Dr. Cookie Angelina Magee

14 Cella Drive, Aston, PA  19014

610.494.8188610.494.8188(h)   610.551.3922610.551.3922(c)  



 Proven ability to engage diverse individuals in conversations about spiritual journeys

Expertise advising on stillness, quiet and reflective listening

Talented trainer, facilitator, counselor and writer

Skilled developing and coordinating innovative ministries that invite participation





Doctor of Ministry in Leadership of Missional Church Renewal   2013

Eastern University/Palmer Seminary in Wynnewood, PA

Thesis: Personal transformation occurs when one can recognize the presence of God within themselves, others and life experiences.  Journeyed with focus group beginning with Myers Briggs, identifying their prayer temperament and praying through their own personal and spiritual transformation.


Certificate in Spiritual Direction   2009

Neumann University in Aston, PA


Master of Pastoral Studies   Institute of Pastoral Studies   1991

Bachelor of Arts, Theology   1989

Loyola University of Chicago in Chicago, Il




Parish Services Director/Spiritual Director   2004 - 2014 

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Media, PA



  • Conducted weekly Scripture Studies, Advent and Lenten Prayer experiences, and other liturgical

       experiences for a church with 1500 members.

  • Contributed to the preparation for the sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist, First Reconciliation,Confirmation and Marriage.

  • Recruited and trained lay parishioners for all liturgical ministries, train RCIA, RCIC and CLOW team members.

  • Led Children’s Liturgy of the Word, preached and gave homilies on a weekly basis.

  • Contributed to interpretation of Church teaching, Canon Law, and Church Discipline.

  • Served as Parish ecumenical representative.

  • Conducted wedding rehearsals with other Pre-Cana team members.

  • Prepared funeral liturgies, oversaw the bereavement program, and initiated the Companions on the

        Journey ministry.



  • Instituted the Aid for Friends ministry to the homebound and elderly members of the parish family.

  • Spearheaded administration and facilitation of the FOCCUS Inventory as part of the

       Archdiocesan Marriage Preparation Program.

  • Collaborated with the Archdiocese Family Life Office to train lay and clergy how to administer and facilitate the FOCCUS Inventory.

  • Formed and participated on the Pre-Cana team.



  • As a Spiritual Director, met with directees on a regular basis.

  • Conducted pastoral visits to the sick and homebound.

  • Advised teens, adults and groups about spiritual and religious issues.



  • Oversaw the administration of the RCIA, and RCIC programs.

  • Planned and coordinated Retreats, Days of Recollection and other special events.

  • Served as the administrator of the parish cemetery.

  • Retreat Director



    Parish Services Director/DRE   1999 - 2004                                                                 

    Our Lady of Charity in Brookhaven, PA


    Sacristan   Spring and Summer 1999  

    Saint Joseph in the Hills Retreat House in Malvern, PA


    Parish Services Director   1997 - 1998

    Saint John the Baptist in Allentown, NJ                                                                     


    Director of Religious Education   1991 - 1997

    Saint Katherine of Sienna in Philadelphia and Saint Martin of Tours in New Hope, PA




    General Federation of Women’s Club of Media, Pa


    Police Chaplain Association

    Spiritual Directors International

    Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality





    Wrote and published a book, Shopping For a Lighter Cross IUniverse publications, October 2013

    Published: Transformation: Seeing God in Self, Others and In Life Experiences LAP Publications, March 2016.


    Bucks County Crisis Response Team Member   1998 – 2004


    Certified Sexual Assault/Crisis Intervention Counselor.

    Network of Victim Assistance in Doylestown, PA   1992 - 2000

                Earned “Volunteer of the Year Award” and “Volunteer Exemplar Award”


    “Citizen Crime Prevention Volunteer Award”   Presented by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

                Commission on Crime and Delinquency presented by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge in 1998

    Awarded citations from State Senator and State Representative for work towards crime prevention, intervention and education in the community.

                “Prevention Group of the Year Award”   1994   “Certificate of Achievement”   1998

  • Chaired the Bensalem Drug and Alcohol Council, 1991-1998



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