John S. Mogabgab
John S. Mogabgab, special projects editor at Upper Room Books, died on August 8, 2014. As special projects editor from 2010–2014, he led the development of A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God and the four books in the Henri J. M. Nouwen Spirituality Series. But John is remembered most at The Upper Room for his leadership as the founding editor of Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life. He devoted 24 years to shepherding this award-winning journal. John also served on the design team and advisory board for The Upper Room’s Academy for Spiritual Formation, and he designed the curriculum for the Academy’s two-year model.
For 33 years John was married to Marjorie J. Thompson, a research fellow at Yale Divinity School who became an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and noted author.
John’s educational background includes an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College (1968) and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary (1972). He went on to Yale University, where he earned an MA in 1974, a Master of Philosophy in 1975, and a doctorate in 1978. At Yale John served from 1975–1980 as the teaching, research, and editorial assistant of the renowned priest and writer Henri Nouwen.