Dr. Greaver holds a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Graduate Theological Foundation (GTF) in Mishawaka, Indiana. GTF is an affiliate of Oxford University, England. Rev. Greaver is a Lutheran and has been an ordained pastor for over 20 years earning a Master’s of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) and ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). He is also a Congregationalist and currently a rostered clergy of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC) since 2010.
Dr. Greaver has been active in Social Work & Family Systems for over 30 years. and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Social Work and a Bachelor’s of Psychology from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. His chaplaincy experiences began over 30 years ago while taking a unit of pre-Clinical Pastoral Education at St. Luke’s Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. He has also been a Civil Air Patrol Chaplain for 3 different Squadrons in 3 different states. He has also worked in Chaplaincy for the homeless in 5 states. He was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force - Reserves where he served as a chaplain.
Chaplain Greaver has worked in the field of hospital, industrial, prison, jail, palliative care, first response, crisis, trauma, nursing home, Barnabas, mental health, and homeless chaplaincy. He teaches courses in Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy, Spiritual Direction, First Response, and Critical Incident Stress Management.
Dr. Greaver is a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain with the Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Formation (CSCPF). He holds Board Certification as a Chaplain with the Spiritual Care Association. He is also a CPE Supervisor for the Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Formation, the Institute of Clinical Pastoral Training, and the organization Clinical Pastoral Education International.
Dr. Greaver is a Commander for the Spiritual Care Association First Response Chaplain Division. He also assists with the SCA Corporate Chaplain Division He also serves as the Senior Pastor of First Congregational Church of Tacoma, WA. He is also a Certified Chaplain with the National Institute of Business and Industrial Chaplains.
He is a Certified Crisis Chaplain with the National Center for Crisis Management and a Certified Chaplain with the International Alliance of Chaplain Corps.
He has taught CPE units with ACPE, CPSP, and CSCPF. He has experience as a chaplain that goes back over 30 years and has been teaching Pastoral Care in some form for over 30 years as well.
Dr. Rev. Eric J. Hall, D.Th.
Executive Director, Chancellor, Founder
Rev. Eric J. Hall, DTh, APBCC is president and CEO of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network™ (HCCN) and its affiliate, Spiritual Care Association. HCCN was founded in 1961 and is a global nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the integration of spiritual care in health care to increase patient satisfaction and help people faced with illness and grief find comfort and meaning—whoever they are, whatever they believe, wherever they are. HCCN is a leader in clinical pastoral education and spiritual care research, and provides professional chaplaincy services at major health care institutions in New York, including Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Lifespan, Rhode Island.
Since Rev. Hall joined the New York-based HCCN in August 2013, the organization has been making important advances in clinical pastoral education, research into the evidence of the value of chaplaincy interventions, and alliances with like-minded organizations. He has also led the organization’s expansion beyond traditional hospital bedside chaplaincy by innovating a suite a cost-effective, technology-driven programs and services to provide spiritual support to individuals and their families throughout the health care continuum—whether in hospital or outpatient settings, hospice, long-term residences, or at home. Other groundbreaking developments under his leadership include an annual global spiritual care conference, Caring for the Human Spirit®; a spiritual care magazine for chaplains and other professionals; HCCN-TV™, spiritual-themed programming for use in hospital, clinic and residential settings; and palliative care and spiritual care telehealth modules.
Rev. Hall is the visionary behind the Spiritual Care Association; a multidisciplinary organization including First Responder Chaplaincy and Parish Nursing. Now with 18 offices in 17 countries this is the first ever membership association for spiritual care providers that establishes evidence-based quality indicators, scope of practice, and a knowledge base for spiritual care in health care. SCA’s components include an online learning center, certification and credentialing of chaplains, and advocacy.
Rev. Hall also serves as the minister of Eastchester Community Church in Eastchester, N.Y., a position he has held since 2002. He is also managing partner of ACS (Alzheimer’s Care Specialists) LLC, a New York-licensed home care services agency servicing Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Westchester Counties.
Before joining HCCN, Rev. Hall was founder, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of care for individuals and their families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. During a decade of leadership, he united 1,600+ organizations from coast-to-coast to speak with one voice to advocate for optimal care and enhanced local support services, and created nationally-recognized education and care-related products and services.
Rev. Hall has served on the National Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s disease, working with the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and other national experts to develop and implement the nation’s first plan to address this disease. A strong believer in the power and potential of collaboration, in 2010, he co-founded LEAD (Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease), the nation’s first Alzheimer’s-related coalition that now consists of 87 companies and nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the board of Project Lifesaver, a non-profit organization that provides law enforcement, fire/rescue, other first responders and caregivers, with technology and training to protect, and when necessary, quickly locate individuals with cognitive disorders who have wandered.
Prior to establishing AFA, Rev. Hall was CEO of a local grassroots Alzheimer’s organization on Long Island, N.Y. He also served as treasurer for the New Jersey branch of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars, an international religious order, where his many accomplishments included establishing and directing the creation of a multi-million dollar living facility for mature adults in the Bronx, N.Y.
He has presented at numerous national and international conferences, and has been interviewed by major print, radio and TV outlets. Rev. Hall holds a DTh from University of Theology and Spirituality, an MDiv and an MA from Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. He is a resident of Glen Cove, N.Y.
Director of Education
Ed Frick holds a B.A. in History/Education from Lycoming College, a M.S. in Education (Educational Administration) from Bucknell University and has earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management from Drexel University. While at Bucknell, he was recognized by the Bucknell Education Department with the Hugh F. McKeegan Prize for the individual that best exemplifies those qualities of character, scholarship, leadership and professional commitment needed for effective leadership in the school. Dr. Frick has twenty years of experience in public education having served as a teacher, administrator and school board director. In 2007, he was recognized as the Pennsylvania State Assistant Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the PA Association of Elementary and Secondary Principals. He has published articles in national, international and regionally peer-reviewed journals. Within higher education, Dr. Frick has served as an adjunct instructor, faculty manager, clinical instructor, senior leadership trainer, and clinical supervisor. He has a passion for work surrounding standards-based curriculum and alignment in higher education. His research interests surround connectedness, ethics, social capital and virtual networking. His desire to instill in individuals the importance of relationship and ethical awareness within educational practice is evident in his interactions with colleagues and students alike.
SCA University of Theology and Spirituality
The SCA University of Theology and Spirituality (UTS) is a progressive, inter-spiritual, interdenominational, inter-faith, and holistic based center for higher learning that endeavors to educate and assist in the development of forward-thinking leaders and practitioners of Spiritual Care. We have degree-granting authority from Washington State and are recognized in most states across the U.S.