On behalf of the Mission Council I am very pleased to announce that Rev. Terry Chapman and Rev. Dale Selover have been hired to provide Pastoral Care for pastors in Monmouth Presbytery. They begin February 1, and will be present at the clergy retreat at the Chauncy Hotel and Conference Center February 7-8.
This new team is dedicated to the nurture and care of pastors who are in parish ministry. To get better acquainted, see their bios and photos below. Pastors, expect one of them to call with an invitation to connect. They will be supporting individuals and acting as catalysts for fellowship and trust among clergy colleagues. The Mission Council is grateful for the moving of the Spirit in this discerning and hiring process. We are enthusiastic about what Terry and Dale bring — their gifts, experience, and passion for pastoring pastors. – Rev. Diane Ford
Pastor Dale Selover is the director of Living in Grace Ministries, a ministry of spiritual formation, based at the House Next Door in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. For nearly ten years Dale has been a spiritual director, accompanying individuals on their faith journeys. She is also a retreat leader. For twenty years she has been guiding congregational women’s groups, councils, families, and spiritual formation teams. Dale currently serves as an instructor for Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development, where she earned her Certificate in Spiritual Direction.
Dale has served as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for thirty years, serving congregations in Budd Lake, Oldwick and Kendall Park, New Jersey. She is a graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and Gettysburg College.
Dale is married to the Reverend Peter Froehlke, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Princeton Junction. They are the proud parents of two daughters.
Terry has served as a pastor of Presbyterian Churches in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Edinburgh, Scotland for 30 years. He is a spiritual director, retreat leader and poet. As an adjunct professor at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, Terry teaches courses in Christian Spirituality. He serves as the spirituality faculty for Credo a retreat for recently ordained clergy. Terry’s book Sabbath Pause was published in 2012. He leads regular pilgrimages to Uganda where he works with an NGO serving children. He is a father of two young adults near the beginning of their own journeys and married to Jan who is a practicing psychotherapist specializing in trauma. Terry loves to nurture “holding places” where people can remember the natural insight, warmth and courage that dwells in each person. He calls this “essential blessing” an identity that lies, often buried, under accumulated layers, ranging from distraction to shame.