Assistant Professor of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling; Director of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Programs
Dr. Janet McCormack has served as the Director of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling at Denver Seminary since 1998 to the present. Jan is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains, an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Certified Educator, Pastoral Counseling Educator with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and Director of Research for the Military Chaplains Association. She holds, and has held, membership and leadership positions in numerous counseling and chaplaincy professional organizations.
Educationally, Dr. McCormack holds a DMin. Degree in Executive Leadership from Denver Seminary in Colorado, an MDiv. Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in North Carolina, and a BA degree in Social Work from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania.
Rev. McCormack was ordained by the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. in 1978. She is a retired Air Force Chaplain with 22 years’ experience in military chaplaincy where she pastored in five states and three foreign countries. In addition to her military career, Jan has experience as a hospital, police, prison, crisis and disaster, institutional, NASCAR & Drag racing chaplain. Her counseling expertise is as a brief therapist and in crisis, trauma and disaster work.
Jan has served as consultant to the U.S. Army Chaplaincy on Mentoring, as a subject matter expert to the U.S. Navy Chaplaincy on Institutional Excellence and was on the US Air Force Chief of the Chaplains Service’s Leaving a Legacy Mentoring team. She is a crisis and trauma consultant, Rapid Response team member and faculty for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s "His Presence in Crisis" program. She has deployed as a chaplain and crisis interventionist, CISM team member and Crisis and Trauma Instructor following many crises in the US, South Korea, Turkey, Cuba, Indonesia and Guatemala.
Dr. McCormack is a frequent presenter at professional organizations and seminars, has contributed articles on chaplaincy and counseling topics to several journals and is co-author with Naomi Paget of the book, The Work of the Chaplain. She has a co-authored book, Prayers beyond the Sanctuary: Representing the Holy in a Multifaith World under currently contract.
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The Work of the Chaplain (Work of the Church). Judson Press, 2006.