Educator and Companion
John offers workshops, seminars, in-service programs, and retreats on Grief, Caregiving, Church, and Spiritual Growth and Nurturing for Grievers, Caregivers, and anyone seeking Spiritual Growth and Nurturing.
John Chuchman, MA, CDOS
While still employed with Ford Motor Company
John began volunteering with
Hospice of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1990.
To his amazement, he was of help to Men
who had lost their wives
and so upon retirement in 1992,
John continued on with Hospice work
with Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, Arizona
and North Country Hospice, Kalkaska, Michigan.
John was awarded a Certificate in Spirituality
from Kino Institute in Phoenix
and in 2000 a Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministries from
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
John’s Master’s Thesis was on
Forgiveness; A Key to Grief Healing
a synopisis of which was published in Bereavement magazine.
In July, 2010, John was ordained a Priest of The Catholic Diocese of One Spirit, CDOS.
From retirement to date,
John has conducted Grief Support Groups,
Seminars, Retreats, In-Service Programs
for Hospices and Church Groups of all denominations all across the country.
He has written 17 books
with Sacred Quest; Growth Through Loss and Love
containing all the slides and handouts used in his workshops.
More and more,
John has been receiving requests for workshops and retreats
on Spirituality and Spiritual Nurturing
reflecting people’s needs and hunger.
John and his wife Marilyn
live six months each in Northern Michigan and in Arizona.
With one son Mark, passing in 2006 at age 46,
they enjoy their other three children and their grandchildren.