The administration, staff and board of the Graduate Theological Foundation would like to sincerely thank the Rev. Dr. Henry Chan for his years of dedicated service to this institution. As of May 1, 2016, Dr. Chan has retired from his work at the GTF and has been named President Jimmy Carter Professor Emeritus of Mediation and Pastoral Care.
Henry A. Chan was born in Guyana , South America, and migrated to the U.S.A. as a young man in 1967. He worked in information processing in the areas of programming, systems design, systems analysis and long-range planning. Since his ordination to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church in 1983, he served as a parish priest in the Diocese of Long Island until his retirement in 2008. He holds a B.S. in Computer and Information Science from Empire State College, State University of New York; a M.B.A. in Management from Dowling College; a S.T.M. from the General Theologi¬cal Seminary; a D.P.A. from Nova Southeastern University; a D.Min. from the School of Theology, University of the South; a Psy.D. and the Ph.D. in Pastoral Psychology from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Dr. Chan holds the Diplomate credential from the Viktor Frankl Institute for Logotherapy and is a lifetime member of the Institute. He served as a mediator at Community Mediation Services in Queens, New York, and was a member of the Board of Directors, 2002-2006. Dr. Chan is also a member of the American Psychological Association. His books include The Mediator As Human Being (2005), The Humanity of Mediators (2007) and Historical Models for the Priest As Pastor (2014).