"Presbyterian Outlook" editor set as visiting pastor

Release Date: 9/1/2010

Clarksville, Ark. --- The Rev. Dr. John H. "Jack" Haberer, Jr., editor-in-chief and publisher of "The Presbyterian Outlook," will be the visiting pastor at University of the Ozarks on the week of Sept. 20-25 as part of the university's Pastoral Study Leave Program.

Haberer will be the guest speaker at the university’s weekly Chapel Service at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Since 2006 Haberer has led The Presbyterian Outlook, an independent, national, weekly magazine serving the leadership of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Long known as the “thought leader” of the denomination, the Outlook has been published for 65 years in Richmond, Va., and is an outgrowth of other publications that date back to 1818.

Born in New York City, Haberer went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, N.Y., and a master’s of divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He earned his doctorate in ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia.

Haberer served as pastor of Clear Lake Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas, from 1994 to 2005 before taking over as editor-in-chief at the Outlook. He has written two books and is widely known for his skills in bridge-building and bringing reconciliation. He is also a much-sought-after speaker for major conferences. He and his wife Barbara have two children and three grandchildren.

The Pastoral Study Leave Program was established in 2005 by university trustee The Rev. Dr. James R. Struthers of Stillwater, Okla., to bring Presbyterian pastors to the U of O campus for personal and professional development. Haberer is the tenth visiting pastor to take part in the program.


Learn more about the Struthers Pastoral Study Leave Program.