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Rev. Dr. Shirley Brummell

After dealing with numerous health challenges Rev. Brummell realizes life is all about dealing with changes and challenges and therefore, devotes her life to assisting others who deal with life’s adversities. Her focus is to “Encourage one another and build one another up.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11) Rev. Brummell is blessed to have the support of Charles, her spouse of 46 years, 4 children, and 8 grandchildren. Strong faith, a supportive family, and friends have brought her through the tough times.

Rev. Brummell received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling (MAPC) from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois and Ph.D. in Organization Development from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.  She holds certificates in “Addressing the Spiritual Dimension in Suffering, Healing, & Resilience”, from Chicago Center For Family Health (CCFH), “Ministry to the Sick, Dying and Grieving”, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, and  “The Family Journey with Cancer: Navigating the Challenges”, (CCFH).

Ordained a Local Elder, Rev. Brummell serves at DuPage AME Church on the Pastoral Support Team, and also coordinates the DuPage CARES Support Ministry.  She is founder of Scriptural Inspirational Phrases (SIP) in 2008, to develop inspirational materials to help persons during their time of need.  She produced a compact disc of Daily Inspirational Scriptures entitled, “Restore Your Soul”.  She currently serves as Co-chair of Spiritual Life Committee of the Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and  a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Naperville Board of Directors.

Rev. Brummell truly believes that Life is all about balance and therefore advocates Managing the Change in your life!

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