Dr. Jan McCormack serves as ACPE Educator and Center Director for the Denver Seminary CPE Center, Chair of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Programs, and Associate faculty at Denver Seminary. She is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC); an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Certified Educator; a Pastoral Counseling Educator with the former American Association of Pastoral Counselors; Military Chaplains Association (MCA) Director of Research; Marsh Center for Chaplain Studies board member; and Chaplaincy Innovation Lab advisor. She has been a board member for ACPE, APC, and the MCA.
Dr. McCormack’s DMin. degree is in Executive Leadership from Denver Seminary; her MDiv. Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; and a BA degree in Social Work from Lock Haven University. The American Baptist Churches-UASA. ordained Rev. McCormack in 1978. She serves as the chair of the ABC-USA Endorsement Committee.
Chaplain Jan retired as an Air Force Chaplain with 22 years’ experience pastoring in five states and three foreign countries. Jan has further experience as a hospital, police, prison, crisis and disaster, institutional, NASCAR and drag racing chaplain. Her counseling expertise is as a brief therapist and in crisis, trauma, and disaster work. She holds the National Citizen Award for 2021 from the MCA.
Jan served as consultant to the USA Chaplaincy on mentoring, as a subject matter expert to the USN Chaplaincy on Institutional Excellence and on the USAF Chief of the Chaplains Service’s Leaving a Legacy mentoring team. She taught in the Billy Graham Association’s “His Presence in Crisis” program. She has deployed as a chaplain and crisis interventionist, CISM team member, and Crisis and Trauma Instructor in the US, South Korea, Turkey, Cuba, Indonesia, and Guatemala. Dr. McCormack is a frequent presenter at professional organizations and seminars and has contributed articles on chaplaincy and counseling topics to several journals. She co-authored the book, The Work of the Chaplain. Her second book, Prayers beyond the Sanctuary: Representing the Holy in a Multifaith World is in progress.
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- The Work of a Chaplain (Work of the Church). Judson Press, 2006.