Curriculum Vitae
Rev. Dr. Terri Daniel 
End-of-Life Educator
Inter-Spiritual Hospice Chaplain |  503-957-7419


2014              B.A. in Religious Studies, Marylhurst University, Distinguished Alumni Award
2016              M.A. in Pastoral Care, Fordham University | Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society
2019              Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care & Counseling, San Francisco Theological Seminary


2023              Certified in Family-Focused Grief Therapy, The Portland Institute
2015              Certified in Death, Dying and Bereavement, Assn. for Death Education and Counseling
2012              Unit One, Clinical Pastoral Education, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Corvalis, OR.
2011              Conscious Dying Training, the Four Winds Foundation
2007              Sacred Art of Dying, Units 2 and 4


University Teaching
2020 - present         Instructor, Chaplaincy program, Graduate Theological Union
2022 - present         Instructor: Graduate Thanatology Program, Marian University
2018 - 2022             Instructor, Spirituality and Mental Health program, University of Redlands
2022 - 2024             Instructor, Graduate Thanatology Program, University of Maryland

Hospice Work
2020 - 2022            PRN Chaplain, Signature Hospice, Tigard, OR.
2021 - present        PRN Chaplain, Bereavement Coordinator, Accent Hospice, Portland, OR
2023 - present        PRN Chaplain, Bereavement Coordinator, Forest Park Hospice, Wilsonville, OR
2023 - Present        PRN Chaplain, Bereavement Coordinator, Connected Hospice, Woodburn, OR
2013-2016              Volunteer Chaplain, Legacy Meridian Park Hospital
2010-2012              Volunteer, Partners in Care Hospice, Bend, OR
2007-2009              Volunteer, Hospice of Redmond and Sisters, Redmond, OR.
2009 - Present        Founder/Director, The Conference on Death, Grief and Belief


December 2022 - Omega Journal of Death and Dying: The Stubborn Persistence of Grief Stage Theories 0(0).

May 2021 - Omega Journal of Death and Dying: Adding a New Dimension to Grief Counseling: Creative Personal Ritual as a Therapeutic Tool for Loss, Trauma and Transition - May 27, 2021

Dec. 2019 - Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Toxic Theology as a Contributing Factor in Complicated Mourning. December 2019: Volume 73, Issue 4,196-204.

Dec. 2017 - Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Grief as a Mystical Journey: Fowler’s Stages of Faith Development and Their Relation to Post-Traumatic Growth. December 2017. Volume: 71 (Issue: 4), 220–229.



Turning the Corner on Grief Street
Embracing Death
A Swan in Heaven
Grief and God 


Ask Doctor Death




Graduate Theological Union

SCPR-3002 - Spirituality in Bereavement: Interfaith Perspectives
PR- 2250 - Interreligious Rituals in Chaplaincy
PR-2100 - Spiritual Care for Marginalized Communities: Faith, Ethics and Politics


Marian University

THA 740 – Aging and Thanatology
THA 745 – Spirituality in Thanatology
THA 735 - Palliative and Hospice Care
THA 725 - Thanatology Program Development
THA 607 -
Thanatological Perspectives on Complex Grief
THA 605 – Foundations of Thanatology
THA 795 – Capstone Advising
THA 604 – Interventions in Thanatology


University of Maryland

THA 606- Caring for the Bereaved


University of Redlands

URAWI-505X - Spirituality and Bereavement
URAWI-506X - Spiritual Journeys in Chronic Illness


The Portland Institute for Grief and Loss

Creative Personal Ritual as a Therapeutic Tool for Loss, Trauma and Transition

Specialty Workshops

Grief as a Mystical Journey
Making Peace with End-of-Life
Interfaith Conversations with the Dying and the Bereaved
Bereavement and Bad Theology: A Toxic Cocktail
Bereavement Sensitivity Training for Corporate Employees and Executives


American Academy of Religion
American Academy of Religion
Association for Research and Enlightenment
Assn. for Death Education and Counseling
Bryn Athyn University, guest lecturer
California State University
Omega Institute
Compassionate Friends
Conference on Death and Afterlife Studies
Hospice Del Valle
Hospice of Redmond and Sisters
Hospice of the Conejo Valley
International Association of Near Death Studies
Kripalu Yoga Center
Legacy Hospice
Omega Institute
National University of Natural Medicine
Partners in Care Hospice
San Francisco Theological Seminary
Sangre de Cristo Hospice
Sonoma State University
St. Francis Hospice
Theosophical Society
Unitarian Fellowship
United Leukodystrophy Foundation
Tibet House U.S
NW Assn. for Death Education and Bereavement
Conference on Religious Trauma
Hospice Foundation of America
Utah Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
London, UK
Portland, OR.
Berkeley, CA.
Virginia Beach, VA.
Bryn Athyn, PA
San Diego, CA.
Rhinebeck, NY
Las Vegas, NV.
Alamosa, CO.
Redmond, OR.
Thousand Oaks, CA.
Chicago, Tucson, Seattle
Stockbridge, MA.
Portland, OR.
Rhinebeck, NY
Portland, OR.
Bend, OR.
San Anselmo, CA
Pueblo, CO.
Rohnert Park, CA.
Dublin, Ireland
Fairhope, AL.
DeKalb, IL.
Portland, OR.
Vancouver, BC
Salt Lake City, UT