The Pastoral Caregiver’s Casebook Series Now Available

ACPE News | June 2016


The Pastoral Caregiver’s Casebook series, edited by John J. Gleason, is a collection of best practices and lessons learned from more than 300 actual ministry encounters with pastoral caregivers from across the nation. The four-volume series features critical reflection on cases dealing with aging, behavioral health, death, dementia, family issues, anger, and other everyday dilemmas and situations.

The complete series includes four volumes:
• Volume 1 features ministry encounters focused on relationships with self, others, and God.
• Volume 2 contains pastoral care encounters in crises—both physical and psycho spiritual.
• Volume 3 presents ministry dealing with behavioral and physical health matters.
• Volume 4 explores ministry in special settings, including correctional facilities, clinical education contexts, single visits, and other unique situations.

To order, contact Judson Press Customer Service at 800-458-3766 or visit The collection is also available via Amazon.

About The Pastoral Caregiver’s Casebook Series
Dr. Laura Miraz, Director of American Baptist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Ministries, states, “John (Jack) Gleason provides an insightful resource for clinical pastoral education students, seminarians, pastoral care practitioners, and healthcare administrators. These real-life pastoral care experiences provide guidance and wisdom for addressing difficult situations.”

About the Editor
John J. (Jack) Gleason DMin, BCC (Retired), ACPE Supervisor Emeritus is a retired American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) 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, and as a commissioned missionary with the American Baptist National Ministries. He has served as ABCUSA 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. Jack has published two books and a number of professional journal articles, and has edited the Spiritual Care Initiative for Professional Excellence (SCIPE). He is married and resides in Greenwood, Indiana.