavorial Science and Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Headley conducts seminars for clergy and other groups in the United States and internationally. He is the recipient of the University of Kentucky’s Office of Minority Affairs’ Architect of Dream Award. He also received the National Institutes of Mental Health Trainee Award.

Dr. Headley has published several books, including his most recent, Reframing Your Ministry (Evangel House Publishing, 2007).

He and his wife, Adina, have three children.


schied_editDr. Karen Scheib

Dr. Karen Scheib is Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Candler School of Theology, and also teaches in the Person, Community, and Religious Life course of study in the Graduate Division of Religion of The Laney Graduate school at Emory University. She is the author of Pastoral Care: Telling the Stories of Our Lices (Abingdon Press, 2016) and Challenging Invisibility: Practices of Care with Older Women (Chalice Press 2004) as well as articles and book chapters on religion and health, end of life issues, pastoral care and aging, and narrative practices of pastoral care and counseling. She holds a post-graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, a PhD in Religion and Personality Theory from Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, TN., a Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Region in Berkeley, CA and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Sonoma Sate University in California.

Her research interests include narrative practices of care, the role of creativity and imagination in practical and pastoral theology, creative writing as a healing and spiritual practice, the ecclesial dimensions of pastoral care, multi-cultural contexts and practices of care, aging and end of-life issues, and the relationship of faith and health. She was ordained an elder in the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1982 where she served a number of years and is now a member of the North Georgia Annual Conference.   In addition to serving as a local church pastor, she has also worked as a hospital chaplain and a pastoral counselor. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion, and an active participant in the Society of Pastoral Theology. Her non-academic pursuits include writing poetry and creative non-fiction, knitting, and bird-watching.

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