Rev. Dr. Stafford Jonathan Miller
Reverend Dr. Stafford J. Miller undergraduate college years were spent at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. Prior to entering to ordained ministry, he was in public education for over 20 years.
At New York Theological Seminary he received a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) and Doctor of Ministry degrees (D. Min.)
Dr. Miller interests lay in the Spiritual Disciplines, Christian mysticism, contemplation, Spiritual Formation, The theology of the Holy Spirit, and The Gentle Art of Spiritual Direction.
Dr. Miller is a Certified Spiritual Director and is devoted to assisting individuals and groups in discovering where God is active in their daily lives and in the culture in which we live, by way of the inner guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Dr. Miller has been approved by The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and awarded a Certification in Spiritual Formation from the United Methodist Church.
Rev. Dr. Miller also:
A…Has studied at the Quellen Spiritual Center in Menden New Jersey.
B… Has studied at the Upper Room Spiritual Center in Neptune, NJ.
C….Is a graduate with a Professional Certificate in Spiritual Direction from The Tree of Life Institute for Spiritual Formation, Belvedere, New Jersey.
D. Holds a Certificate from Equipping Lay Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary, in Spiritual Formation. Washington D.C.
Rev. Dr. Miller has also received a Graduate Certificate in Christian Spirituality from Seton Hall University Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology in South Orange, NJ and has been in direction as a directee, for several years.
Spiritual Formation is Dr. Miller’s passion which he enthusiastically shares with others as he encourages and guides them to know God and to make Him known. He welcomes anyone who desires to be in conversation and discernment about their “Deeper Spiritual/Inward journey”.
Dr. Miller is married to Maria A. Benavides, who is a 30 year professional in childcare. He has one daughter, Kimberly a son-in law Erskin and two lovely grandchildren who reside in Florida.
Rev. Dr. Miller is an Elder under appointment in the United Methodist Church and has been serving two churches, St. John’s United Methodist Church in West Berlin, NJ and Mt. Zion-Wesley United Methodist Church in Deptford NJ since July 2013.