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Resources and Videos from Past Spiritual Direction Workshops

April 21, 2018 – Beyond the Myths of Grief: Wisdom for Spiritual Accompaniment

Co-sponsored by the Office of Ignatian Spirituality and Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

Presenter: Melissa Kelley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry


About Dr. Kelley:

Melissa M. Kelley is associate professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling and the faculty director of the Professional Ministry Practicum at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Previously, she was on the faculty of Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. She has many years of pastoral-clinical experience, including serving as a campus minister for 14 years at both Boston College and Emmanuel College in Boston. She holds a PhD from Boston University in pastoral psychology. 

Dr. Kelley is a fellow and nationally certified pastoral counselor through the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She is also certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement through the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the primary organization in the country for all bereavement researchers, educators, and clinicians. She is a pastoral formation guide with the Metropolitan Boston Association of the United Church of Christ and is the author of Grief: Contemporary Theory and the Practice of Ministry, published in 2010 by Augsburg Fortress Press.

November 4, 2017 – Adult Psychological Development and Spiritual Maturity: Ignatian Spirituality Across the Life Cycle

Co-sponsored by the Office of Ignatian Spirituality and Le Moyne College

Presenter: Rev. David McCallum, S.J., Ed.D., Vice President for Mission Integration and Development, Le Moyne College


About Fr. McCallum:

David McCallum, S.J., Ed.D, is a Jesuit priest who serves as the Vice President for Mission Integration and Development at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. He is an assistant professor of Management and Leadership, and served as both the interim dean of the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne, and the interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Le Moyne. His education includes a B.A. in English with Integral Honors from Le Moyne College, an M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University, an M.Div. and a Pontifical License in Theology from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University. Fr. McCallum serves as a facilitator for non-profit and educational strategic planning, provides developmentally informed coaching, and delivers leadership development programs and spiritual retreats internationally. He helped to found The Jesuit Collaborative (now the Office of Ignatian Spirituality) and the Contemplative Leaders In Action program for the Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus. He also helped to found and lead the Mission Integration Institute at the University of San Diego. His research interests include adult learning and development, group relations, leadership and organizational development, collaborative developmental action research, mission integration, and spiritual maturation.


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