“When I listen to Frank Rogers tell stories, I feel like it’s the first story I’ve ever heard in my life. He’s passionate and funny and insightful and usually brings a big ol’ spoon to stir me up. He sees a loving Spirit in every circumstance, and is wise enough to realize we can be changed by those encounters. I’m excited to see him work among the Proclaim community.” – Rev. Brenda Bos, Proclaim member
Dr. Rogers is the Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation and Narrative Pedagogy and the co-director of the Center for Engaged Compassion at the Claremont School of Theology. His research and teaching focus is on spiritual formation that is contemplative, creative, and socially liberative. A trained spiritual director and experienced retreat leader, he has written on the interconnections between spirituality, social engagement, and compassion. He is the author of Practicing Compassion (and its supplemental curriculum, The Way of Radical Compassion); The God of Shattered Glass, A Novel, and Finding God in the Graffiti: Empowering Teenagers through Stories which explores the role of the narrative arts (storytelling, drama, creative writing, and autobiography) in the spiritual formation of marginalized and abused youth and children. He lives in southern California with his wife, Dr. Alane Daugherty, and their three young adult sons, Justin, Michael, and Sammy. With his wife, he loves to run, camp, snorkel, and follow baseball.