AreaReligion, Psychology and Culture
B.A. Concordia College (1976)
M.Div. Wartburg Theological Seminary (1981)
Ph.D. Vanderbilt Divinity School (1996)
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Pastoral Theology and Counseling
Evon O. Flesberg, M.Div., Ph.D., LCPT, is assistant professor of the practice of pastoral theology and pastoral counseling. The founder of A Talking Place Pastoral Counseling Service in Brentwood, Tennessee, Flesberg is a diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She earned the baccalaureate from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and the master of divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. Ordained as a pastor for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Flesberg has served two different congregations in Iowa for nine years. She earned a doctorate in religion from Vanderbilt University.
In 2008, Abingdon Press published Flesberg’s The Switching Hour: Kids of Divorce Say Good-bye Again. Her research interests include John Dewey’s Art as Experience and its implications for practical theology; issues of sexuality; the topics of theology and care related to shame, guilt, crises, transition; and children’s accommodation of moving between parents. She is passionate about fostering the development of leaders who extend care in and beyond religious organizations and who work to establish justice for individuals, families, institutions, as well as for local and worldwide communities.