About Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.

The Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D. is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and a licensed psychologist. She has completed a very large research study on “Spiritual Life in Mainstream Interfaith Congregations” with over 3000 participants in the study. From that extensive study, she created the “Spiritual Life Team Program” which enables people to identify and share their spiritual lives in a small group, non-psychologically oriented, setting. The groups have been 100% successful in enabling people to identify and share their spiritual lives. Dr. McKay is the minister of Spiritual Life at the Glenview Community Church. She celebrated her 50th anniversary of ordination in 2020. Dr. McKay was married to Lewis Musil who died in 2019. She has seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren!

Recent Blog Posts

It’s Not Fair and It’s Not Your Fault!

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  October 26, 2023

Shannon was our first grandchild, and she entered this world early, spending her first month in an intensive care nursery for premature infants. Tiny and rosy-red from..

Lucas and My Front Door

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  November 17, 2022

Lucas is my third great grandchild, almost six months old, and thriving! He is cute, fun, smart, and playful as described by his unbiased great grandmother (me) whose..

Community As Agent of Hope

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  July 28, 2022

My plan was well organized, thoughtful and simple. After my husband died, I moved into an independent living arrangement in a large facility for seniors. My apartment..

Gretchen and God

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  July 14, 2022

Gretchen is an amazing woman and a legend in our church. Businesswoman, wife, mother, sister, friend, actively engaged in the growth and the leadership of the church,..

The Unexpected Journey

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  May 05, 2022

It started out as a thought - an unspoken idea: “An inquiry into the meaning of the words, ‘Spiritual Healing’”. It came out of my life as a psychologist where we talked..

The Amazing Miracle of Music

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  February 17, 2022

Her name was Emma MacDonald. She was a single lady, at that time known as a spinster: a woman dedicated to the training and teaching of piano lessons for young children...

An Ordinary Day And Then God Arrived!

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  January 27, 2022

I had put the job off for several weeks. Excuses were easy: I don’t have time now; it’s not really important; no one will notice. But my compulsive-work-oriented-self..


By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  December 02, 2021

At this time each year, we are invited into a trilogy of seasons: the end of summer; the entrance of fall and the amazingly beautiful season of Advent. It is as if God..

My New Special Fall Friends

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  September 30, 2021

Like so many other people, fall is my favorite season. I love the special warmth of the sun as it penetrates my skin. I marvel at the emerging colors that surround me in..