About MTSO

M. Fulgence Nyengele

Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Chryst Chair in Pastoral Theology
Director, Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries program

740-362-3432
fnyengele@mtso.edu
Gault Hall 242

Education

Ph.D., Claremont School of Theology, 2002
M.A., Claremont School of Theology, 1999
M.Div., Claremont School of Theology, 1994
B.S., Institut Superieur Pedagogique de Kamina, D.R. Congo, 1989

Areas of expertise

Pastoral care; pastoral counseling and psychotherapy, with a focus on multicultural and diversity issues; gender issues; spiritual and psychological impact of forgiveness and reconciliation; congregational care; grief care and counseling; family systems theory and therapy; postcolonial approaches to pastoral care, including postcolonial critical psychology; trauma studies, especially postcolonial trauma in the African experience; spiritual care in African religious traditions; constructive pastoral theology.

Selected published works

“Gender Injustice and Pastoral Care in an African Context: Perichoresis as a Transformative Theological Resource,” Journal of Theology 110 (2006): 45-56.

African Women’s Theology, Gender Relations and Family Systems Theory: Pastoral Theological Considerations and Guidelines for Care and Counseling, New York: Peter Lang, 2004.

Syllabi

PC 100: Foundations for Pastoral Care

CR 201: Cross-Cultural Pre-Immersion: D.R. Congo

PC/ED 213: Theories of the Development of Self and the Life Cycle

PC 240: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy I

PC 371: Grief Care and Counseling