Roger D. Heuser

Professor of Church Leadership Studies

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B.A., Trinity College
M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Ph.D., New York University

Biographical Information

Roger Heuser is Professor of Leadership Studies at Vanguard University, teaching in areas of strategic planning, team building, conflict resolution, and diversity. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University, a M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a B.A. from Trinity College.

Professor Heuser teaches a variety of religion courses in graduate and undergraduate programs. He is a consultant and retreat facilitator for congregations, nonprofits, and mission agencies as well as an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Northwest University, and other programs in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Before beginning his teaching career, Roger served as a pastor for twelve years in the Chicago area.

Roger co-authored with Norman Shawchuck the newly revised edition of Leading the Congregation: Caring for Yourself While Serving the People (2010, 1993), and Managing the Congregation: Building Effective Systems to Serve the People (1996), both published by Abingdon Press. Other publications include Leadership and Team Building, and Caregiving Leadership, both published by CMR Resources. Roger also serves as a consultant editor of the peer-reviewed journal,Transformation: An International Dialogue on Mission and Ethics.
Roger and his wife Gayle, a hospice chaplain, spiritual director and professional singer, reside in San Clemente, California

Areas of Expertise, Research and Writing


Norman Shawchuck and Roger Heuser. Leading the Congregation: Taking Care of Yourself While Serving Others. Abingdon Press, 2010.

Norman Shawchuck and Roger Heuser. Managing the Congregation: Building Effective Systems to Serve the Congregation. To be released by Abingdon Press, March, 1996.

Roger Heuser and Samuel Southard, Caregiving Leadership: Empowering Others to Care. Matthews, NC: Christian Ministry Resources, 1999.

Roger Heuser, Ed., Leadership and Team Building: Transforming Congregational Ministry Through Teams. Matthews, NC: Christian Ministry Resources, 1999.

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