About Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay

Rev. Bobbie McKay, Ph.D., is a UCC minister, author and licensed psychologist. Rev. McKay cocreated the Spiritual Health Center, NFP, and conducted a research study on spiritual life in the United Church of Christ. Based on the findings of this study, Spiritual Life Teams were born, and the study has been extended to the Episcopal church, the Catholic church and the Reform Jewish Community in the greater Chicago area as well as to Islamic populations in New York, Illinois and Florida. Rev. McKay currently works as pastoral associate in Spiritual Life at Glenview Community Church in Glenview, Illinois.

Recent Blog Posts

The “Gift” Of Life

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  May 09, 2024

Caregiving for a New Generation

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  February 29, 2024

Generally speaking, there are three kinds of caretaking situations: (1) Those which occur within the family structure; (2) Those occasions outside the family structure;..

Pink Means Transformation

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  January 18, 2024

I had never planned on going into the ministry when I graduated from college in 1953. As a matter of fact, I didn’t have much of a plan for my future at all. In those..

A Christmas that Only God Could Plan!

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  December 21, 2023

I was standing on the deck of the USS Winston - one of the Navy’s finest cargo carriers getting underway at the San Diego Naval Station in June of 1953.

Our Race with Time

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  November 23, 2023

On November 23rd, this year, I will celebrate my 92nd birthday with the same words I’ve been using for the past few years: “Where DID the time go? What did I do with the..

Responding to the Pain and Reality of Ageism

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  September 14, 2023

It was summer, 2023, and life was good and the living was “easy”. And into that wonderful and special time came an invitation to my fourth grandchild’s wedding and a..

An Old Form of Ageism…Gone, But Not Forgotten!

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  August 10, 2023

My mother loved to work. She was a “Housewares Buyer” at Marshall Fields and Company, a large department store in Chicago and the suburbs around Chicago. She never went..

You Have Permission to…Teach Me What I Need to Know and I Will Listen

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  July 06, 2023

I was giving a talk to a large group of older women living in a facility for Holocaust survivors. I had done several large studies on spiritual life in mainstream..

You Have the Gift. NOW USE IT!

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  May 18, 2023

I was sitting in the office of my advisor at Garrett Theological Seminary. It was my last appointment on the last day of my final week in seminary. And it was a time of..