The Rev. John A. Donnelly

  • Priest and Hospice Chaplain
  • Board Certified Crisis Chaplain


The Rev. John A. Donnelly has been an Episcopal priest for 25 years. Since 1991, he and his wife, the Rev. Ellen Donnelly, have served as Co-Rectors of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Wayne, NJ ( He also serves a a hospice chaplain at Life Source Services Hospice, Paramus, NJ.

Fr. Donnelly's focus is upon pastoral and crisis ministry. He holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Christian Counseling. He is a Board Certified Crisis Chaplain & Certified in Comprehesnive Acute Stress Management by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Fr. Donnelly is also certified as a Grief Counselor (American Academy of Greif Counseling) and board certified as a Pastoral Counselor (American Association of Christian Therapists and American Association of Christian Counselors). He is ensorsed for chaplaincy by the Episcopal Church Suffragan Bishop for Chaplaincies.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

Spiritual Care for the Dying: comforting the terminally ill.

Overcoming Clergy Burnout
: ideintifying burnout and finding solutions for healing

Inner Healing: healing for memories through prayer

Serving as a Hopsice Volunteer: training for those who wish to help hospice patients and their families

Good Grief: bereavement support group

Following is a list of organizations with whom The Rev. John Donnelly has interviewed, consulted or trained:

Bergen Regional Medical Center

Trinity School for Ministry

Order of St. Luke Healing Ministires

Workshops in congregations


The Rev. John A. Donnelly
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The Rev. John Donnelly travels from:
New Jersey


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