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Dr. David Sherbino

Professor of Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry Doctor of Ministry Program Spiritual Formation Track Coordinator

 Email: dsherb [at] tyndale.ca

Academic Credentials

  • BA, University of Ottawa, 1970
  • BTh, Tyndale College, 1971
  • MPS, St. Paul University, 1975
  • STM, McGill University, 1976
  • Diploma in Ministry, Presbyterian College, McGill University, 1976
  • Diploma in Spiritual Direction, Pecos Benedictine Abbey, 1976
  • DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1986
  • CSD (Certified Spiritual Director), Canadian Council of Professional Certification, 1999
  • CT (Certified Thanatologist), American Association of Death Educators and Counselors, 2002
  • FT (Fellow in Thanatology), American Association of Death Educators and Counselors, 2009, 2013, 2016
  • CSDS (Certified Spiritual Director Supervisor), Canadian Council of Professional Certification, 2010
  • CTPS (Certified Thanatologist Pastoral Specialist), Canadian Council of Professional Certification (Global), 2019

Areas of Specialization

Pastoral Counselling, Worship, Spiritual Formation, Leadership, Thanatology


Dr. Sherbino has been a faculty member at Tyndale Seminary since 1987, serving previously as Chair of the Pastoral Ministries Department, Coordinator of the Worship and Liturgy program and Dean of the Chapel. He is presently coordinating the master’s program in Spiritual Formation and the doctoral track in Spiritual Formation. Dr. Sherbino has served as the lead minister in several congregations in Canada and is presently Minister in Association with The Presbyterian Church in Canada.

A commissioned officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, he served for four years as Regimental Chaplain to the Queen’s York Rangers. A popular speaker and church consultant, he regularly addresses various church and ministry groups in Canada and overseas. He has written many articles for church press publications and has recently published Foundations for Christian Living; The  Marriage Preparation Manual ; the award winning books  Re:Connect: Spiritual Exercises to Develop Intimacy with God; Living, Dying, Living Forever; and Renew: A Basic Guide for a Personal Retreat. His work on spiritual formation has been produced on several videos. Dr. Sherbino is involved as visiting professor at various theological schools, including the South Asia Institute for Advanced Christian Studies (India), the Alliance Biblical Seminary (The Philippines), BGST (Singapore), and at McMaster Divinity College (Hamilton, ON).

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