The Revd. Erwin Veale

The Revd. Erwin Veale is the Associate Director for the Department of Pastoral Counseling at Medical Center at Augusta University. He is married for 19 years to the former Virginia Corinne Kilmer and together they have two children, Adam James and Corinne Elizabeth.

An Episcopal priest, Father Veale is a native of Savannah, GA, and is a 1980 graduate of the University of Georgia. His Seminary training was at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. where he received his Master of Divinity Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling in December, 1985. Chaplain Veale is a Fellow in the Association of Pastoral Counseling and completed his Residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at University Hospital in Augusta, GA in August of 1987. He attended The School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, and received a Diploma in Anglican Studies in June, 1995.

Chaplain Veale served as chaplain at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in Augusta, GA from 1988-1994 and served as Vicar of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Thomson, GA from 1995-1997. He continues to serve the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia through the Augusta Convocation as a Supply Priest.

Chaplain Veale is a frequent speaker at local grief support groups and is an expert in grief dynamics for families with children who have special needs. One of his proudest moments was being invited to speak on that subject to The Augusta Area Bulldog Club in 2005 where he had the privilege of meeting Coach Mark Richt. Father Veale is the speaker at the Camp Rainbow Remembrance Ceremony. This service takes place each summer at the opening of Camp Rainbow, a special week of retreat and relaxation for children with cancer. He is also a contributing author to the chapter: “Psychosocial and Spiritual Needs of the Child and Family” found in Palliative Care for Infants, Children and Adolescents, A Practical Handbook.

An avid Georgia Bulldog fan and lover of Atlanta Braves baseball, Chaplain Veale enjoys time with his family, reading history and playing golf, which he does not get to do as much as he would like.  

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