(In this groundbreaking book, the Ministry Leadership Cent...)
In this groundbreaking book, the Ministry Leadership Center (MLC) shares fresh methodological insights and innovative practices in ministry formation. Tradition on the Move captures the experience of more than 700 senior executives and the MLC staff as they worked through the complex identity and responsibilities of a leader in today's Catholic health care ministry. The time is ripe for a broad-based conversation about the current status of ministry leadership formation and the pressing need to revitalize our efforts in health care, as well as Catholic social services, international relief initiatives, diocesan leadership, and Catholic higher education.
O’Connell was educated at Catholic University of Leuven (now Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and earned Bachelor in Theology degree from it in 1969. He received his Master of Arts in Religious Studies degree from the university a year later. He earned Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Sacred Theology degree from it in 1976, as well.
O’Connell worked as a professor and department chair of department of theological studies at St. Louis University for three years from 1979 and for four years from 1986. He served as a vice president of theology of mission and ethics at Catholic Health Association of the United States in St. Louis from 1985 till 1989. Since that year he also held the position of president and chief of Park Ridge Center for the Study Health in Faith, Ethics, Chicago.
He was an adjunct assistant professor of department of medicine of Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago since 1990. O'Connell was at the board of directors of American Health Decisions, since that same year, as well as of the Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia Health Care System in St. Louis.
Nowadays Laurence J. O’Connell is President and CEO of The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith and Ethics in Chicago. He worked concurrently as the Chief Ethics Officer of Advocate Health Care, one of the largest health care delivery systems in the Chicago area and the country.
O’Connell is also an international advisor to the Commission of the European Community, the Council of Europe, the ministry of health in Rome, and the scientific committee of San Raffaele School of Medical Humanities in Milan.
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O'Connell is a member of the University Club of Chicago.
O'Connell married Angela M. Schneider. They have a child - Coleman Brian.