The Rev. Jean Denton returns to Indianapolis as a guest preacher at 8 and 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 15. She also will lead the Sunday Forum in discussing the impact of caregiving.
The Rev. Jean Denton, a native of Brooklyn, completed her BSN at Cornell University, her MA at Columbia University, and her certification in Spiritual Direction at the Haden Institute. After a career in public health, nursing education and health care administration, she was ordained to the diaconate in the Episcopal Church, focusing on parish-based health ministry. She helped found Health Ministries Association and National Episcopal Health Ministries, and served on the faculty of CREDO, a clergy wellness program, for many years. In 2005, Morehouse Publishing issued her book Good is the Flesh: Body, Soul and Christian Faith. Later ordained a priest, she served as Senior Associate Rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Indianapolis and in retirement assisted at Christ Church Cathedral, also in Indianapolis.
She left full-time parish ministry to be present with her husband Tom as he completed his 13-year struggle with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease. She periodically serves as chaplain at Gladstone’s Library (formerly St. Deiniol’s) in Wales. She is the author of Walking Each Other Home: Spiritual Companionship for Dementia Caregivers (NY: Morehouse, 2021).