The Rev. Robert W. Schaibley is senior pastor of Shepherd of the Springs Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs. Prior to his arrival at Shepherd of the Springs in 1996, Pastor Schaibley served for over nine years as senior pastor at Zion Lutheran Church & School, an urban congregation in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
He has an A.B., Economics degree from The University of Michigan. Pastor Schaibley graduated with a M.Div. degree from the Springfield Seminary and was ordained into the office of the holy ministry in 1972. He did further graduate studies in Philosophical Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield IL, and he reached PhD Candidate status in Systemic Counseling at the University of Wyoming.
He has served parishes in Illinois, Michigan, Wyoming, Indiana, and Colorado as well as on the faculty of Concordia, River Forest.
Pastor Schaibley and his wife Eunice have seven grown children and nine grandchildren.
He served a visionary role in the early years of the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education.