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Glenn A. Robitaille, M.Div., D.Min., RP, MPCP

Glenn A. Robitaille is the Director of Ethics and Spiritual Care at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in Penetanguishene, Ontario.  He is ordained with the Brethren in Christ Church and the founding pastor of Covenant Christian Community Church in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada, and is recognized for his pioneering contribution to online counseling through the founding of the Barnabus Christian Counseling Network in 1999—the first online counseling service in the world. He has extensive experience in mental health chaplaincy and has contributed to the establishment of spirituality as a clinical variable in mental health care. He is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), a Registered Professional Counsellor and Master Practitioner of Counselling Psychology with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA), and a Certified Pastoral Counselor with the International Association of Christian Counseling Professionals (IACCP). Glenn is the author of In Praise of Uncertainty (Evangel Press, 2012), Bending Light (Borealis Press, 2014) and a contributing author in A Peace Reader (Evangel Press, 2001), Leaving Fundamentalism: Personal Stories (University of Toronto/Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2008), and Professional Spiritual and Pastoral Counseling:  A Handbook for Chaplains and Clergy (SkyLight Publishing, 2011), with dozens of published articles in various magazines and journals in the field of theology and counseling.  He has been married to his wife, Debra, for 41 years and is the father of five stalwart children. Glenn and Debra reside in Midland, Ontario, where they enjoy biking, swimming, and the simple pleasures of the Canadian Riviera.


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