Rev. Daniel Wolpert

Rev. Daniel Wolpert, a healer and student of the spiritual life, worked as a research scientist, psychologist, spiritual director, farmer, teacher, and construction worker before earning his Masters of Divinity degree at San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS). Over the past thirty years he has taught in the fields of psychology and spiritual formation, led retreats, and delivered talks in such settings as the Art of Spiritual Direction Program at SFTS, the Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project, Luther Seminary, and the 5-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation.

In addition to having full-time and interim pastoral positions over the past two decades, he also pursues his spiritual direction and healing work in private practice. Daniel is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing. He is the author of Leading a Life with God: the Practice of Spiritual Leadership (Upper Room 2006) and Creating a Life with God: the Call of Ancient Prayer Practices (Upper Room 2003); and co-author of Meeting God in Virtual Reality (Abingdon 2004) and The Collapse of the Three Story Universe: Christianity in an Age of Science (MICAH 2013). His newest book, Creation’s Wisdom: Spiritual Practice and Climate Change (Orbis) will be published this Fall.