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Janet R. McCormack, DMin

Associate Professor; ACPE National Faculty Certified Educator

Dr. Jan McCormack serves as Associate faculty of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling at Denver Seminary. An ACPE Educator, she is the Director for the seminary’s CPE Programs; a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains; and a Pastoral Educator with the former American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

Dr. McCormack holds a D.Min. degree in Executive Leadership; an M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; and a BA degree in Social Work from Lock Haven University. The American Baptist Churches-USA. ordained Rev. McCormack in 1978 and she is currently serving as the chair of the ABC-USA Endorsement Committee.

Chaplain Jan is a retired Air Force Chaplain with 22 years’ experience pastoring in five states and three foreign countries. Jan has experience as a hospital, police, prison, crisis and disaster, institutional, NASCAR, and drag racing chaplaincies. 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 Military Chaplains Association and a 2023 Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Jan served as subject matter expert consultant to all three branches of the military chaplaincy chiefs and  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, denominations, and churches. She 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.

Listen to Dr. Janet McCormack on Engage360:


  • The Work of a Chaplain (Work of the Church). Judson Press, 2006.