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Selig, William P.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry

Dr. William P. Selig is a board-certified chaplain (BCC) with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) and has worked as a hospice volunteer and hospital chaplain in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, and California. Currently he is a chaplain at the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, VA providing spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families.

A graduate of the UTS class of 1981, for more than 40 years he served in organizations founded by Rev. & Mrs. Moon dedicated to building world peace—CAUSA International, International Security Council (ISC), Association for the Unity of Latin America (AULA), Summit Council for World Peace, and the Universal Peace Federation (UPF). He also served on the leadership team for the Middle East Peace Initiative (MEPI) which hosted peace pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and the Korean War 60th Anniversary Memorial Committee, which honored the veterans and nations who supported South Korea during the Korean War. 

He earned the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree and graduated with the UTS class of 2012. Currently he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry teaching courses on Spiritual Formation, Unification Traditions and Rituals, and Pastoral Counseling. He is also a dissertation advisor and member of the HJ International enrollment management team for prospective students. 

Dr. Selig and his wife Donna were blessed in the Holy Marriage ceremony held in New York in 1982, and are proud parents and grandparents, residing in northern Virginia.

    • D.Min., Unification Theological Seminary

    • Diploma, R.E., Unification Theological Seminary

    • B.A., University of Maryland

  • Books:

    Preparing for the Afterlife Based on the Teachings of Sun Myung Moon (2013)

    Seonghwa Manual: Unification Church Funeral Practices (2015)

    My Journey to Become a Hospital Chaplain (2016)


    Applied Unificationism Blog (list of articles)

    Spiritual Resilience, Association of Professional Chaplains Forum (February 2017)

    COVID Reflection, Association of Professional Chaplains Forum (February 2021)

    • MIN 5601: Unification Rituals and Traditions

    • MIN 8101: Spiritual Formation and Integration

    • PAS 5101: Pastoral Care and Counseling

    • EDU 5311: Spiritual Formation

  • Coordinated and documented the World Peace Tour of the Little Angels Children’s Folk Ballet of Korea to the 22 UN nations which came to the aid of South Korea during the Korean War (2010-13) 

    Served on the leadership team for the MEPI (Middle East Peace Initiative), which organized 30 interfaith peace pilgrimages to the Holy Land (2004-08)

    Member, Association of Professional Chaplains (APC); Religious Education Association (REA); and National Peace Corps Association (NPCA)

    Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Ministry