12-Step Spiritual Growth
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 7:30 PM
Wednesdays, April 22-May 13
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
via Zoom video conference
The Rev. Jarrett Kerbel will lead this four-part class on the spiritual discipline and insight of the recovery movement’s 12-steps. Whether you, a family member, or friend is in recovery, or you struggle from addiction or are curious about recovery, this class is designed to encourage spiritual growth from the soul sickness of addiction to the new life of grace. Rev. Jarett will use the Rev. Sonia Waters’ book Addiction and Pastoral Care, which he says is the best book on addiction he has ever read.
The book combines a deeply compassionate theology with cutting edge science of addiction, real-life experiences of counseling those with addictions, and a keen social analysis of the effects of race, class, and gender on addiction.
Please register for the Zoom link.
The Rev. Jarrett Kerbel
(215) 247-7466 ext. 101
The Rev. Jarrett Kerbel was educated at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He was ordained Priest in 1995 in Danville, Pennsylvania where he worked as a Hospital Chaplain and a Head Start teacher. Pastoral positions followed at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Flossmoor, Illinois, St. Paul and the Redeemer in Chicago, and then Rector at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Park Ridge, Illinois. After following his wife, the Rev. Dr. Alison Boden, to her new position in Princeton, New Jersey, he was called to be the Executive Director of the Crisis Ministry of Mercer County. The largest food pantry and the gateway agency for Homelessness Prevention services in Mercer County, the Crisis Ministry also runs a Welfare to Work program and an innovative free farmers market. Jarrett became Rector of St. Martin’s in February 2011. He formerly served as the co-chair of Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild (POWER). Jarrett serves as Dean of the Wissahickon Deanery and is an Associate of the Order of the Holy Cross. He is an Adjunct Professor at Princeton Theological Seminary where he co-teaches a regular class on Faith Based Community Organizing, Theology and Practice. Jarrett has been published in Sojourners, the Huffington Post, Yours the Power, and the Journal of Public Theology. He is the father of two children, Timothy and Martha.