Hello from Rev. Dr. Robert A. Ferrell

Robert Ferrell is a soft spoken gentle guide who honors the opportunities to be a healing manifestation of divine love. As a contemplative practitioner and psychologist, Robert helps seekers who desire to live a contemplative and whole life. May all encounter life in all its fullness, living in relational wholeness, discovering the miracles of love. His guidance and companionship along the journey is grounded in the Contemplative and Perennial1 traditions. Robert’s commitment is to serve others, meeting them where they are, as they come to know something of and for themselves. Thus allowing people to discover their personal spiritual meaning and be awakened to their own sense of the sacred, whether they consider themselves religious or non-religious, spiritual or atheist.

His guidance bears witness to the transformed heart and an abundant life. Robert faithfully companions others to an inner life awakened to responsibility and love that naturally expresses itself through engaged spirituality, in acts of compassionate service. He is a polyhistor of multifaceted interests; spirituality, psychology, neurology, leadership, nonviolence, interfaith, development, contemplation, community . . .

Robert is a psychologist (transpersonal and developmental), minister, and professor. He served in Presbyterian, Methodist, and Unity churches. Additionally, Robert is a graduate of Richard Rohr’s Living School at The Center for Action and Contemplation. Robert is also on the board of the Huntsville Interfaith Mission Service and is a volunteer with the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary. His work centers at the intersection of spirituality and psychology. His academic research and doctoral work focus on the neuropsychology of contemplation (spiritual intelligence). You are invited to join Robert via his daily newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, and Crowdcast live stream.

May peace fill your life, so love will overflow.

On our Contemplative Interbeing website (and associated media), you will find the depth and breadth of a rich and meaningful journey. Please feel free to share your comments and reach out if you have questions or need additional assistance.


Robert founded Contemplative Interbeing in 2015, based on the Christian contemplative tradition and the 14 contemplative trainings.

1The Perennial Tradition encompasses the recurring themes in all of the world’s religions and philosophies that continue to say:

  • There is a Divine Reality underneath and inherent in the world of things,
  • There is in the human soul a natural capacity, similarity, and longing for this Divine Reality, and
  • The final goal of existence is union with this Divine Reality.