About Cheryl

Cheryl Minor is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of Massachusetts.  She and her husband Paul have been Co-Rectors of All Saints’ Church in Belmont for 18 years.  Cheryl has a degree in Music Education from Boston University, an M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Northcentral University in Prescott, Arizona.  Her dissertation examined the impact of Godly Play on the spiritual well-being of children.

Cheryl was the Consulting Editor for Volume 6, 7, and 8 of The Complete Guide to Godly Play and the newly revised edition of Teaching Godly Play.  Cheryl works for the Godly Play Foundation as a Trainer, for Godly Play Resources as their Materials Consultant, and serves on the Publications Review Committee for the Godly Play Foundation.   Cheryl and Paul have two children.  Their daughter is working on a Masters Degree in choral conducting at the University of Connecticut, and their son is a junior at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

2 thoughts on “About Cheryl

    Pat Barton said:
    July 13, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Cheryl, I just read your post about Godly Play in the hospital. Are there many hospital chaplains that use Godly Play? I am very interested in working with children in this way. I currently am a Montessori teacher. I am Godly Play trained, but use Children Worship & Wonder (based on Young Children and Worship) in my Christian Church(Disciples of Christ) community.


      godlyplaycheryl responded:
      April 8, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      Hi Pat,

      I’m new to blogging and just found this question on my blog. I apologize for not getting back to you. There are a growing number of hospitals using Godly Play as a pastoral or spiritual intervention in the hospital. The children’s hospital in Chicago has begun using it, Children’s hospital in Jacksonville, FL are two that come to mind. There are a growing number of chaplains who have been trained who use it on their own – in other words it is not necessarily a “program” of the hospital. There are a few at Children’s in Boston, for example. Let me know if I can help you in anyway as you pursue this work.


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