Dale S. Recinella, J.D.
Ministry to families of executed and of murder victims.
· The Realities of the Week of Execution:
With the Condemned and the Family of the Condemned
· Ministry amidst the Realities of Solitary Confinement
· Becoming Family to the Incarcerated
Dale S. Recinella, author
of The Biblical Truth about America’s Death Penalty (Northeastern
University Press: 2004), has served for twelve years as a state-certified Spiritual Counselor and
Catholic lay chaplain in Florida’s prisons. On behalf of the Catholic Bishops
of Florida, in 1998 he began ministering cell-to-cell to the 365+ men on
Mr. Recinella, a magna cum laude
Dr. Susan Ward Recinella, awarded her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) at Nova University, School of Psychology, Fort Lauderdale, FL (1986), is licensed in Florida and Georgia with a specialty in working with the severely mentally ill. She currently serves as a Senior Psychologist and Director of Psychological Internship Training at Northeast Florida State Hospital, Macclenny, FL. Dr. Recinella has been a fellow in private practice (Tallahassee, FL) working with children, adolescents and adults, and is a member of the Florida Psychological Association. She participates in death row ministry by ministering to the families of inmates on deathwatch, especially during the time of execution. She has also ministered to the female inmates (Federal) housed at the Baker County Jail and is Coordinator of the Parish Praise and Worship Choir at St. Mary’s Catholic Church which provides the music for the monthly parish healing services. She and her husband have raised five children.
Dale & Susan Recinella, together with
their children, serve as a Christian mentoring family to an inmate in
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