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Clergyman , educator , Psychologist

Roger David Carlson, American psychologist, educator, minister. Ordained deacon, 1996, elder, 1998 United Methodist Church, ecclesiastical endorsement pastoral counselor 2009; licensed psychologist Pennsylvania, 1977, California, 2001, Oregon, 2002, Washington, 2009. Recipient Presidential Sports award.


Carlson, Roger David was born on November 19, 1946 in Berkeley, California, United States. Son of George Clarence and Elizabeth (Norris) Carlson.


AB, California State University, Sacramento, 1968. Master of Arts, California State University, Sacramento, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oregon, Eugene, 1972.

Certified theological studies, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California, 1994. Master of Divinity, Pacific School Religion, Berkeley, California, 1996.


Associate professor psychology Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, 1972-1985. Research associate Eugene Public Schools, 1985-1987. Associate professor education Williamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1987-1988.

Visiting associate professor psychology Whitman College, Walla Walla, 1988—1989, 1990—1991. Associate professor psychology Eastern Washington University, 1991-1992. Adjunct professor Linfield College, since 1993.

Pastor Coburg (Oregon) United Methodist Church, 1992-1994, Florence (Oregon) United Methodist Church, 1994—2001, Covenant United Methodist Church, Reedsport, Oregon, 1995—1999, 1st United Methodist Church of Stayton, 2001—2003, Bennett Chapel United Methodist Church, Portland, 2003—2009. Associate professor psychology Pacific University, Forest Grove, 2005—2007, Woodlawn United Methodist Church, Portland, since 2009. Visiting scholar department history and philosophy of science, life member Cambridge (England) University, 1979-1980.

Life member Wolfson College, Cambridge University. Psychologist, private practice, 1977-1985, since 2001, pastoral counselor, since 2009, Senior Connections, since 2009.


  • Ordained deacon, 1996, elder, 1998 United Methodist Church, ecclesiastical endorsement pastoral counselor 2009. Licensed psychologist Pennsylvania, 1977, California, 2001, Oregon, 2002, Washington, 2009.


  • Other Work

    • Author books, contributor research papers, journal articles and book chapters on numerous subjects in field.


The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.


When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.


Bible is the source of inspirational stories, gospels, letters, hymns, songs, prayers, and poetry that drives wisdom and creativity of all Christians over time and across the world.


Member Friends Radio Station KPFA, vice president 1969, president 1970. Wolfeboro Pioneer, Boy Scouts American, 1959. Co-founder, Pathways of Faith, Florence, Oregon, 1998.

Board directors, Ecumenical Ministries Oregon, 2003-2004. President Oregon Society of Clinical Hypnosis, 2006-2007. Board member Oregon State Board Psychologist Examiners, since 2010.

Fellow American College Heraldry. Member American Psychological Association, Oregon Psychological Association, Oregon Society Clinical Hypnosis (vice president 2005-2006, president 2006-2007), American Psychological Society, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, American College Psychology, Society for Philosophy and Psychology (member executive committee 1975-1976), American Association Sexuality Educators, Counselors, Therapists, Sons of the American Revolution, Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, Sons Union Veterans Civil War, American Radio Relay League, Vasa Lodge, Order of St. Luke, Psi Chi.


Married Ema T. Paviolo, June 11, 1977 (divorced 1994). Children: Erik Andreas Paviolo, Lucas Sven Paviolo, Justin Nikolaus Paviolo.

George Clarence Carlson

Elizabeth (Norris) Carlson

Ema T. Paviolo

Erik Andreas Paviolo Carlson

Lucas Sven Paviolo Carlson

Justin Nikolaus Paviolo Carlson