Richard D. Meadows Jr., M.Div

Orlando, Florida, USA


Richard D. Meadows Jr.

Richard Meadows is an experienced pastor and educator specializing in grief and loss. His pastoral experience include the Herbert Baptist Church in Wachapreague, VA; the Queen Street Baptist Church, Norfolk VA; New Horizon Community Development Corporation; and Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Buffalo, NY. He has facilitated many support groups for families experiencing the death of a loved one. As an educator and grief expert, he has been invited to talk at the 4th Annual Palliative Care Conference, Developing Excellence in Palliative Care: at The Thomas Johns Cancer Center Annual Palliative Care Conference on Organ Donation: Is it an Option? and as a Medical Instructor at the Virginia School of Practical Nursing. Through Lifenet, he provides on-line services and resources for anyone in the community, and offers specialized services to donor families.

Membership in Educational / Professional Organizations:

  • The Sentara School of Clinical Pastoral Education Professional Advisory Group Norfolk General Hospital
  • Committee on Multiculturalism and Diversity LifeNet Health
  • UNOS Donate Life Partnership Richmond VA
  • Virginia Chaplains
  • Bereavement Coalition of Central Virginia
  • Episcopal Diocese of Southern VA
  • American Baptist Churches of the South
  • Eastern Shore Maryland Virginia Baptist Association
  • NYS Licensed Funeral Director

Education / Credentials:

  • Virginia Union University, Master of Divinity
  • The Sentara School of Clinical Pastoral Education ACPE
  • Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Service AAPC
  • Hampton University, Hampton VA
  • Simmons School of Mortuary Science, Syracuse NY

Ecclesiastical Status:

  • Postulant Episcopal Church USA
  • Ordained Queen Street Baptist Church American Baptist Church 2003
  • Ordained Minister Church of God in Christ 1987

Workshops, Presentations and Educational Seminars:

  • Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Service/Resident and Counselor
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital The Sentara School of Clinical Pastoral Education 2006-2007 Clinical Pastoral Education Intern Five Units /Chaplain
  • NY State Funeral Director
  • Pathology Assistant Roswell Park Memorial Institute
  • Support Group: Good Grief Workshop Southwest Church of Christ, Richmond VA
  • University of Virginia Pediatric Core Curriculum Grief and Loss Facilitator Pediatric Death Charlottesville VA 2008
  • Sentrara Norfolk General Hospital, The Sentara School of Clinical Pastoral Education Ministry to Angry Families, Facilitator
  • LifeNet Health Donor Family Advocate
  • SNGH Clinical Ethics Committee


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