The Rev. Ed Henley began his study of Bowen family systems theory in 1987. He participated in the Postgraduate Program at the Bowen Center from 2014-2017 and has been a presenter at the Clergy Day sponsored by the Bowen Center in 2016 and 2017. He joined the faculty of the Bowen Center in 2017.

His clergy experience includes interim service in nine congregations, as well as a pastorate of sixteen years (1997-2013). This service included the merger of two congregations, sale of properties, and the building of a new campus. He is a graduate of the General Theological Seminary, NYC (1978), and New College, Sarasota, FL (1972), and continues his service in the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida.

His understanding is that Bowen theory focuses us on our own growth (which is the hardest work of all). It can give us a way to understand how religious organizations function, and how clergy can live and lead in these emotional systems.