RICHARD D. MEADOWS, JR.
Clinical Pastoral Education Resident 2006 – September 2007
Norfolk General Hospital (CPE Resident), Norfolk, VA
Experience providing pastoral care to patients, families and hospital staff. For a Level One Trauma Center providing Tertiary Care.
Primary care for Heart Hospital Critical Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Care, Medicine Intensive Care Unit, Vascular Intensive Care Unit, Burn Trauma Unit, Neurological ICU, Emergency Department, Women’s Health (Labor and Delivery and Nurseries). Providing shift coverage for Traumas, Codes and Medical Emergency Department.
Patient and family conference planning hospice care and end of life issues. Grief and bereavement care to families. Planning officiating and delivery of homily at memorial services for grieving parents.
Pastoral Counselor 2005 - Present
Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Service, Norfolk VA
Providing person-centered therapy focusing on the growth of individuals. Counseling clients with adjustment disorders, anger management and grief. In the process of completing a clinical training program and possess a working knowledge of personality development, psychopathology, theories of counseling, the psychology of religious experience and marriage and family dynamics.
Area Coordinator 2004-2005
Baptist General Convention of VA, Richmond, VA
SPICES for Life Campaign in Virginia Coordinator for the development and implementation of Commonwealth of Virginia’s initiative addressing health concerns of the residents of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Northampton and Accomac Counties.
Medical Instructor 2003-2004
Virginia School of Technology School of Practical Nursing, Virginia Beach Virginia
Medical instructor for Level one and two of biology courses, Pathology for Therapists and Medical Terminology course for Court Stenographers. American Red Cross ALS Instructor to student nurses for BLS certification
Pastor 2003 – June 2007
Herbert Baptist Church, Eastern Shore Virginia
Currently serves as Pastor since June 2003 have a proven and successful track record
in conflict resolution and development of individual abilities and gifts, identifying and training persons for particular works in ministry. Responsible for the development of peaceful atmosphere so that the true work of ministry can begin. Perform weddings, memorials and funeral services.
Associate Minister of Missions and Ministry Development
Queen Street Baptist Church, Norfolk, VA 2000-2003
I served as Associate Minister of Development and Minister of International Missions. My duties included development of mission ministry and ministry development of social ministries to the homeless and non-working population of Norfolk, VA. Training and leading teams of missionaries to Haiti and Africa
Mt. Ararat Baptist Church/New Mt. Ararat Temple of Prayer, Buffalo, NY 1997-2000
Duties included the areas of member care, preaching and teaching ministry. Director of Missions and development of Mission ministry and church building in Dessabbles and Port-Au-Prince,Haiti
Norfolk General Hospital Association of Clinical Pastoral Education Four Units 2006
Tidewater Pastoral Counseling -American Association of Pastoral Counseling 2005
Virginia Union University Masters of Divinity 2005
Hampton University 1979
Simmons School of Mortuary Science 1977
Licensed Funeral Director – New York State (currently not active)
Ordination in Baptist Church
Ordination in The Church of God in Christ
Maryland-Virginia Eastern Shore Baptist Association
American Baptist Churches of the South
Baptist General Convention of Virginia
American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)
Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
PRIOR WORK HISTORY
Meadows Funeral Home Owner/Manager Buffalo, NY 1988-2000
Metropolitan Funeral Chapel Rochester, NY 1986-1988
Roswell Memorial Park Cancer Inst. Buffalo, NY 1983-1986
Meadows Bros. Funeral Home, Buffalo, NY 1978-1983