DR. GILBERT W. BOWEN is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. He received his M.Div. and his D.Min. from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and his Doctor of Humane Letters from National Lewis University in Evanston, Illinois.

Dr. Bowen served several congregations in the United States and Germany, and is the author of several books. He retired in 2007 after serving 37 years as Senior Minister of the Kenilworth Union Church of Kenilworth, Illinois, a North Shore Chicago suburb. During his ministry there, the congregation grew from 300 to 3200 adult members.