Rogers, Daléne C. Fuller 1950–
Rogers, Daléne C. Fuller 1950–
PERSONAL: Given name is pronounced "Dah-lane"; born June 7, 1950, in Malden, MA; daughter of Warren B. and Doris A. (Nickerson) Fuller; married Brian J. Rogers, June 12, 1976 (deceased); children: Carolyn Fuller, Kristen Lanelle. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Grahm Junior College, A.S.; Episcopal Divinity School, M.Div., 1990; attended Concord Institute, 1992–93. Politics: "Progressive." Religion: United Church of Christ. Hobbies and other interests: Kayaking, hiking, reading.
CAREER: Ordained minister of Anglican Church of Canada, 1990; associate Anglican priest in Kitchener, Ontario, 1990–92; Episcopal minister in Vermont, 1992–94; minister of the United Church of Christ, 1994–; Albuquerque Regional Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM, affiliate and leader of spirituality groups. Worked as nuclear medicine technologist at various hospitals for eighteen years; Veterans Hospital, White River Junction, VT, part-time chaplain, beginning 1997, later full-time chaplain, chair of ethics advisory committee, and acting chief of chaplaincy. Kitchener-Waterloo Rape Crisis Center, past member of board of directors; Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Support Group, past chaplain and advisor; Rainbows for All God's Children (interfaith grief recovery program for youth), former leader; Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, member of Task Force on Clergy Misconduct, 1992–94; Vermont Council on Family Violence, clergy liaison, 1994–97; Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ, delegate to China, 1995; Windsor County Task Force on Domestic Violence, past liaison; Lovelace Sandia Health System, spiritual care coordinator and member of ethics advisory committee; seminar leader; workshop presenter; public speaker.
MEMBER: American Association of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Association of Conflict Resolution, Association of Professional Chaplains.
The Forgotten Followers (collected sermons), Wood Lake Books (Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada), 1992.
Pastoral Care for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Healing the Shattered Soul, Haworth Press (Binghamton, NY), 2002.
Author of "Word of the Week," a religion column in Standard, 2000–02.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Ethics and Spirituality in the ICU; Too Close for Comfort, a work of fiction; research on pediatric ethics.
SIDELIGHTS: Daléne C. Fuller Rogers told CA: "My motivation is creativity and a desire to share helpful information in my nonfiction writing.
"I meditate before I begin writing fiction and try to become one with my characters, allowing myself to feel their circumstances and imagine their feelings. Initially I create a basic outline for the plot, but the characters are not given a rigid outline. They are allowed to evolve more freely.
"For nonfiction I create a detailed outline, keep a journal of relevant case studies, read current literature extensively, and immerse myself in the topic. I always try to create a balance between the intellectual and the spiritual.
"I have been inspired by the survivors of violence who have healed and created new life in spite of some negative teachings and messages from the mental health field. It was their sharing of their spiritual struggles and journeys that presented a message of hope that I felt would inspire others. I also saw a need to educate clergy."