Rev. Fr. Kenneth J. Nelan, OPoc

Rev. Fr. Kenneth J. Nelan, MS, LPC, OPoc

(**Though he is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Fr. Ken is not currently taking clients.  He is working in the community with a psychiatric wellness agency until he is able to move forward, with Jan, towards the retreat center.)

Fr. Ken was ordained in Frederick, Maryland after he and his wife developed and served in an independent Catholic community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Later, they moved to Arizona where they founded and served in a mission parish.

In Arizona, together with his wife Jan, he taught in the Wellness Education department of a local community college.  He developed and taught Business Management for Massage Professionals.  He also co-developed and taught the Reiki courses, as well as assisted with professionalism and ethics courses. He and his wife returned to Wisconsin where Fr. Ken currently serves as Vicar General for his Diocese under the Old Catholic Churches International.

Fr. Ken received his undergraduate degree in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies with a minor in Community Engagement and Education and a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He was also awarded a Master’s in Science in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Community Counseling and Multicultural certification, and he currently works with the thrown-away in our society – those with severe mental illness and drug additions.

Fr. Ken hopes to one day, together with his wife and other quality practitioners, open a whole-life wellness and retreat center.

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