Name: Rev. Gerard A. Green, Jr.
Atlantic Region Executive Committee Member Role: Treasurer
Importance of AAPC: He was “looking for an organization that would give clarity, identity, and support to those who identify themselves as pastoral counselors.”
Biography: Rev. Gerard A. Green, Jr. (Gerry), a native of Gaithersburg (actually Quince Orchard), has been serving in the Extension Ministry of The United Methodist Church as a staff pastor and pastoral counselor at Asbury Methodist Village since June 2011. In addition to being an Ordained Elder in the Baltimore Washington Conference he is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. In his capacity as a pastoral counselor he counsels with residents and serves as the onsite supervisor of graduate level interns from Loyola University Maryland in pastoral counseling at Asbury Methodist Village. He also serves as the Treasurer for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). Within the Baltimore Washington Conference he serves as Secretary for The Baltimore Washington Conference Personnel Committee and is a trainer and coordinator of Early Response Teams (ERT’s) for the district. Prior to his tenure at Asbury he served as pastor of Epworth United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg (13 years) and Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Anne Arundel County (4 years). Rev. Green was an educator in The Howard County Public School System for 34 years as a teacher, counselor, and Pupil Personnel Worker. In addition he was a high school social studies teacher in the Hingham Public Schools in Hingham, Massachusetts.
Dr. Green is a graduate of Mount Union College in Ohio and earned Master degrees from Boston College (M.A. T. and M.Ed.) and Wesley Theological Seminary (M.Div.). After serving as a pastor for a number of years, he returned to graduate school and completed a PhD. in 2011 in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland. His dissertation was entitled A Qualitative Study Exploring the Influence of Religion, Spirituality and Call on Career Decision-Making Among New Pastoral Counseling Students.