SELIG WILLIAM prfl smlAdjunct Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry

Dr. Selig is an interfaith hospital chaplain at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA, the largest hospital in Northern Virginia. Ordained by the Family Federation for World Peace (HSA-UWC), he is a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) and member of the Association of Professional Chaplains. He received his B.A. from the University of Maryland, and Dipl. R.E. and D.Min. from the Unification Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Selig serves as National Advisor, End-of-Life Counseling (Seonghwa) of the Blessing & Family Ministry, FFWPU. His autobiography, “My Journey to Become a Hospital Chaplain” (2016), is a text used in Clinical Pastoral Education programs. 

A former Peace Corps volunteer (Colombia), Dr. Selig has been a member of the Unification Movement since 1975 and has been involved in various international non-governmental organizations founded by Rev. and Mrs. Moon, including: CAUSA International, Association for the Unity of Latin America (AULA), International Security Council, Summit Council for World Peace, Federation for World Peace and Universal Peace Federation.

Dr. Selig currently serves as chairman of the Northern Virginia Family Church council in Fairfax, VA. 


Education

D.Min., Unification Theological Seminary

Diploma, R.E., Unification Theological Seminary

B.A., University of Maryland

Publications

Books:

Preparing for the Afterlife Based on the Teachings of Sun Myung Moon (2013)

Seonghwa Manual: Unification Church Funeral Practices (2015)

My Journey to Become a Hospital Chaplain (2016)

Articles:

Applied Unificationism Blog (list of articles)

Spiritual Resilience, Association of Professional Chaplains Forum (February 2017)

Courses

MIN 5601: Unification Rituals and Traditions

MIN 8101: Spiritual Formation and Integration

PAS 5101: Pastoral Care and Counseling

Honors / Awards / Memberships

Coordinated and documented the World Peace Tour of the Little Angels Children’s Folk Ballet of Korea to the 22 UN nations which came to the aid of South Korea during the Korean War (2010-13) 

Served on the leadership team for the MEPI (Middle East Peace Initiative), which organized 30 interfaith peace pilgrimages to the Holy Land (2004-08)

Member, Association of Professional Chaplains (APC); Religious Education Association (REA); and National Peace Corps Association (NPCA)

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Ministry