JoAnne S Morris, DMin

Director, Center for Contemplative Chaplaincy
Center for Contemplative Chaplaincy, Wisdom Traditions Department
BA Psychology and Christian Counseling; Master of Divinity - Pastoral Care and Counseling, Doctorate of Ministry - Pastoral Care and Marriage and Family Therapy
Master of Divinity
Clinical Pastoral Education

JoAnne is an ACPE-Certified Educator with more than twenty-five years of experience as a staff chaplain in a medical context (oncology and palliative care specialization). She has a private Marriage and Family Therapy practice that began as a way to care well for those facing chronic illness, chronic terminal illness, death and bereavement. The focus quickly expanded in a specialized support of the LGBTQIA community. JoAnne spends all the time she can in places where you can smell the color green and hear the sound of water nearby. She comes from a Christian faith-of-origin yet now firmly locates herself as a Humanist with a spiritual naturalist expression. She and her wife live in Louisville, KY, with their pile of wild things (5 kids, 4 dogs, and a grandchild on the way).

  • Morris, J.S., & Schapmire, T.J., (2009). Healing Choices: Redefining hope. In Lawson, T. (Eds.). College of Health and Social Work, University of Debrecen, Hungary

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

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