Richard A. Schonhoff
Richard A. Schonhoff holds a BA degree in Health Administration from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri and an MA in Pastoral Ministry from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. He has been involved in teaching religious studies for twenty years, the last ten of which have been at the college level. During this same time he also served as Pastoral Minister at churches in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Avidly interested in Social Justice issues he served on the Board of Directors of the East Valley Men's Center in Mesa, Arizona assisting in its inception and implementation as a center for training and rehabilitation of homeless men with a view toward re-integrating them into society and their own residences. Academic interests include contextual theology and the role of American culture in shaping religious expression and the ways that religion can utilize culture to attain their goals and increase membership. He is currently developing a text book on the role of religion in a post-modern world. With an interest in liturgy, he has published several articles in various liturgical magazines.