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About Thomas W Schwartz

I am a doctoral student specializing in the psychology of religion and spirituality. Specifically, I am studying the effects of centering prayer and mindfulness meditation on human health and well-being.


Present Pastor, Walden University

Research Interests

Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, United Methodist Theology, Non-Profit Leadership, Management, and Budgeting, Program Evaluation, and Grant Writing

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Honors and Awards

  • Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honor Society


  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Critical Thinking
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • World Religions
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • New Testament
  • Issues in Marketing

Contact Information

Smith United Methodist Church
1215 Smith Church Road
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870