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Robert Boak Slocum, American Minister, educator. Ordained priest Episcopal Church, 1987; bar: Tennessee 1978; certified trial counsel, certified defense counsel Decorated Meritorious Svc. medal. President Lake Geneva Library. Board, since 1995. Captain United States Air Force, 1978-1983. Member American Academy Religion, Society for Study of Christian Spirituality, Conference Anglican Theologians.


Slocum, Robert Boak was born on May 21, 1952 in Macon, Georgia, United States. Son of James Robert and Sara Lila (Bell) Slocum.


Bachelor, Vanderbilt University, 1974. Juris Doctor, Vanderbilt University, 1977. Master of Divinity, Nashotah House Seminary, 1986.

Doctor of Ministry, University of the South, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, Marquette University, 1997.


Lecturer, visiting assistant professor theology Marquette University, Milwaukee, since 1997, faculty representative, committee faculty, co-chairman subcommittee academy affairs, employee welfare committee, 2006—2007. Chairman convention planning committee Episcopal Diocese Milwaukee, 1996—1997. Visiting professor Nashotah House Seminary, 2000, 2002.

Instructor, visiting assistant professor Carthage College, 2003—2005. Instructor theology Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, 2005—2007. Instructor, distinguished lecturer St. Catharine College, Kentucky, since 2008, interim dean, School Arts & Sciences, since 2011.

Deacon-in-training, Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans, 1986-1987. Vicar, St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Zachary, 1987-1991, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Clinton, 1987-1991. Rector St. Philips Episcopal Church, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 1991-1992.

Priest-in-charge, Church Holy Communion, Lake Geneva, 1993, rector, 1994—2002. Assistant priest, St. James Episcopalian Church, Milwaukee, 2006—2007. Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Danville, Kentucky, 2007—2009.

Priest associate, St. Raphael's Episcopal Church, Lexington, Kentucky, since 2010. Captain, judge advisory United States Air Force, 1978-1983.


  • Ordained priest Episcopal Church, 1987. Bar: Tennessee 1978; certified trial counsel, certified defense counsel. United States Air Force.


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  • Other Work

    • Editor: Prophet of Justice, Prophet of Life, Essays on William Stringfellow, 1997, A New Conversation, Essays on the Future of Theology and the Episcopal Church, 1999, Engaging the Spirit, Essays on the Life and Theology of the Holy Spirit, 2001, A Heart for the Future, Writings on the Christian Hope, 2004. Author: The Theology of William Porcher DuBose, Life, Movement, and Being, 2000, Light in a Burning-Glass, A Systematic Presentation of Austin Farrer's Theology, 2007. Co-editor: Documents of Witness, A History of the Episcopal Church, 1782-1985, 1994, An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User-Friendly Reference for Episcopalians, 2000, To Hear Celestial Harmonies, Essays on the Witness of James DeKoven and The DeKoven Center, 2002, Discovering Common Mission, Lutherans and Episcopalians Together, 2003.

      Review article editor Anglican Theological Review, 2001-2006. Contributor articles to professional journals.


President Lake Geneva Library. Board, 1995-2003, Geneva Lakes Area United Way, 1998-2000, National Alliance on Mental Illness Kentucky, since 2009, chaplain, Virginia Milwaukee, 1993-1998. Member American Academy Religion, Society for Study Anglicanism (co-convenor).


  • Other Interests

    Running, photography.


Married Sheryl Stephanie Walter, May 15, 1l982. Children: Claire Marie, Rebecca Bell, Jacob Robert.

James Robert Slocum

Sara Lila (Bell) Slocum

Sheryl Stephanie Walter

Claire Marie Slocum

Rebecca Bell Slocum

Jacob Robert Slocum