Welcome Rev. Dr. Inba Joshua Inbarasu

Pastor Inbarasu grew up in Vellore, a town near Madras (Chennai) City, South India. He is an ordained minister and affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He began his ministry as a theological educator, Pastor and later moved into hospital chaplaincy ministry in India. He served as a senior chaplain in the Christian Medical College and Hospital Vellore, India. This is the second largest Medical College and Hospital in Asia. He provided leadership in Chaplaincy education for ten years, and had the opportunity to be the pioneer in coordinating the first kind of Clinical Pastoral Education in India. Pastor Inbarasu’s love for pastoral education and ministry led him to the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Supervisory education. Inbarasu began his CPE supervisory journey in the Advocate Health System, Chicago and completed his training at the Iowa Health System, Des Moines. He had many opportunities to work at various hospitals in these systems and supervised Interns and Residents in the Institution and communities. In May 2007, he was certified as a Full CPE Supervisor with Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). He is also certified as a Board Certified Chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). He received certificate of Endorsement from ELCA/LCMS Inter-Lutheran Coordinating Committee for Specialized Pastoral Education and Clinical Education. Pastor Inbarasu specialized in Clinical Pastoral Education, Chaplaincy ministry, Theology, Missiology, Counseling, Pastoral care, and Palliative care. His doctoral work focused on the Asian Indian Perspective of Nishka’makarma in Clinical Pastoral Education. He is married, and his wife is a bio-medical scientist and an educator. They have a son who is currently doing his Medical Residency. Inbarasu is also interested in the development of cross cultural and international CPE. He has traveled extensively in India involving in the missionary work. He is actively involved in our local community and church and has a passion for providing pastoral care and training to individuals who give pastoral care. He participated in the medical mission work in Tanzania in 2008 and also participated in the 12th International Seminar in Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Center, Wittenberg, Germany in 2015. He received 2016 Emerging Leader Award in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Inc. He received a D.Min., Doctor of Ministry in Religion and Health , Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago (2007): M.Th., Master of Theology in Missiology, SAIACS, Bangalore, India (1991); M.A., in Public Administration, S.V. University, Tirupati, India (1989); M.A., in Philosophy, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India (1986); B.D., Bachelor of Divinity, Bishop’s College, Calcutta (1984); B.Th., Bachelor in Theology, in South India Biblical Seminary, Bangarapet, India (1983). Pr. Inbarasu says, “I am grateful to God’s call in my life and for our church to extend this call for me to serve in the specialized ministry setting. He served as chaplain educator and Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor (CPE supervisor) and program Director in Alegent Creighton/CHI Health System from 2008-2017. In 2017 Pastor Inbarasu received from ELCA Ecclesiastical Endorsement for Veterans Affairs Chaplaincy and currently serving as ACPE Certified Educator in Veteran Affairs Health Care System. I do God’s mission by providing pastoral care and training others in providing pastoral care. I am so grateful for God’s call in my Life. As I am in the specialized setting, I get opportunity to journey with pastors, lay minister, Seminarians and all those who are passionate to provide pastoral care. I am actively involved in our local community and church. I have passion for providing pastoral care and training others to provide pastoral care. I am excited being part of God’s mission and feel the call to serve our synod and with Faith Ambassadors Lutheran Parish Congregations.

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