Janet R. McCormack, PhD


Dr. Janet McCormack serves as Associate Professor at Denver Seminary, where she is Chair of the Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Programs. She earned a DMin from Denver Seminary, an MDiv from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BA from Lock Haven State College. She is a graduate of the US Air Force’s Air War and Air Command and Staff Colleges. Rev. McCormack is ordained, and endorsed for chaplaincy, by the American Baptist Churches USA.

Dr. McCormack is a retired Air Force chaplain with twenty-two years of experience in military chaplaincy, having served in five states and two foreign countries. She has further experience as a hospital, police, prison, NASCAR, drag racing, crisis and trauma, and industrial chaplain. Jan has served as consultant to the U.S. Army chaplaincy on mentoring; as a subject matter expert or the U.S. Navy Chaplaincy on Institutional Excellence; and with the U.S. Air Force Chief of Chaplains’ Leaving a Legacy mentoring team.

Dr. McCormack’s counseling expertise is in the areas of brief therapy, crisis, trauma, and disaster work. She serves as a visiting faculty for counseling courses at the Central American Theological Seminary in Guatemala. Following the tsunami in 2018, she served as a visiting faculty for crisis response at the Southeast Asia Bible Seminary in Indonesia, and she was on the faculty of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Training Institute, training others in disaster response.

Rev. McCormack is a Board Certified Chaplain and former board member with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), a Pastoral Counselor Educator with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), and a Certified Educator and former board member with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). She serves as Denver Seminary’s Certified Educator and CPE Center Director. A Life Member of the Military Chaplains Association (MCA), Jan serves as their Board’s Director of Research.

Dr. McCormack is a frequent presenter at professional and denominational organizations and seminars. She has contributed articles on chaplaincy and counseling topics to several journals and magazines, as well as coauthoring The Work of the Chaplain (Judson Press, 2006). She is currently collaborating on another book, about prayer in multifaith contexts, forthcoming from Judson Press.