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

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..

The Abundant Grace of Chance Encounters

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  April 13, 2023

I have had the privilege and joy of two careers. After God called me into ministry, God gently reminded me I wasn’t quite finished yet. Waiting in the wings was an..

God's Other Name is Always Surprise!

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  February 16, 2023

I was an ordinary housewife, living in a suburb outside of Chicago with three children and one husband, one dog and a life plan that was not exactly written in..

When God Becomes Real

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  January 12, 2023

I was at my computer, minding my own business, when Lew walked by my desk carrying a Bible. Lew is my husband and we both worked at home. It wasn’t too unusual to see..

Waiting for Dr. McGuigan and God

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  December 15, 2022

In the “olden” days, before all the electronic miracles that consume our lives today, there was a phenomenon that doesn’t exist today. It was utterly reliable,..

Becoming a modest "techie" in my 90's!

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  September 29, 2022

I used to think that mastering the typewriter was a major accomplishment! I had an interest in learning how to type when I was in 4th grade. Gratefully the local..