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Ava Rogers
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Interim Minister Sep 2005Jan 2008 Chapel Road Baptist Church Doe Run, PA Preached weekly.
Counseled with adults, children, youth.
Co-planned and co-led numerous special events; i.e., anniversary celebration, Bible School, Missions programs.
Part time Chaplain Feb 2004Sep 2007 Tel Hai Retirement Community Honey Brook, PA Counseled with residents who were ill, dying, in the midst of bereavement, and those who had spiritual  or other relational needs,
Developed and taught courses for area clergy on issues of spirituality in the elderly, death and dying, ethical decision-making, and bio-medical ethics issues at the end of life.
Designed and implemented sessions for local congregations on living wills,  power of attorney, and advanced medical directives for medical decision-making at the end of life.
Created and led a Living History program which paired local youth with retirement residents. Students learned about the individual and the era in which s/he lived, comparing current trends and issues affecting students with past events and issues for the residents. At the end of the sessions together, students wrote the story of the resident's life.
Preached periodically and co-created worship experiences for various ecclesiastical holy days.
Interim Director of Supervised Ministries and Associate Professor Jan 2002Aug 2006 Palmer Theological Seminary (formerly Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary) King of Prussia (formerly Wynnewood), PA Designed and led training and planning sessions for faculty in the Supervised Ministries Department.
Developed and implemented training courses for local clergy who had a Palmer student in an internship position at their church.
Created and taught semester-long courses for internship students centered around parish issues.
Designed and taught seminary courses such as:
   Spirituality in the face of Death and Dying
   Children Facing Trauma
   Children and Spiritual Development
   Clergy Ethics
   Learning Through Case Studies
Clergy Representative, National Ethics Committee Sep 1997Aug 2004 The Devereux Foundation Villanova, PA Attended monthly Ethics Committee meetings where we reviewed ethical issues in case form for the organisation.
Co-created annual  national Ethics Symposiums, participating and leading as requested.
Hospital and Hospice Chaplain Sep 1998Jul 2001 Paoli Memorial Hospital Paoli, PA Visited patients and family member dealing with issues raised in the face of illness or dying. Visited in hospital and made home visits as well,
Designed and officiated at patient or staff funeral/memorial services as requested.
Created and officiated at patient or staff weddings as requested
Counseled with children and adolescents who had experienced loss or had a family member who was chronically ill or dying. Developed groups in local junior highs and high schools for this purpose as requested. Wrote for and received a grant for this program. Worked in conjunction with school faculty. Also worked with individual children from grades K-5 as needed.
Participated in the PMH Ethics Committee and the Main Line Health Ethics Committee.
Acted as liaison with local clergy.
Designed and taught bio-medical ethics for the school partnership program.
Facilitated bereavement groups for adults in the community.
Locations of responsibility included the emergency department, oncology unit, cancer center, ICU/CCU, telemetry unit, general medical units, general surgical units, maternity and delivery units,
Responded to any emergency situations 24/7.
Individual, Couple, and Family Therapist Mar 1985Jul 2000 Private Practitioner Counseled children, youth, individuals struggling with various issues of growth/development and special needs.
Designed and led numerous workshops and courses for local churches and other non-profit groups centered around issues of death and dying, grief and bereavement, parenting issues, family matters, spirituality..
Counseled couples and families struggling with issues of trust-building, fairness, and justice within their relationships.
Minister of Christian Education Jun 1980May 1988 Parish work in three different churches and denominations Developed and taught adult education courses.
Trained church school leaders in methodologies and teaching principles
Counseled with children, youth, and families.
Taught seminars and workshops for regional staff and clergy.
Participated on the Education Committee of the PA Council of Churches.
Created, planned, led youth group activities, retreats.
Designed church/ Sunday School curricula.
Trained youth workers,
Preached monthly or quarterly.
Worked on MAR degree Jan 1978May 1980 Seminarian
Assistant Camp Director/ Camp Director May 1976Jun 1978 Camp Cherith in the Adirondacks (currently Camp Cedarbook) Corinth, NY
Jr. High Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher Sep 1970Jun 1976 St. Joseph School West Milford, NJ
D.Min. : Doctor of Ministry in Marriage and Family May 1996 Palmer Theological Seminary King of Prussia , PA
M.A.R : Master of Religion - Religious Education May 1980 Palmer Theological Seminary King of Prussia , PA
Bachelor of Arts : Education May 1969 William Paterson University Wayne, NJ
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Previous Companies:

  • Chapel Road Baptist Church
  • Tel Hai Retirement Community
  • Palmer Theological Seminary formerly Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Previous Job Positions:

  • Interim Minister
  • Part time Chaplain
  • Interim Director of Supervised Ministries and Associate Professor
  • Clergy Representative
  • National Ethics Committee


  • Palmer Theological Seminary
  • William Paterson University

Level of Education:

  • D.Min.
  • M.A.R
  • Bachelor of Arts

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