Rubén Arjona

Rubén Arjona

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care

Contact Information

Phone: (303) 765-3124



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


Rev. Arjona joined the Iliff School of Theology in 2016. He was born and raised in Mexico City where he became a member of the National Presbyterian Church of México early in his life. Before pursuing graduate studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, Rev. Arjona served his denomination as the executive secretary of the Board of Education, as instructor in the Presbyterian Seminary in Mexico City, and as a parish minister. The title of his dissertation is “The Minister as Curator of Desire: A Model of Pastoral Accompaniment with Young Mexican Men.” Arjona’s research interests include the pastoral care of Mexican and Latino men, the care of couples and families, the pastoral function of the sacraments, 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
Erik H. Erikson: Resource for Pastoral Care
Pastoral Care of Couples and Families
Ministry and Human Sexuality

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