The Reverend Bruce A. Barkhauer was called as the first “Minister for Faith and Giving for Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)” in 2010.
For twenty-five years, he has led congregations in Ohio and Indiana in achieving high levels of financial support for local and global missions, and he now shares his experience across the life of the whole church.
His energy, vision, and entrepreneurial spirit enhance gifts in both business and ministry. He brings a biblically based understanding about stewardship combined with theological integrity and weds them to the current trends and best practices related to spirituality and money. In his workshops and writings, Rev. Barkhauer also talks about the multiple understandings about stewardship in the biblical witness as they touch the whole life of a person of faith.
He is a graduate of Ohio University (Athens), Christian Theological Seminary (Indianapolis) and did Doctor of Ministry studies at Ashland Theological Seminary (Ashland, OH). During his ministry he has served both the Regional and General Manifestations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) by providing leadership in areas of stewardship and finance, personnel management, video production and direction, as a parliamentarian, and with matters of spiritual discernment. He has served as adjunct faculty at Lexington Theological Seminary and Claremont School of Theology as well as a Field Work Supervisor for Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
He is married to Laura, and they share three grown children and one grandchild.