Rev. Jack Abel MDiv. M.B.A
Addiction chaplaincy, ritual design and implementation, spiritual counseling, weddings, retreats, 12-step recovery, organizational consulting, diversity training.
Individuals, couples, particular individuals and families affected by addiction. Persons seeking guidance for weddings o other ritual services when their backgrounds include different faith traditions.
SPIRITUAL ORIENTATION: Interfaith
Caron Treatment Centers, P.O. Box 150
Wernersville, Pennsylvania, 19565
Rev. Jack Abel, M.Div., M.B.A., ordained to interfaith ministry by The New Seminary in 2010, is the Director of Spiritual Care for Caron Treatment Centers in Wernersville, PA. He provides leadership in the integration of spiritual care with other disciplines across the continuum of treatment, from intake to outpatient and alumni services. Rev. Jack has a long history of involvement in ministry for and with the 12-step community, including the development of 12-step worship services and counseling, lecture, and retreat ministries for recovering persons.
He served previously as a United Methodist pastor and was an endorsed chaplain for substance abuse ministry of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Jack has a long history of community involvement including service with agencies to combat poverty, protect civil liberties, and provide HIV/AIDS prevention and support. His areas of expertise include interfaith spirituality, 12-step recovery, Christian theology, ritual studies, and grief recovery.
Rev. Jack received his Master of Divinity summa cum laude from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC in 1998. He pursued doctoral studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, holds an MBA from Wilmington College in Delaware, and is a graduate of the New Seminary for interfaith studies in New York City, New York. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy.
AWAIC INVOLVEMENT: Conference Presenter 2015, Leadership Council