Gary J. Boelhower, PhD is professor of theology and religious studies at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, where he teaches courses in ethics, spirituality, theology and leadership. 

His poems have been published in the following anthologies: Cancer Poetry Project 2, Migrations: Poetry and Prose for Life's Transitions, Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude, Trail Guide to the Northland Experience in Prints and Poetry, Response: Poetry and Prints from the Lake Superior Writers and the Northern Printmakers Alliance, and County Lines: 87 Minnesota Counties 130 Minnesota Poets, and in Freshwater Review, Pathways, Out of Words, Shavings, and Willow Review. His poem "Jacob's Ladder" won the 2012 Foley Prize in poetry from America magazine.

He has held leadership positions in higher education including Dean of Graduate Studies and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He is co-founder of the Center for Spirituality and Leadership at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  He consults, coaches, speaks and publishes on values, team spirit, professional ethics, respectful workplaces, dialogue, wise decision-making, authentic leadership, religious pluralism and process theology.


About the Author

Gary Boelhower is a life-seasoned, perceptive, courageously-honest poet.  We need his voice, his insight and depth, his engaging message of love and truth.   Ellen Kort, first poet laureate of Wisconsin 2000-2004, author of If Death Were A WomanUncle Jake and Sing Back My Bones

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