Ray Mattes, IHM, DMin, LPCC, is a pastoral theologian, professional gerontologist and licensed psychotherapist. He speaks locally and nationally on lifelong spiritual formation and later life development. Ray has served in long-term care administration and as a spiritual director, retreat leader, consultant, coach and facilitator to individuals, not-for-profit organizations, religious communities and churches.
A member of the Immaculate Heart Community of California, Ray is commissioned for ministry through the Federation of Christian Ministries. He holds a doctorate in counseling and spiritual care from Wesley Theological Seminary and a master’s degree in pastoral theology from Loyola Marymount University. In addition, he holds masters’ degrees in gerontology and public administration from the University of Southern California, and a certificate in Franciscan studies from the University of St. Francis.