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. She completed a doctorate in Human Relationships (Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy) at Martin Luther University College with a dissertation focus in the area of Spirituality and Aging, and has a Master of Divinity degree from Emmanuel College, Toronto School of Theology, and a BA from the University of Waterloo. 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 at Conrad Grebel University College. She also provides workshops, presentations and consultations in the community. Recent highlights include convening the 9th International Conference on Ageing & Spirituality online and collaborating with researchers and practitioners worldwide to bring the 10th International Conference to Waterloo. As a complement to her role with the RIA, Jane enjoys sharing life with older adults as the Spiritual Life Facilitator at the Village at University Gates Retirement Home.