The Rev. Georjean Blanton Henderson Wessendorff Center Faculty Instructor

The Rev. Georjean Blanton, DMin, is a United Methodist minister whose calling in this season of her life is to guide, mentor, and encourage clergy and laypeople through the lifelong process of spiritual formation and vocational change. After almost 25 years as a pastor, she left parish ministry 10 years ago to devote herself full-time to the work of spiritual companioning in a ministry called PathWays. Georjean holds a bachelor's degree in theatre and English from The University of North Texas and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Perkins School of Theology. Her DMin studies were in spiritual disciplines and family systems. She was trained in spiritual guidance at the Shalem Institute in Maryland, has studied under Fr. Richard Rohr, Sr. Rosemary Dougherty, Lauren Artress, and Suzanne Stabile, and is certified by the State of Texas in conflict resolution. She has participated in pilgrimages to Chartes, France; Avilla, Spain; and Sienna and Assisi in Italy. She meets with people in Dallas as well as Austin, where she is spiritual-director-in-residence at Saint John's United Methodist Church. She and her husband, Mike Renquist, are parents of three adult children and playmates to two grandsons.

BA, University of North Texas
MDiv and DMin, Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology