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Joel Jueckstock

Job Titles

  • Adjunct Professor of Spiritual and Personal Formation
    Bethel Seminary
  • Professor
    Ministry (M.A.), Bethel Seminary

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel University - B.A., 2005
  • Bethel Seminary - M.Div., 2008
  • Luther Seminary - Ph.D., 2016

Areas of expertise

practical theology; pastoral care and counseling; personal and spiritual formation; grief, loss and transition; chaplaincy; leadership; bioethics.


Rev. Joel Jueckstock, a native to Minnesota, completed his undergraduate studies at Bethel University and earned a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy at Bethel Seminary. He completed a Clinical Pastoral Education residency at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN. He served as chaplain at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics and Presbyterian Homes and Services prior to taking his current position, Supervisor, Spiritual Care at Maple Grove Hospital. Joel is ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church and earned a Ph.D. in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

Courses Taught

Spiritual and Personal Formation: Foundations and Traditions

Spiritual and Personal Formation: Integration Seminar

Introduction to Pastoral Care


Jueckstock, Joel A., and Kyle J. Vlach. “Claiming a Substantive View of Presence: The Significance of the Pastor’s Self,” Covenant Quarterly vol. 73, nos. 3/4, 2015, 30-39.

Jueckstock, Joel A. “Discovering Intimacy: A Chaplain’s Journey in the Garden of Eden,” Spiritual Life vol. 55 no. 2, 2009, 67-72.

Jueckstock, Joel A. “The Practice of Gratitude,” Share: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support 24, no. 6, 2015, 16.


Family Centered Care at the Time of Perinatal Loss: A Chaplain and Nurse Team Approach

Bethel University (St. Paul, MN), April 28, 2016

Claiming a Substantive View of Presence

The Northwest Conference (ECC) (Minneapolis, MN), April 1, 2016

Infant and Child Loss: A Pastoral Approach

The Northwest Conference (New Brighton, MN), March 17, 2016

Faith in Suffering

Salem Covenant Church (New Brighton, MN), February, 2014

Sin & Confession

Salem Covenant Church (New Brighton, MN), February 2, 2014

Atonement & Resurrection

Salem Covenant Church (New Brighton MN), February 9, 2014

Dying, Death, and End of Life Care

Maple Grove Hospital (Maple Grove, MN), February 2013 and November 2015

Certificates and Licenses

Schwartz Center Rounds, Facilitator

NYU Langone Medical Center (New York, New York), 2014

Advance Care Planning, Certification

Honoring Choices MN & North Memorial Medical Center (Robbinsdale, MN), 2014

Clinical Ethics Mediation

University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Prepare / Enrich, Certification

Bethel Seminary (St. Paul, MN), 2008

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Ordained to Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church

Hobbies and Interests

Spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, running, and cycling