Jane Kuepfer PhD, MDiv, RP
Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging
Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
Jane comes to her research with extensive experience as a spiritual caregiver in long-term care homes and in the community, as a registered psychotherapist, a spiritual director and an ordained Minister in both the Mennonite Church and United Church of Canada. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Emmanuel College, Toronto School of Theology, and a BA from University of Waterloo. Jane completed a doctorate in Human Relationships (Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy) at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary with a dissertation focus in the area of Spirituality and Aging. As part of her role at the RIA, Jane coordinates the Annual Spirituality & Aging Seminar, conducts research, and teaches graduate courses in Spirituality and Aging. She provides workshops, presentations and consultation in the community. Jane enjoys the outdoors in all seasons, colourful quilts, fiddle music, riding tandem bicycle with her husband, and paying attention to people of all ages and stages of life, including their own young-adult children.