Dr. Cookie Angelina Magee
14 Cella Drive, Aston, PA 19014
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
SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP and DIRECTION
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
PROGRAM INITIATION and DEVELOPMENT
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.
ADVISING and GUIDANCE
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.
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