Bishop Guy L. Glimp, S.T.M. is pleased to announce the establishment of a Jurisdictional Chaplaincy Department for the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. With this new department, he has appointed Chaplain Jackie Ravenel as Chaplain Commissioner under the Office of the Bishop.
Chaplain Ravenel earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Penn State University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary. She has completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education and a residency at York WellSpan & Memorial Hospitals in York, PA. Currently, she serves as a part-time staff chaplain at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital.
Chaplain Ravenel has been endorsed and serves as a chaplain for the Church of God in Christ, Inc. She has been a member of the historic Lingo Memorial Church of God in Christ for more than thirty years and faithfully serves in numerous capacities. She also serves in the Harrisburg District and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.
The Jurisdictional Chaplaincy Department will offer:
-Educational opportunities on pastoral care for laity and clergy, e.g. active listening, appropriate prayers, confidentiality, end-of-life care and planning, self-care, etc.
-Information about warning signs when entering a hospital, e.g. ICU, isolation rooms, and visitation protocol
– Understanding of the role of pastoral care and pastoral authority as a representative of the jurisdiction and COGIC, Inc.
– Support for existing and aspiring chaplains
– Acknowledgements for our Military persons and families
– Information concerning the necessary requirements for endorsement by the national Chaplaincy Department, e.g. education and training*
If you are interested in joining this department, please complete the form (the link is attached at the top of this page) and email it to Chaplain Ravenel. Inquiries and forms should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 26, 2019.
*The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Chaplaincy Department will not offer chaplaincy endorsements or ordinations. Individuals must fulfill the requirements set forth by Church of God in Christ, Inc. Chaplain Commissioner and the department’s Endorsing Committee.