At Pentecost 2004 he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. Professor Schlabach and his wife Joetta are the parents of two sons, Gabriel and Jacob. He is a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in St. Paul, MN, and maintains associate membership at Faith Mennonite Church in Minneapolis.
Gerald W. Schlabach is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology and Ethics from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. in Theological Studies from the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. During much of the 1980s Professor Schlabach worked with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Nicaragua and Honduras on church-related peace and justice assignments. While Professor Schlabach’s interests continue to range widely in issues of peacemaking, social justice, globalization, and the integrity of traditional communities, a unifying theme in his work is his concern to link Christian social ethics with ecclesiology and missiology. He is lead author and editor Just Policing, Not War: An Alternative Response to World Violence (Liturgical Press, 2007); his most recent book is Unlearning Protestantism: Sustaining Christian Community in an Unstable Age.