Dr. Jennifer Winingder


Dr. Jennifer Winingder has over 20 years of experience in higher education, gender studies, ministry, spirituality and health, and counseling. She graduated in May 2015 with a Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling through the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in cooperation with Columbia Theological Seminary and The Interdenominational Theological Center. She received training in Marriage and Family Therapy through the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia. She just completed her second year as an Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Care at Candler. She also has a private counseling practice in Chamblee and organizes and facilitates spiritual and creative retreats and anti-racism workshops through her organization, Spiritual Pathways.


  • 2018-Present: Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Care: Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

  • 2018- Present: Founder and Director: Spiritual Pathways, a nonprofit collective of spiritual and creative retreat leaders and organizers.

  • 2015- 2018: Teaching Associate: PC 501 Introduction to Pastoral Care and PC 503, Pastoral Care with Women, with Dr. Karen Scheib. Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

  • 2015- Present: Private Practice, Brookhaven Pastoral Counseling. 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 200, Chamblee, GA  30345

2015: Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Pastoral Care with Dr. Skip Johnson. Columbia Theological Seminary.

  • 2008-9: Resident Chaplain: Northside Hospital and Care and Counseling
 Center of Georgia, Clinical Pastoral Education program.

  • 2006   Director of Student Affairs: AUN-The American University of Nigeria. Yola, Nigeria. (Contracted by American University, Washington DC.) Supervised student life staff of 20. Responsible for over 400 students in all areas of student life and campus activity.



  • 2015   Th.D. in Pastoral Counseling, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in cooperation with Columbia Seminary, and ITC. Advisor: Dr. Karen Scheib.

  • 2013   Completed Advanced Residency at Care and Counseling Center of Georgia in Marriage and Family Therapy. 

  • 2009   Completed 4 units of CPE, Northside Hospital under Dr. Eugene Locke and Amani Legagneur. Certified CPE Supervisor

  • 2002   STM. Masters of Sacred Theology, Union Theological Seminary, NY.

  • 1996   M.Div. Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA.

  • 1992   B.A. Comparative Literature in Spanish. Brown University.



  1. Dr. Karen Scheib. Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology. Candler School of Theology, Emory University. 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322. 404-727-6326.

  2. Dr. Jan Love, Interim Provost, Emory University. jlove@emory.edu

  3. Dean Jonathan Strom, Dean of Academic Affairs, Candler School of Theology, Emory University. 404-727-6326. jstrom@emory.edu.

  4. Dr. Skip Johnson. Dean of Students, Columbia Theological Seminary. 701 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30031. johnsons@ctsnet.edu. 404-378-8821.

  5. Dr. William Harkins. Senior Lecturer on Pastoral Theology and Care, Priest Associate for Pastoral Care and Worship Columbia Theological Seminary, Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip. harkinsb@ctsnet.edu. 404-687-4574.

  6. Dr. Diane Mc Phail. MFT, D.Min. Novelist, Retreat Leader, Art Therapist. 64 Cobb Rd, Highlands, NC 28741. Dianecmcphail1@me.com. 828-526-0525.