Michael Sontag, Ph.D., Dean of Arts & Humanities
John Trokan, D.Min., Program Director of Religious/Pastoral Studies

The graduate program in Spirituality and Wellness is built upon 25 years of expertise in pastoral education at the undergraduate and graduate level. Pastoral care is rooted in “caritas” or the charism of charity. This theological virtue is the core of our institutional mission as founded by the Sisters of Charity and the focal point of compassionate ministry in our world of diversity and complex systems interactions.

Catholic in tradition, Christian in environment and ecumenical in composition, the master’s program in Spiritual and Pastoral Care is designed to enhance and integrate the interpersonal, systems and theological skills of health care professionals, educators and ministers who serve within diverse populations and social contexts.

The Department of Liberal Arts at the Mount retains nationally recognized experts from a variety of disciplines who bring their knowledge, skills and perspectives to the Spiritual and Pastoral Care program. Small classes, academic advising and personal attention provide an environment conducive to learning, the development of pastoral competence and a true sense of community.