Rev. Dr. Roberta Hestenes has been a leader in Christian ministry for more than 40 years, as a seminary professor, Christian college president, Presbyterian pastor, international speaker and author. She has served congregations in Seattle, Pennsylvania and California, including serving as senior pastor at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church near San Diego. She created and led the program in Christian Formation and Discipleship at Fuller Seminary, then became the first woman president at Eastern College, a Christian liberal arts university near Philadelphia. For more than 25 years she has been actively involved with World Vision as International Minister, focused on spiritual formation and leadership development around the world. She is the author of numerous publications including Using the Bible in Groups.
Dr. Hestenes visited the Center for Christian Thought in October 2012 to deliver the keynote address for the Fall 2012 Pastors' Luncheon, on "Every Thought Captive: Steve Jobs, Christian Scholarship, and the Pastoral Challenge."