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Rev. Bill Painter

Rev. Bill Painter

The Rev. William J. Painter is the former director of spiritual services at Judson Park Retirement Community, managed by ABHOW, in Des Moines, Washington. He received his bachelor's degree from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Seminary in Arden Hills, Minnesota. 

Painter completed four units of clinical pastoral education at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. He is endorsed for ministry with elders by American Baptist Churches, USA and is a board-certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. 

Prior to specialized ministry with older adults, Painter served pastorates in Iowa and Washington state. In his 27-plus-year career as a chaplain in a health care setting, he has studied extensively and taught numerous classes on spirituality and aging, spirituality and work, spiritual development and integrating faith and spirituality in caring ministries for staff at all levels of service.

Painter is coauthor of the Spirituality In Life And Work training resource of American Baptist Homes and Caring Ministries. He has presented at congregational, local, state and national association meetings, including Aging Services of Washington, AAHSA and ICAA.

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