Shawn Gerber ’99

Shawn Gerber '99
Shawn Gerber '99

Bloomington, Indiana
MAJOR: Bible and religion
Director of spiritual care and chaplaincy services, Indiana University Health- South Central Region

How did your experience at Goshen College inform your vocational calling and/or approach to ministry?

I am deeply grateful for professors that were not only interested in academic education, but they took an interest in me as a person. My Study-Service Term experience in Costa Rica helped shape my worldview in how God was experienced and faith was practiced.

What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?

To see how God provides hope, meaning and wholeness to people who are facing the pain and challenges of illness, and even suffering. I am also blessed in developing meaningful pastoral relationships with employees of all disciplines and walks of life.

What advice would you have for GC students interested in ministry?

Take advantage of the opportunities to serve and explore your calling through ministry experiences: all-campus worship, drama/worship teams, Ministry Inquiry Program, etc.

Develop various prayer practices that sustain you and help you discern.