Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation

Expertise:

  • Spiritual Direction
  • Medieval Spirituality
  • Congregational Formation
  • Contemplative Prayer
  • United Methodist Studies

Education:

  • B.A., Baylor University, 1990
  • M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, 1994
  • D.Min., Asbury Theological Seminary, 2003
  • Ph.D., Brunel University/London School of Theology, 2008

Dr. Michael C. Voigts is associate professor of Spiritual Formation at Asbury Theological Seminary. Before coming to Asbury he spent 24 years in pastoral ministry. He is currently a member of the Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church.

He received a B.A. from Baylor University; an M.Div. and D.Min. from Asbury Theological Seminary; and a Ph.D. from Brunel University through London School of Theology.

Dr. Voigts’ academic interests lie in personal and community spiritual direction, and in drawing connections between spiritual traditions in the global church. His studies in medieval spiritual direction, particularly through the Cistercian monastic tradition, have discovered connections with historic Wesleyan discipleship and in modern understandings of personal and community formation. He is a member of the Lay Cistercians of Gethsemani Abbey.

In addition to several articles, he is the author of Letters of Ascent: Spiritual Direction in the Letters of Bernard of Clairvaux (Wipf & Stock, 2013).

Dr. Voigts is married to Sheryl (Bonney) Voigts. They have two grown children.