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John Gleason

  • DMin
  • BCC (Retired), ACPE Supervisor Emeritus
  • Retiree
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John J. (Jack) Gleason is a retired ordained American Baptist Churches USA (ABC) minister who has served as a pastor of two Georgia churches, as a clinical chaplain in four U.S. states, as a clinical pastoral educator in four ACPE regions, and as an ABC National Ministries commissioned missionary. He has served as ABC Director of Chaplaincy Services, Vice President of the Congress on Ministry in Specialized Settings, President of the Missouri Chaplains Association, Chair of the Endorsers Council for Veterans Affairs Chaplaincy, and in other offices. He has edited the Spiritual Care Initiative for Professional Excellence (SCIPE) e-Newsletter and the free online Professional Spiritual Care(PSC)Knowledge Base of 395 samples of actual SC situations with learnings gained, organized in 26 categories (Bad News, CPE Supervisory Issues, Loss, Grief and Despair, Spiritual Assessment, etc.; the collection is located at by clicking on KNOWLEDGE BASE OF SAMPLES. Jack and Marie McMillan were married in 1958, and they reside in Greenwood, Indiana USA near 3 of their 4 grandchildren. Jack may be contacted at

Recent publications

  • Evidence-based standards of care in pastoral practice.

    • Gleason J
  • Religious faith and pastoral care in the crisis of hospitalization.

    • Gleason Jr. J

Professional experience

BCC (Retired), ACPE Supervisor Emeritus


August 1999 - Present



Columbia Theological Seminary

September 1985 - May 1987(2 years)


Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

June 1959 - May 1962(3 years)


University of Missouri

January 1952 - January 1956(4 years)

Co-authors (2)

  • Iain Telfer

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