Rubén Arjona

Rubén Arjona

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care

Contact Information

Phone: (303) 765-3124

Email: rarjona@iliff.edu

Education

  • B.Th., Seminario Teológico Presbiteriano de México
  • M.A., M.Th., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

Bio

Rev. Arjona is ordained in the National Presbyterian Church of México, where he served as a pastor and associate pastor from 1999 until 2009, as well as an instructor in two Protestant seminaries. He received his Bachelor of Theology from Seminario Teológico Presbiteriano de México in 2001. He holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (2011), a Master of Theology (2012) and a PhD (2017) from Princeton Theological Seminary. The title for his dissertation is “The Minister as Curator of Desire: A Model of Pastoral Accompaniment with Young Mexican Men.” He has published several articles in the journal Pastoral Psychology. Arjona’s research interests include the pastoral care of Mexican and Latino men, the care of couples and families, and the relevance of Erik H. Erikson’s life cycle theory for pastoral care and theology.

Representative courses:

Introduction to pastoral theology and care
Pastoral care latinamente
Pastoral care and human development
Pastoral care of couples and families