Faculty Directory

Melissa Kelley

Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

Selected Courses

Fall 2018

Grief and Loss 
Intro to Pastoral Care and Counseling: A Narrative Approach

Spring 2019

Death and Dying
Pastoral Care of the Family

Other Courses

Grief and the Bible
Pastoral Care of the Family
Professional Ministry Practicum

Selected Publications

Kelley, M. (2013).  Pastoral implications of 1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14), 15-21a.  Lectionary Homiletics, 24 (4), 21-22.

Kelley, M. (2013).  Pastoral implications of 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14. Lectionary Homiletics, 24 (4), 41-42.

Kelley, M. (2013).  Compassionate listening: Healing skills and sensitivities.  In Healing God’s People: Pastoral Approaches and Practical Skills.  Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press. 

Kelley, M. & Chan, K. (2012).  Assessing the role of attachment to God, meaning, and religious coping as mediators in the grief experience.  Death Studies, 36, 199-227.

Kelley, M.  (2010). Grief: Contemporary Theory and the Practice of Ministry.  Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.

Kelley, M. (2010).  Loss through the lens of attachment to God.  In M. Jordan and W. Schmidt, eds., The Spiritual Horizon of Psychotherapy (pp. 87-105), New York: Routledge.

Kelley, M. (2009).  Loss through the lens of attachment to God.  Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 11, 88-106.

Kelley, M. (2009).  The grace of teaching mistakes.  Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 11, 282-289.

Kelley, M. (2007).  The losses of leaving home.  In St Mary’s College Study Bible (p. 763), Winona, MN: St. Mary’s Press.

Kelley, M. (2007).  Relationship violence.  In St Mary’s College Study Bible (p. 1476), Winona, MN: St. Mary’s Press.

Kelley, M. (2007).  Restorative justice.  In St Mary’s College Study Bible (p. 1346), Winona, MN: St. Mary’s Press.