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Rev. Geoff Nelson, D. Min

13750 Walnut St.
Whittier, CA 90602

United States

Retired Presbyterian Minister
Internet Presence

About Rev. Geoff Nelson, D. Min

Rev. Geoff Nelson, D.Min, is a native Californian, spending most of his time in Southern California. Attended San Francisco Theological Seminary, after 6 years working for the Salvation Army in residential drug treatment, mostly for youth. His career was in professional ministry, serving two Presbyterian churches in American Fork, Utah, and Whittier, California. He retired in 2013. He's been keeping a dream journal since 1975. He is also a spiritual director, with the Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction, from San Francisco Theological Seminary. His Doctor of Ministry degree was given for a project running four dream groups for a year in four different churches. He is working at developing a dream institute for southern California.

My notes on the IASD

Geoff joined IASD after beginning working towards the D. Min. with Kelly Bulkeley. IASD seemed a logical association for Geoff in order to become more familiar with the current research and activities around dreams and dreaming. He is most interested in finding the place of the Christian Church among all these dreamers.

 List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where my work is featured.

"Dreaming in church; Dream Work as a spiritual Practice for Christians" Wipf and Stock, 2016.
“Dreaming Through the Bible with Luther and Calvin” chapter in the book “Dreams in Christianity and Islam” eds. Adams, Bulkeley, Davis, Rutgers University Press, 2009.
"Benefits of a Parish Dream Group" in "Dreams and Spirituality; A Handbook for Ministry, spiritual Direction and counseling" eds Adams, Koet, Koning, Canterbury Press, 2015.

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