Joe Driskill Elected to SSCS Offices

December 15, 2011

Joseph D. Driskill, retiring as Dean of Disciples Seminary Foundation, Berkeley, at the end of the year, has been elected to serve as the 2012 vice president and 2013 president of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (SSCS), North America’s premier association for the academic understanding of spirituality. SSCS describes their membership as “scholars active in a wide range of academic communities as well as artists, pastors, practitioners, and those in the helping professions—all those interested in reflecting critically on the life of the Spirit.”

Dr. Driskill is uniquely suited to hold SSCS leadership, as he retires as Professor of Christian Spirituality and Ronald D. Soucey Lecturer at Pacific School of Religion. His qualifications also include significant publications in the field, including Protestant Spirituality Exercises: Theology, History and Practice (1999), Ethics and Spiritual Care: A Guide for Pastors, Chaplains and Spiritual Directors (with Karen Lebacqz, 2002), and Spiritually Informed Pastoral Care (2002).