Rt. Rev. John F. Newbauer, OCCA Bishop in Fort Wayne, IN
Bishop John was born in Hillsdale, Michigan and grew up in New Haven, Indiana. He graduated from Brunnerdale Seminary High School and attended Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, IN for two years and then graduated from Saint Francis College (now the University of St. Francis) in Fort Wayne with his B.A. and later an M.S.Ed.in psychology. He earned a certificate in rehabilitation administration from DePaul University and later graduated from Ball State University with an Ed.D. majoring in counseling psychology and guidance. He also earned a postgraduate certificate in Adlerian psychotherapy from the Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago.
Bishop John is a licensed health service provider in psychology in Indiana and a fellow in the American College of Forensic Examiners. He is a diplomate and board certified forensic examiner with the American Board of Forensic Examiners. He also holds a diplomate from the American Board of Psychological Specialties in Psychological Assessment, Evaluation and Training. He is also a diplomate of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.
Professional experience includes work as an elementary teacher and guidance counselor, a psychologist and administrator in centers for persons with developmental disabilities and later a comprehensive mental health center. He founded Phoenix Associates, Inc. and worked there for 23 years before leaving to work for the Allen Superior Court as the Director of Treatment and Diagnostic Services. He currently serves as Executive Director of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, supervises psychology interns at Park Center in Fort Wayne and does consulting with mental health professionals. Bishop John is also involved with the YWCA of Northeast Indiana as a board member and also the Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana.
Bishop John does not have a degree in theology or divinity. He completed training as a catechist for the Fort Wayne Diocese and later was a student at the Crosier House of Studies in Fort Wayne and has participated in a variety of retreats and conferences on religion and theology on a regular basis. Bishop John entered OCCA in 2003 under the guidance of our late Archbishop E. Brian “Skip” Carston who provided mentoring and a variety of assigned readings and activities preparing him for ordination later that year. Bishop John is co-pastor of St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana and serves as Director of Vocations and Training for OCCA.
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