Glen Bloomstrom, M.Div.

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Adjunct Instructor

Glen is currently the Military and Faith Community Representative, LivingWorks Education, where he works with Department of Defense, Veterans organizations, faith communities and international militaries to prevent suicide through education and intervention training for gatekeepers in a variety of settings and communities. Glen also serves as an Adjunct Professor for Pastoral Counseling in the Seminary, equipping seminarians for future ministry. His consulting work includes: University of Minnesota with the After Deployment Active Parenting Tools study, US Army and Navy Chaplaincy and the US Special Operations Command. In 2015, he developed and facilitated the Professional Development Training Course: “Pastoral Care in Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention” to Navy chaplaincy personnel worldwide. In 2016, he developed a post-graduate certificate course focused on PTSD, moral injury and suicide intervention for chaplains attending the Joint Special Operations University. He has contributed lectures to the American Association of Christian Counselors Suicide Prevention curricula, presentations at the American Association of Suicidology annual conference and is active in developing ways to engage clergy and faith leaders to deepen their knowledge of ways to help those experiencing suicide behaviors.

Glen grew up in the Army, the son of a career Sergeant Major their family lived in numerous interesting places including Saigon, Viet Nam and Paris, France. He and his wife Ruth have three grown children who serve in the military or vocational ministry. Glen and Ruth now reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Academic Credentials

  • Certificate, Leadership Coaching, Georgetown University
  • MA, Strategic Studies / Military Science, US Army War College
  • MS, Family Studies / Human Services (Family Life Education, Marriage and Family Therapy concentrations), Kansas State University
  • M.Div., New Testament Studies and Pastoral Counseling, Bethel Theological Seminary
  • BA, Biblical and Theological Studies, Bethel College