James Edwin Miller

10351 Dawson's Creek Boulevard, Suite B
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825
260/497-9622 (fax)

Educational Background

  • DePauw University, Bachelor of Arts, 1967, philosophy and religion major, psychology minor.
  • Garrett Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity, 1970, pastoral counseling major.
  • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Doctor of Ministry, 1977, thesis on ministry with elder adults.

Professional Experience

  • Youth minister, Winnetka Congregational Church, Winnetka, Illinois, 1968-1970.
  • Minister, Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1970-1977.
  • Minister, Epworth United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1977-1982.
  • Founder and president, Envisions, Inc., Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1982-1993.
  • Founder and owner, Willowgreen, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1989-present.
  • Counselor, group leader, retreat leader, 1970-present.
  • Spiritual director, 1997-present.
  • Creator of audiovisual materials, 1988-present.
    • Invincible Summer: Returning to Life After Someone You Love Has Died
    • Listen to Your Sadness: Finding Hope Again After Despair Invades Your Life
    • How Do I Go On? Re-designing Your Future After Crisis Has Changed Your Life
    • Common Bushes Afire: Discovering the Sacred in our Everyday Lives
    • By the Waters of Babylon: A Spiritual Pilgrimage for Those Who Feel Dislocated
    • Why Yellow? A Quiet Search for That Which Lies Behind All That Is
    • Nothing Is Permanent Except Change: Learning to Manage Transition in Your Life
    • We Will Remember: A Meditation for Those Who Live On
    • Gaining A Heart of Wisdom: Finding Meaning in the Autumn of Your Life
    • The Grit and Grace of Being a Caregiver: Maintaining Balance as You Care for Others
    • Awaken to Hope: Affirming Thoughts to Begin Your Day
    • Be at Peace: Assuring Thoughts to End Your Day
    • The Natural Way of Prayer: Being Free to Express What You Feel Deep Within
    • You Shall Not Be Overcome: Promises and Prayers for Uncertain Times
    • When Mourning Dawns: Living Your Way Fully Through the Seasons of Your Grief
    • All Seasons Shall be Sweet: Music and Images to Nurture the Soul
    • My Shepherd Is The Lord: The Timeless Message of the 23rd Psalm
    • Still Waters: Relaxing Images from Nova Scotia
    • The Art of Listening in a Healing Way
    • Healing Meditations
    • Healing Meditations
    • Screen Savers:The Wisdom of Caregiving, Images of Tranquility, The Wisdom of Flowers, Inspiration from the Psalms, Reflections to Feel the Soul
    • You Are The Difference: An Appreciation of End-of Life Cargivers
    • Invincible Summer
  • Creator, audio materials, 1992-present
    • The Transforming Potential of Your Grief
    • When You're Ill or Incapacitated
  • Author, books, 1988-present
    • Helping the Bereaved Celebrate the Holidays
    • How Will I Get Through the Holidays?
    • What Will Help Me?/How Can I Help?
    • When You're Ill or Incapacitated/When You're the Caregiver
    • Winter Grief, Summer Grace: Returning to Life after a Loved One Dies
    • Autumn Wisdom: Finding Meaning in Life's Later Years
    • A Pilgrimage Through Grief: Healing the Soul's Hurt After Loss
    • The Caregiver's Book: Caring for Another, Caring for Yourself
    • A Little Book for Preachers: 101 Ideas for Better Sermons
    • Welcoming Change: Finding Hope in Life's Transitions
    • When You Know You're Dying: 12 Ideas to Guide You Through the Days Ahead
    • One You Love Is Dying: 12 Ideas to Guide You on Your Journey
    • Effective Support Groups: How to Plan, Design, Facilitate, and Enjoy Them
    • When One You Love Has Died: Ideas for How Your Grief Can Help You Heal
    • When A Man Faces Grief / A Man You Know Is Grieving
    • The Rewarding Practice of Journal Writing
    • Finding Hope: Ways to See Life in a Brighter Light
    • When Mourning Dawns: Living Your Way Fully Through the Seasons of Your Grief
    • The Art of Being a Healing Presence: A Guide for Those in Caring Relationships
    • My Shepherd Is the Lord: The Timeless Message of the 23rd Psalm
    • The Art of Listening in a Healing Way
    • Change & Possibility:  Discovering Hope in Life's Transitions
    • A Helper's Guide to Grief: Presenter's Kit
  • Author, articles and chapters, to present
    • “If I Am Not for Myself: Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver for Those Who Grieve,” in Living with Grief at Work, at School, at Worship

Recipient, Association for Multi-Image International Award for Why Yellow?.
Recipient, John Muir Medical Film Festival Award for Invincible Summer.

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