Dr. John Edward Jamieson Jr. is a staff chaplain for Holy Redeemer Home Care and Hospice in Atlantic County, N.J. Raised in Philadelphia, Dr. Jamieson was born into a family of preachers and firefighters, thus he found a way to combine both passions. His uncle was a pastor, his mother was a church organist, and his father was an elder. Meanwhile, he also spent time at the local firehouse, where several relatives were firefighters for the Philadelphia Fire Department, including his mother’s cousin. While with AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Dr. Jamieson acted in a ministerial capacity for the facility providing emotional and spiritual support and guidance to hospice patients. He also provided staff support to help with stress management and to increase emotional resilience among employees.
To prepare for a life of serving God and others, Dr. Jamieson earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967, a Master of Divinity from the Reformed Episcopal Seminary in 1970, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Christian Bible College in 1990. He was ordained to the ministries of the Reformed Episcopal Church in 1970 and the Baptist Church in 1978. Additionally, he is a board-certified expert through the American Academy Experts in Traumatic Stress. Throughout his career, Dr. Jamieson has provided pastoral or ministerial services at Grace Bible Chapel, Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church, St. Mark’s Reformed Episcopal Church, Hammonton Baptist Church, and the Cornerstone Church.
Extending his ministerial duties to the community, Dr. Jamieson was chaplain of the Somers Point Volunteer Rescue Squad. He served on the board of directors for the Atlantic County Unit of the American Cancer Society and on the board of trustees for the Central Ocean City Union Chapel. He maintains affiliations with the Federation of Fire Chaplains and American Association of Christian Counselors.
In recognition of his lifetime and professional accomplishments, Dr. Jamieson was named a 2017 Who’s Who Lifetime Achiever, and is featured in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Religion and Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals.
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