Sep 2005－Jan 2008
Chapel Road Baptist Church －
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 2004－Sep 2007
Tel Hai Retirement Community －
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 2002－Aug 2006
Palmer Theological Seminary (formerly Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary) －
King of Prussia (formerly Wynnewood),
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
Learning Through Case Studies
Clergy Representative, National Ethics Committee
Sep 1997－Aug 2004
The Devereux Foundation －
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 1998－Jul 2001
Paoli Memorial Hospital －
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 1985－Jul 2000
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 1980－May 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 1978－May 1980
Assistant Camp Director/ Camp Director
May 1976－Jun 1978
Camp Cherith in the Adirondacks (currently Camp Cedarbook) －
Jr. High Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher
Sep 1970－Jun 1976
St. Joseph School －
Doctor of Ministry in Marriage and Family
Palmer Theological Seminary
King of Prussia ,
Master of Religion - Religious Education
Palmer Theological Seminary
King of Prussia ,
Bachelor of Arts
William Paterson University