Presented by Zeni Fox, Ph.D.
Session One, November 3: By exploring some Scripture passages, participants will be invited to see how the ministry of Jesus is continued through chaplaincy, both in the context of the ministry of the institution which hosts the chaplaincy program, and in the ministry of chaplains itself.
Session Two, November 10: By exploring the expanding inclusivity found in the Old Testament, and in the ministry of Jesus, participants will be invited to explore how their ministry to persons of all faiths is part of this ancient tradition.
About the PresenterZeni Fox, Ph.D., Professor, Pastoral Theology, earned an M.A. in Religious Education and Ph.D. in Theology from Fordham University. Her doctoral dissertation was titled, Lay Ministries: A Critical Three-Dimensional Study. Dr. Fox was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa by Christ the King Seminary in 2006, and Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa by Georgian Court University in 2007. She is the author of New Ecclesial Ministry: Lay Professionals Serving the Church, revised and expanded, Sheed and Ward (2002). For over ten years, she served as an advisor to the Bishops’ Sub-committee on Lay Ministry, as they developed Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: A Resource for Guiding the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry. She lectures frequently throughout the country on this topic. Dr. Fox serves on the boards of the Center for Ministry Development, Naugatuck, CT, and The National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO; she recently has served on working groups of the Association of Theological Schools, the Church Leadership Roundtable and the Catholic Health Association. She edited Lay Ecclesial Ministry: Pathways Toward the Future (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010) and co-edited Called and Chosen: Toward a Spirituality for Lay Leaders (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005). Articles and book reviews have been published in various pastoral journals, including Church, The Living Light and Health Progress, as well as chapters in several books.