Ross Bartlett is a minister of the United Church of Canada, a seminary faculty member, spiritual companion, clergy coach, author, workshop leader and speaker.

He has a breadth of experience serving the church in Ontario, Australia, and Nova Scotia, in rural, urban, and suburban settings. He is regularly sought as a guest preacher.

His column "Preaching Pointers" has appeared in Gathering for fifteen years. He has written about telling our personal stories (On Holy Ground) and the challenges of the urban church that wants to tell its story (Speaking Church).

As a teacher, Ross has been involved in educating clergy and lay people for twenty years in areas such as preaching, leadership, governance and doctrine. He is currently the Director of Formation for United Church students at Atlantic School of Theology.

Ross was trained in the Ignatian method of spiritual companionship and over the years has added elements of Methodist and Celtic traditions to his work with individuals.

From his breadth of experience in leadership and education, as well as his certification as an Intentional Interim minister, Ross regularly presents workshops, consults with congregations and organizations and is a trusted mentor to many, a calling to which he brings his certification as a life coach.

He is a husband. father and grandfather. He loves reading and watching sci-fi, traveling, and is delving into cooking and baking.  He is active in the community as a charter member of his local Rotary Club

The Detailed Stuff

Director of United Church Formation
​Director of Diploma in Youth Ministry
Adjunct Faculty at Atlantic School of Theology
Certified Life Coach
Spiritual Director

Education

B.A. (Honours) Queen's University, Kingston ON, 1979
M.Div., Queen's Theological College, Kingston, ON, 1982
M.A, (History), Queen's University, 1982
Th.D. (History), Toronto School of Theology, Toronto, ON, 1992
D. Min, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, 2002