The Rev. Dave Scheider, director of the Center, oversees three of the seminary’s graduate programs that are designed for laity and clergy who have specialized callings to carry on the work of the church in counseling, chaplaincy, and spiritual formation. These programs meet in the evenings and on Saturdays. Before coming to the seminary, Father Scheider served as a U.S. Army chaplain for 25 years. He specialized in family therapy, earning two additional master's degrees in counseling and certification and licensure as a marriage and family therapist and supervisor. Additionally, Dave achieved certification as a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and Diplomate for the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. He is also a graduate of Seminary of the Southwest’s certificate in spiritual formation program as well as a DMin graduate from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Dave is a graduate of the Shalem program in Spiritual Guidance in the Christian Contemplative Tradition and practices spiritual direction in Central Texas.
Dave is an Episcopal priest, canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.
MDiv, Andrews University
MMH, Wright State University
FLEC, Kansas State University
DMin, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary