Rev. Dr. Iannicelli has served as the Interim Protestant Chaplain at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, an inter-disciplinary facility in Newton Massachusetts. Currently, she is the Crisis Chaplain for the Boston Fire | Metro Fire Critical Incident Stress Management Team; holds the position of Regional Director for Barnabas Ministries, Inc., a National Pastoral Care Network serving pastors in crisis; and is the Care Pastor-in-Residence at Judah City Church in Marlboro, Massachusetts.
As Founder, Pastor/Chaplain, President and CEO of Equip Services, Inc., she aims to bring a culture of care to those facing need with a belief that there is value, purpose, potential, and dignity in compassionately loving, serving, and caring for the needs of others. Equip’s mission is three-fold, designed to serve individuals, families, and community, with a specific focus upon serving the local church with empowerment for leadership. Equip’s goal is to engage relationally in relevant, timely, and in sustainable ways to build resilience and vitality over time, meeting the basic need of others through love, hope, and well-being, which are the staples of everyday life.
Equip bridges and develops relevant care, crisis, and support as we gather to lead in love to benefit community need. We provide practicality in meeting unique need at the point of need in creative ways. We gather, worship, support, offer care, provide Sacerdotal function and ordinances, and community or individual enrichment. We educate, teach, train, supervise, proclaim, empower, and also hold the capability to license, ordain, and help others to do likewise. We enhance and promote sustainability and vitality to peoples and programs as we share the love that is derived through the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Dr. Loretta Iannicelli is both an Ordained Minister and Ordained Healthcare/Crisis Chaplain with the American Evangelistic Association. She has worked regionally both in congregational ministry and in corporate America across the New England area serving leaders, first responders, and persons in crises for more than a decade.
Rev. Dr. Iannicelli’s Pastoral Care ministry is derived from various disciplines. She holds a Doctorate Degree in Religious Education from Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary in Maryland; a Master’s of Divinity Degree and Counseling Certification from Andover Newton
Theological School as part of the Boston Theological Institute; Specialized Crisis Chaplaincy training in trauma, disaster, and suicide from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF); and Healthcare Chaplaincy training through Harvard Divinity School’s Field