Dr. Jamie Eaddy

PULPIT Cohort Leader

Biography

The Rev. Jamie Eaddy, D. Min., is a Public Theologian, Loss Navigation Specialist ™️, Death Doula, Death Educator, chaplain, author, and poet. She has over twenty years of experience as a Spiritual Care Practitioner and provides care for congregations, community, and fellow clergy. She was licensed and ordained to the ministry by the Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks Jr. and the Rev. Dr. Maurice Watson, respectively.
Dr. Eaddy is the CEO of Thoughtful Transitions, LLC, and provides holistic support to individuals and communities navigating their way through trauma, grief, and loss. Deeply committed to challenging the societal norms that make death a forbidden topic for so many people, Dr. Eaddy helps cultivate sacred spaces for exploring thoughts and feelings that arise when we consider our mortality. She also serves as a Death Doula with a specialty in sudden loss and traumatic loss as well as with communities that have been traditionally underserved. However, her work with loss does not center solely on death. Instead, Dr. Eaddy helps people navigate all kinds of loss, including losing a relationship, identity, normalcy, etc. Affectionately known as Dr. J, she hosts monthly Grief Cafés for community healing and exploring ways to create change in a system that disregards black life, silences black grief, and ignores black death. As the Director of Program Development at the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA), she helps train and develop people around the globe to serve as End-of-Life (Death) doulas.
She is also the founder of The Remembering Station, a 501c3 that empowers individuals and communities in creating radically inclusive healing spaces for the exploration and processing grief and trauma so that spiritual and emotional wellness can be realized. Through cultivating life-sustaining healing practices, born out of years of study, observation, lived experience, ritual, and imagination, Dr. Eaddy journeys alongside people re-member themselves whole.
Dr. Eaddy earned a Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis in Transformative Leadership and Prophetic Preaching from the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and a Master Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Dr. Eaddy is pursuing Board certification in Chaplaincy and Thanatology and is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Thanatology at Marian University in Wisconsin. She loves God and humanity. In addition to preaching, she enjoys art, reading, traveling, 90’s hip-hop, and poetry. She believes in therapy and that ALL Black Lives Matter. She is an Associate Minister at the historic St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Philadelphia.

Education

DMin, Transformative Leadership and Prophetic Preaching, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
MDiv, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, @ Virginia Union University
Candidate, Board certification in Chaplaincy and Thanatology
Candidate, M.S., Thanatology @ Marian University in Wisconsin