Frank Rogers, Jr.
Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation & Narrative PedagogyCo-Director of the Center for Engaged Compassion
Frank Rogers, Jr. is CST’s Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation and Narrative Pedagogy and the co-director of the Center for Engaged Compassion. His teaching focuses on spiritual formation that is contemplative, creative, and socially liberative. A trained spiritual director and experienced retreat leader, he is the author of Practicing Compassion; Compassion in Practice: The Way of Jesus; The God of Shattered Glass, A Novel; and Finding God in the Graffiti: Empowering Teenagers through Stories.
He lives in southern California with his wife, Dr. Alane Daugherty, with whom he shares three young adult sons, Justin, Michael, and Sammy. With his wife, he loves to run, camp, snorkel, and follow baseball.
Compassion, Contemplative Spiritual Formation, Compassion-Based Social Engagement, Narrative in Education and Formation, Psycho-Spiritual Restoration of Trauma
PhD in Religious Formation
Co-Director of the Center for Engaged Compassion
“Compassion-Based Spiritual Direction: Internal Family Systems as a Resource for Spiritual Companions” Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction 26, 4 (December 2020): 50-60.
“Warriors of Compassion: Coordinates on the Compass of Compassion-Based Activism” chapter in Taking it to the Streets: Public Theologies of Activism and Resistance, Editor Jennifer Baldwin (Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 2019)
Compassion in Practice: The Way of Jesus (Nashville, TN: Upper Room Books, 2016)
Practicing Compassion (Nashville, TN: Fresh Air Books, January 2016)
Finding God in the Graffiti: Empowering Teenagers through Stories (Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, September 2011)
The God of Shattered Glass: A Novel (Eugene, OR: Emerald City Books, January 2011)
Awards and Distinctions
Exemplary Teacher of the Year Award, General Board of Higher Education And Ministry, United Methodist Church, 2020-21
Fisher Faculty Teacher Award, Claremont School of Theology, 2018
Practicing Compassion (Nashville, TN: Fresh Air Books, January 2016) Finalist for Best Spirituality Book of 2016, USA Best Book Awards