Rev. Dr. Derry James-Tannariello, BCC is Board Certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Derry carries a Doctor of Ministry specializing in Christian Counseling, a Masters of Divinity, an MA in Christian Psychology, a BA in Religion, and a BS in both Personal Ministries and in Psychology. She was awarded VIP Woman of the Year from the National Association of Professional Women. She continues her Chaplaincy work as well as spiritual guidance and pastoral responsibilities.

Derry is a sought-after National and International speaker and teacher and has been a guest on TV and radio, addressing chaplaincy and spiritual growth. She is known for her compassionate heart, humor and life-changing inspirational stories of faith.

Conference and Seminar Topics


Hospital and Hospice Ministry
Resource – Heaven Touches Earth 

~ How to Conduct a Hospital Visit

~ Cultural and Spiritual Considerations

~ Spiritual and Emotional Responses to Hospitalization

~ Sickness – Spiritual in Origin

~ Spirituality in Medicine

~  Spiritual Needs of the Cancer Patient

~ End of Life / Palliative care

~ Ministering to Our Dying Loved One

~ Bereavement, Grief, and Loss Realities, Reactions, Responses and Responsibilities


Spiritual Development

~ Freedom in Surrender

~ Praying in the “Yes” of God – Book

~ Growing in the “Yes” of God – Book

~ With Gladness Every Day – Book

~ Fill Me Up Lord – Book

~ On the Way to Hell, Thinking about Heaven

~ Missing Heaven by 18 Inches

~ Your Attitude, Your Health


Living for Service

~ Open Our Eyes Lord

~ Never too Young, Never too Old

~ Problems Reveal Opportunities

~ More than a Handshake

~ Stranger at the Gate

Seminars or Week of Prayer

  • Growing in the Yes of God (10 – 12 part)
  • Praying in the Yes of God (3 – 4 part)
  • Your Attitude, Your Health (2 – 4 part)
  • Step by Step (4 – 5 part)
  • Freedom in Surrender (3 – 5 part)
  • Open our Eyes (3 part)
  • Fill Me Up Lord (2 – 4 part)

Her workshops, seminars, pastoral training and conferences are delivered with wit and wisdom. Cutting-edge, relevant messages punctuate her teachings with life experiences.

Derry does not have a set fee. She believes in doing her best and expects the organization that requests her to speak to do their best. However, in addition to an honorarium, she does require that travel and lodging expenses  for her and her conference assistant, as well as any expenses incurred for materials and handouts be covered by the conference or seminar host. She also requests that space be provided for her to offer all her books and materials for purchase by conference and seminar attendees.

If you would like to book Derry for your event, please call (603) 232-8497 or email us at  [email protected] with the dates and details of your event. Once a date is confirmed, we will email a promotional packet to help assist you in the preparation of your event.

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