Hebert Palomino

Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling


  • B.A., Wayland Baptist University
  • M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A., University of Texas at Canyon, Tx
  • Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Additional studies: Universidad Libre, School of Medicine, Baptist Theological Seminary Cali, Colombia


Hebert Palomino, prior to coming to GWU, served as a Baptist Missionary to Peru and Paraguay for 25 years. He taught at the Baptist seminaries there. He also served as pastor in churches in Colombia and in the US. He teaches a variety of Pastoral Care and Counseling courses, among them being Introduction to Pastoral Care & Counseling, Pastoral Care of Families, Crisis Intervention, Family Systems Theory, Mental Health and Spirituality, The Christian Ministry, Pastoral Care through the Life Cycle.

He has been a Guest Professor to Seminaries in Colombia, Chile, and recently involved in a Counseling Program in Cuba. He coordinated the heart transplant team at the Baptist Hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay, served as a Family Counselor and Chaplain there facilitating a basic unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. Dr. Palomino is a Founder Member of the Paraguayan Palliative Medicine. For the last 15 years he has served as Member Care for the Missionaries in the Americas with the International Mission Board, train and assist other Hispanic missionaries who serve in the 10/40 window. He has authored two books in Spanish, Introduction to Christian Counseling and Pastoral Care for the New Millennium, and published diverse media materials in Spanish on the family as well

Dr. Palomino is originally from Colombia, S.A.. He is married to Karen, and they are the parents of four children and five grandchildren.