The Center for Career Development and Ministry (CCDM) is a not-for-profit, ecumenical, church-related agency working with individuals in any occupation who are facing career decisions.
Our specialty is working with clergy and religious lay leaders who are at various stages of their ministry or careers.
Our counselors have pastored churches and know the unique realities and challenges of parish life.
Clients from professional and non-professional backgrounds that range in age from pre-college to retirement have found our services helpful.
We are listed in Richard Bolles’ What Color is Your Parachute? and our clinical director, Doug Wheeler, received training from Bolles.
We serve numerous denominations and judicatories including:
- American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
- American Baptist Churches of Vermont and New Hampshire
- American Baptist Churches of Connecticut
- American Baptist Churches of New York State
- American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York
- American Baptist Churches of New Jersey
- American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware
- American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island
- American Baptist Churches of the South
- Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut
- Episcopal Diocese of Vermont/New Hampshire
- Episcopal Diocese of Maine
- Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
- Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts
- Evangelical Lutheran Churches of America
- Presbyterian Churches USA
- Unitarian Universalist Association
- United Churches of Christ, Connecticut Conference
- United Churches of Christ, Massachusetts Conference
- United Church of Christ, Rhode Island Conference
- United Methodist Church
- Metropolitan Community Church