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Ronald Baard
Visiting Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling


B.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary
M.A. Claremont School of Theology
Ph.D. Claremont School of Theology


A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Dr. Ron Baard is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison (B.S., Education) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He earned his M.A.  and Ph.D. in Theology and Personality (with emphasis in pastoral counseling) at the Claremont School of Theology. As an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Dr. Baard has served in ministry as a local church pastor, a "generalist" pastoral counselor and consultant for Arizona Interfaith Counseling (a non-profit church based pastoral counseling center in Phoenix), and as a Chaplain to residents and staff at the Orangewood Retirement Community in Phoenix. For ten years he served Bangor Theological Seminary as the Associate Professor of Mentored Practice (2003-2009) and most recently (2010-2013) as the Imes-Lowry Professor of Pastoral Studies and Dean of Students. He and his spouse Mary live in Brunswick, Maine. Their adult children (daughter Karin, and daughter Lauren and son-in-law Jay) also live in Maine.

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