David Hogue is Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary where he also directs the PhD program. He is the author of Remembering the Future, Imagining the Past: Story, Ritual, and the Human Brain and several book chapters and journal articles exploring the intersection of ritual, liturgy, pastoral care and the neurosciences. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), David is a member and past chair of the Society for Pastoral Theology, currently co-chairing the Pastoral Theology and Brain Sciences working group. David is also a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and a member of the International Academy of Practical Theology, the International Society for Science and Religion, the American Academy of Religion and North American Academy of Liturgy. He serves on the Commission on Accreditation for the Association of Theological Schools and is co-author with Herbert Anderson and Marie McCarthy of Promising Again. He received the Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in Religious and Theological Studies.



Diane Stephens is a spiritual director, retreat leader and writer, specializing in Christian spirituality and contemplative living. A Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Diane serves as affiliate faculty in spiritual formation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, and as faculty of the CREDO program of spiritual renewal for Presbyterian pastors. She is a contributing author to The Thoughtful Christian, former convener of the Liturgy & Spirituality Seminar of the North American Academy of Liturgy, and a trainer in sexual ethics on behalf of the Presbytery of Chicago. She is also certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.