Clinical Pastoral Education

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Faculty and Staff

Clinical Pastoral Education

  

Our CPE program has been recognized nationally by the ACPE organization as one of the model training centers nationally. We have some of the finest faculty available.

 

 

   

Faculty

 

 

Position

Rebecca Adrian, MDiv BCC 

Supervisory Education Student Candidate

SWRACPE, Transplant Medicine Service Line 

 

Carlos Bell, MDiv 

Director of Pastoral Education and ACPE Supervisor

 

Mark Grace, MDiv  

Vice President, Office of Mission and Ministry,

ACPE Supervisor 

 

Bicri Hernandez de Singh,

MDiv

   

Supervisory Education Student Candidate

SWRACPE

 

Satoe Soga, MDiv BCC 

Manager CPE Programs, ACPE Supervisor,

and General Medicine Service Line

 

John Takacs, MDiv

Manager CPE Programs, ACPE Supervisor,

Oncology Service Line

 

 

 

   

Staff 

 

Service Line

 

Hospital

Rebecca Adrian

MDiv BCC 

Supervisory Education

Student Candidate,

Transplant Medicine

Service Line 

 

Baylor University

Medical Center

 

Rob Adrian

MDiv BCC 

 

Pastoral Care Manager

Baylor Heart

Hospital at Plano

 

Millicent Albert 

MA MDiv LPC BCC  

 

Staff Chaplain and Pastoral Care Manager,

Women and Children’s

Services 

Baylor University

Medical Center

 

Laura Arellano-Davis 

MDiv BCC

 

Intensive Care,

Emergency,

Rehab, Telemetry,

Med-Surgery,

Day Surgery

 

Baylor Medical

Center at Irving

Carlos Bell

MDiv

 

Director, Pastoral

Education

Baylor University

Medical Center

Sherwin Bhaskardoss 

BD STM

 

Labor & Delivery,

Cardiovascular

Baylor Regional

Medical Center

at Grapevine

 

Karen Black

MDiv BCC

 

Manager Pastoral

Care and Trauma

& Critical Care  

 

Baylor Regional

Medical Center

at Grapevine

 

Nestor Bunda

ThD BCC

 

Rehabilitation 

Baylor Institute

for Rehabilitation 

 

Jerry Carter 

MDiv BCC

 

General Medicine 

Baylor Medical

Center at

Waxahachie

 

Paul Chacko

MDiv BCC 

 

Senior Health

Clinic Ministry

& House-calls  

 

Baylor Senior

Health

Network 

 

Larry Colgrove

BA  

 

ER, Telemetry,

and Rehab  

Baylor Medical

Center at Garland 

 

Donnie Crump

MDiv BCC  

 

Critical Care,

Women’s Service,

Emergency,

and Med-Surgical 

 

Baylor Medical

Center at Irving 

 

Eric Daniell

BA MA

 

Orthopaedics,

Day Surgery

Baylor University

Medical Center

 

Mike Davis

ThM

 

Cardiac Care

Baylor Heart and

Vascular Hospital

 

Elizabeth (Chick)

Deegan, BSN MA 

 

Program Manager

of Spiritual Support 

 

Baylor Health Care

System 

 

Robert (Bob) Duncan 

ThD BCC

 

Director, Pastoral

Care Eastern Region  

Baylor Medical

Center at Garland  

 

Douglas Freeman

MDiv

 

General Medicine

Baylor Heart

Hospital at Plano

Sandra Gillian

 

General Medicine

Baylor Regional

Medical Center

at Grapevine

 

Mark Grace

MDiv BCC 

 

Vice President,

Office of Mission

and Ministry

 

Baylor Health

Care System

 

Joseph Hama

PhD BCC

 

Specialty Hospital

 

Baylor Specialty

Hospital

 

Bicri Hernandez

de Singh, MDiv   

 

Supervisory Education

Student Candidate

SWRACPE

 

Baylor All Saints

Medical Center at

Fort Worth 

 

Jennifer Holder

DMin BCC

Oncology

Baylor University

Medical Center/

Charles A Sammons

Cancer Center

 

Judy Lain

MA BCC   

 

Transplant and

Telemetry  

 

Baylor All Saints

Medical Center

at Fort Worth 

 

Deb Lane

CPE Program

Coordinator

 

Baylor University

Medical Center

 

Len Liu

MA LPC BCC

 

General Medicine 

Baylor Regional

Medical Center

at Plano

 

John Lewis General Medicine

Baylor Regional

Medical Center

at Plano

 

David Lowe

MA MDiv BCC  

 

Director, Pastoral Care

Western Region

 

Baylor All Saints

Medical Center

at Fort Worth 

 

Ines Lowe

BRE 

 

Women's Center 

Baylor Medical

Center at Garland

 

Clark Mays

MCC

 

Faith in Action

Initiatives, Strategic

Coordinator

 

Baylor Health

Care System

Ella McCarroll

BCC 

 

OB/GYN, Women’s

Services  

Baylor All Saints

Medical Center

at Fort Worth 

 

Paul McKay

MDiv

 

General Medicine 

Baylor Medical

Center at Garland

 

Mike Mullender

PhD BCC  

 

Director, Pastoral

Care Dallas Campus

and Trauma Service

Line

 

Baylor University

Medical Center 

Dallas Campus 

 

Gabriel Ojih

MDiv

 

Deep Night Chaplain 

Baylor University

Medical Center 

 

Kathy Osborne Office Manager

Baylor Health Care

System

 

Ascanio Peguero

MD MDiv BCC

 

Oncology, Progressive

Care Unit, Palliative

Care and Transplant

Donor Advocacy  

 

Baylor All Saints

Medical Center

at Fort Worth 

 

Santhosh Podimala

BTH

 

Triage

Baylor University

Medical Center

 

Marci Pounders

MDiv BCC

 

Palliative Care

Services

Bereavement

 

Baylor University

Medical Center

 

JamesPaul Qazilbash

MDiv

 

Pediatrics  

Baylor Our

Children's House

LaVerne Whitehead

Reed, DMin

 

General Medicine

Baylor Medical

Center at Carrollton

Don Sewell

PhD

 

Director, Faith in

Action Initiatives

Baylor Health

Care System

Satoe Soga

MDiv BCC 

 

Manager CPE

Programs, ACPE

Supervisor

and General

Medicine

 

Baylor University

Medical Center

 

Paul Sutton

DMin BCC 

 

CV, Heart//Lung

Transplant Medicine,

Emergency

Department 

 

Baylor University

Medical Center 

 

John Takacs

MDiv

Manager CPE

Programs, ACPE

Supervisor, and

Oncology Service

Line

 

Baylor University

Medical Center

Marilyn Vivar

 

Administrative

Assistant

Baylor All Saints

Medical Center

at Fort Worth

 

Denita Wade

Faith in Action

Initiatives,

Employee Spirtual

Support

 

Baylor University

Medical Center 

 

Alfred Walker

MDiv

 

Diabetes Health and

Wellness Institute

Baylor Health

Care System

Chuck Wallace

MDiv 

 

Behavioral Health,

ICU, CVICU, ER 

Baylor All Saints

Medical Center

at Fort Worth

 

Alan Wright

MDiv BCC 

Oncology 

Baylor University

Medical Center/

Charles A Sammons

Cancer Center

 

Craig Zoller

Graduate Diploma

Senior Health

Clinic Ministry

& House-calls

Baylor Senior

Health Network

 

 

About

Faculty and Staff  

 

Rebecca Adrian MDiv BCC

CPE Instructor, Pastoral Care Manager, & Transplant Medicine Service Line

Rebecca is a Manager in the Pastoral Care Department of BUMC. She coordinates spiritual care for patients, families and staff for the Baylor transplant program. She serves as adjunct faculty for the CPE program. Her responsibilities include curriculum planning, leading didactic seminars and teaching fist year skills lab. Adrian also coordinates the CPE Advisory Committee. Before serving at BUMC, Adrian was a chaplain at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine for eight years. She has her Bachelors of Science in Public Relations from The University of Alabama and her Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Adrian is an ordained Baptist minister who is endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. She is board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains.

 

 

Rob Adrian MDiv BCC

Rob is the manager for The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. Before chaplaincy in the Baylor system he was a minister for 15 years in Presbyterian churches in Oklahoma and Texas. After completing CPE residencies in New Jersey and Texas he began his full time chaplaincy in Plano.

 

 

Millicent L. Albert, MA, MDiv, LPC, BCC

Millicent Albert is the Staff Chaplain for Women & Children’s Services and a Pastoral Care Manager at Baylor University Medical Center. Millicent coordinates the provision of spiritual and emotional care to patients, families and staff in the labor and delivery, antepartum, postpartum and neonatal intensive care units. She leads the Maternal Child Health Ministry Team in providing Pastoral Care to families enduring ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death.  She received her B.A.S. in Christian Ministries from Dallas Baptist University, obtained her M.A. in Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and her M.Div. from SMU Perkins School of Theology. Millicent has achieved 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education and is endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Millicent is board certified by the Texas State Board of Examiners as a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as board certified through the Association of Professional Chaplains and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

 

 

Laura Arellano-Davis MDiv BCC

Laura Arellano-Davis is a chaplain at Baylor Medical Center at Irving. Her areas of responsibility include Intensive Care, Telemetry, Med-Surg, Day Surgery, Rehab and Emergency. She completed a CPE residency at Baylor Medical Center at Grapevine, earning four units of CPE, followed by a year-long non-CPE residency at Baylor University Medical Center  in the Transplant department. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, and a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. She is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church and is board certified through the Association of Professional Chaplains.

 

 

Carlos R Bell MDiv

Carlos Bell is one of the Clinical Pastoral Education Center’s CPE faculty members. He received his Bachelor of Science from Southern Bible College and completed a Master of Arts in Religious Education and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Southwestern Black Seminary Fellowship selected Bell as a Distinguished Alumni in 2003. He completed one extended CPE unit at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and residency and supervisory education at Memorial Hospital System in Houston, Texas. Bell served in senior services, psychiatry, medical intensive care, transitional care, and hospice care settings. He was awarded the 1996 Veteran Affairs Secretary’s Excellence in Chaplaincy. His other accomplishments include ACPE Southwest Region Racial Ethnic Multicultural Committee, Regional Certification Committee, and Leadership Council Chairmanship. He was co-chair of the ACPE Annual Conference and nominated as ACPE President-Elect in 2007. He was selected as one of the top 12 ACPE Supervisors by the ACPE National Certification Commission as part of The Rev. Judy Ragsdale’s, Ph.D. dissertation on Supervisory Wisdom in 2008. He published an article on Pastoral Supervision and Cultural Issues, (Vol. 20) Journal of Supervision and Training in Ministry. He has held leadership roles in the Church of God in Christ as pastor, district superintendent, and jurisdictional secretary.

 

 

Sherwin Bhaskardoss B.D STM

Sherwin is an ordained minister of the Church of South India and now with PC-USA. He is a Chaplain at BRMC-GV focused on the Labor & delivery along with Cardio-vascular unit.  He received his bachelors of Science degree from Bangalore University, India and Bachelors in Divinity (M.Div.) from the Senate of Serampore and Master of Sacred Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. His Chaplaincy ministry started at Baylor in 2007 and after completion of 5 units of CPE continues to minister with Baylor at Grapevine.  

 

 

Karen F Black  MDiv BCC

Karen Black is the Manager of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine. She has a Graduate Diploma in Religious Education and a Master of Divinity, both from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. Black has achieved four units of Clinical Pastoral Education and is a Board Certified Chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains. She is an ordained minister and endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Karen is a member of the Pediatric Chaplains Network.

 

 

Nestor D Bunda DTh BCC

Nestor Bunda is an ordained Baptist minister endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. He is board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains.  He is Chaplain for Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Filamer Christian College, Bachelor of Divinity from Central Philippine University and Doctor of Theology from University of Hamburg, Germany. He was Associate Professor at Central Philippine University and Pulpit Minister at Baptist Center Church in Iloilo City, Philippines. He co-edited and authored some books including A History of the Philippine Baptist Churches 1898-1998 and Christianity in Philippine Setting. His chaplaincy ministry began at Baylor University Medical Center in August 2005. After finishing his second year CPE Residency in August 2007 he moved into a staff chaplaincy position at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. His ministry focuses on giving spiritual care to individuals with strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other orthopedic and neurological disorders. Also, he coordinates the Baylor Clergy Partnership Program since September 2007.

 

 

Jerry L Carter MDiv BCC

Jerry Carter is Staff Chaplain ll at Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie. He has been a Baylor Chaplain for 20 years. Receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Biblical Studies from Dallas Baptist University, he continued his preparation for ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He earned his Master of Divinity Degree in 1976 and has done post graduate work in the Doctor of Ministry program. After serving as a pastor for 12 yeas Chaplain Carter completed a year’s residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He is endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas and he is a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains

 

 

Paul T Chacko MA MDiv BCC

Paul Chacko is a staff chaplain in the Geriatrics Service Line. He is responsible for pastoral care at Buckner Retirement Village and Baylor Senior Centers at Garland and Plano. He earned his Master of Arts degree in Economics from Loyola College and a Master of Divinity from Hindustan Bible Seminary in Madras, India. He works closely with the Greater Dallas Alzheimer's Association in leading support groups for family members of patients with Alzheimers. He did his first year of CPE residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and his second year of CPE at Baylor University Medical Center. He has earned a total of nine units of Clinical Pastoral Education. In July 2008 he became a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Chacko became a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner in June 2010 based on his work with Alzheimer's and Demented patients.

 

 

Larry E Colgrove BA
Larry Colgrove is a chaplain at Baylor Medical Center at Garland. He serves in the Emergency Department, Telemetry, and Rehab. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a minor in Greek from Criswell College in 1979. He completed 8 units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Baylor University Medical Center 1980 – 1982. He served as staff chaplain at Medical City Dallas Hospital 1982 – 1985. He served as Director of Pastoral Care at Buckner Retirement, Dallas 1985 – 2000. He has served as chaplain at Baylor Medical Center at Garland 2000 – present. He is endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. He was ordained in 1980.


Donnie Crump MDiv BCC
Donnie Crump is chaplain at Baylor Medical Center at Irving. His areas of responsibility include Critical Care, Women's Services, Emergency, and Oncology. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dallas Bible College with a major in Bible and a minor in Greek. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, with a Master of Divinity. He completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas. He is Faith Endorsement is by Baptist General Convention of Texas. He is a Board Certified chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains.

 

 

Eric Daniell BA MA

Eric Daniell is chaplain for Orthopaedics Clinical Services at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of responsibility include Surgical and Trauma Orthopaedics, and Day Surgery. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, with his BA and MA from Kent State University. Eric began his Clinical Pastoral Education with an Internship at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas. He completed a first year Residency, and second year Specialty Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dallas. He was then awarded the Fellowship in Clinical Chaplaincy/Mental Health, with an emphasis in Substance Abuse. As Chaplain Fellow at the North Texas VA, Eric served as Clinical Treatment Coordinator and Recovery/Spirituality Group Instructor for Inpatient and returning Veterans. Returning to Baylor he served as Resident for Orthopaedics and General Medicine before becoming Staff Chaplain for Orthopaedics and Day Surgery.  He is an ordained Baptist Minister, with faith group endorsement by the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

 

 

Mike Davis ThM

Mike Davis received his B.A. from Tennessee Temple University and his Th. M. from Dallas Theological Seminary. He did his clinical training at Baylor University Medical Center. He completed one Extended Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education, three Basic Units, and one Advanced Unit. Mike was a hospice chaplain for 11 and a half years for Vitas Innovative Healthcare Corporation. He is currently a cardiovascular chaplain at the Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. Mike is currently the Primary Investigator in a funded study on depression in cardiovascular patients. Mike loves to cook and enjoy time with his wife and two Golden Retrievers.

 

 

Elizabeth “Chick” Deegan BSN MA

Chick's career has spanned nursing practice (Maternal-Newborn, Oncology, Hospice), Nursing Education, Leadership Development, Consulting, Coaching. Working at Baylor and with staff and leaders with the Sacred Vocation Program has returned Chick to her passion, helping people to find their birth-right, God-given gifts and expressing those in relationship with each other and most importantly with patients and their families.

 

 

Robert L (Bob) Duncan ThD
Bob Duncan is the Director of Pastoral Care for the Eastern Region of Baylor Health Care System including  Baylor Medical Center at Garland, Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano and The Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Ouachita Baptist University and Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education. Bob is endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas to serve as a chaplain and is Board Certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains

 


Doug Freeman MDiv

Doug Freeman holds a BSED from Northeastern University in Boston 1969 and an MDIV from Perkins School of Theology in 2000. He works in General Medicine at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano and does PRN work for Baylor Regional Medical Centers of Carrollton, Garland and Plano. Before coming to Baylor, Doug was the founder for 10 years of The Seniors’ Net and prior to that the Executive Vice President and part-owner of Insurdata Incorporated. Doug is currently completing his fourth unit of CPE at Children’s Hospital and expects to apply to be a Board Certified Chaplain by ACP and is endorsed by and ordained by The Reformed Church in America. He is the father of two boys, grandfather of four grandsons and been married for 42 years.

 

 

R Mark Grace MDiv ACPE BCC

Father of two grown children (Nate, a musician and Megan, a college student at UT Austin), Mark states that his close connections to two nephews with Down Syndrome--one of whom died after a three year battle with leukemia--have had the most impact on his life and work in recent years. Grace is a graduate of Howard Payne University (B.A. in New Testament Greek) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity). He came to Baylor University Medical Center in 1983 to do a year-long Residency in Clinical Pastoral Education and stayed on as a Chaplain Coordinator on the pastoral care staff. During his first tenure at Baylor (1983-1990), he initiated pastoral care services in the then-new A. Webb Roberts Hospital, specializing in emergent and critical care. Grace later served as chaplain and pioneered the spirituality curriculum for Baylor’s Adolescent Psychiatric Unit and subsequently served as chaplain for Baylor’s Center for Addictive Diseases. Grace earned Board Certification from the Association of Professional Chaplains in 1985 was certified as a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education in 1992. Grace served as Director of Pastoral Care for BHCS from 1994 to December 31, 2009 and was promoted to the position of Vice President of the Office of Mission & Ministry in January of 2010. He oversees Baylor’s Christian mission, chaplaincy, pastoral education and faith in action initiatives. Grace has served on the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education’s Professional Ethics Commission, writing the supervisory education curriculum on professional ethics that is currently recommended by the ACPE. He also serves on ACPE’s Southwest Region certification committee and as regional chair for Advocacy in the Association of Professional Chaplains. Along with his wife Linda Wilkerson, Mark, who is fluent in Spanish, also serves as co-pastor of Bill Harrod Memorial Baptist Church, a bilingual, multicultural congregation in the midst of the nation’s 11th poorest zip code. Grace’s involvement in local church ministry in a multicultural context reflects his lifelong commitment and ties to the Hispanic Baptist community, to a narrative approach and praxis orientation toward theology and theological education.

 

 

Joseph P Hama PhD BCC

Joseph P. Hama is the Chaplain at Baylor Specialty Hospital in Dallas. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana College and completed a Master of Divinity, a Master of Arts in Religious Education, and earned a Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Hama completed 5 Units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Baylor University Medical Center. He is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. His current research interests include World Religions, Cross-cultural communication, and Marital Counseling Across Cultures.

 

 

Bicri Hernandez de Singh MDiv
Bicri Hernandez de Singh completed her B.A. at Trinity University in San Antonio and her M.Div. at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. She is an ordained Baptist minister and is endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. She completed four units of CPE at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen and an additional four units of CPE at VA Medical Center in Dallas. She is currently a CPE Supervisory Candidate co-facilitating CPE units in the Baylor University Medical Center and Fort Worth campuses.

 

 

Jennifer Holder DMin BCC

Chaplain Holder changed career paths in mid-life from health care public relations to chaplaincy, with essential support from Baylor’s tuition reimbursement program and her managers.  Her chaplaincy includes pediatric ministry while in Clinical Pastoral Education at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, home-based ministry with seniors in Baylor’s senior health network, end of life care as Baylor palliative care team’s first chaplain, hospice care on a stint in Abilene, Texas and oncology chaplaincy since 2009. She co-authored the book Parting: A Handbook for Spiritual Care Near the End of Life  with her colleague, Jann Aldredge-Clanton. She is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church, Diocese of Northwest Texas and is licensed to serve in the Dallas diocese.

 

 

Judy Lain MA BCC

Judy Lain is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains at Baylor All Saints Medical Center. Her service lines include transplant and telemetry. Lain received her Bachelor of Arts from McMurray University and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. Lain completed the field education program and four units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Baylor University Medical Center. Lain is an ordained minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

 

Len Liu MA LPC BCC

Len Liu is a chaplain at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. He received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Fung-Chia University in Tai-Chung, Taiwan and two Master of Art degrees, one in Christian Counseling and one in Practical Theology. Len has achieved 8 units of Clinical Pastoral Education. He is endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas to serve as a chaplain and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

 

 

David Lowe MA MDiv BCC

Director of Pastoral Care, Western Region of the Baylor Health Care System
David Lowe serves as the Director of Pastoral Care for five full service Baylor hospitals. Two of these hospitals are located in Fort Worth. In addition David provides leadership for Baylor hospitals in Grapevine, Irving, and Waxahachie. David has served as a Pastoral Care Manager in the more recent past for Fort Worth and before that was primary chaplain for Transplant and Critical Care patients. David received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Master of Art in Pastoral Theology from Criswell College. In addition, he earned the Master of Divinity with Biblical languages from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. David pursued additional study at Golden Gate Seminary in Mill Valley, California. David has extensive experience in the local church and served as a senior pastor for five years. He has achieved four units of Clinical Pastoral Education and has a deep interest in Pediatrics since his training at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. David is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and is endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

 

 

Ines Lowe BRE
Chaplain Ines Lowe coordinates the Baylor-Garland Pastoral Care Volunteers’ program. She is Chaplain for the Women's Services providing support to families enduring neonatal loss. She helps organize and coordinate the TLC (To Lose a Child) bereavement program for Baylor-Garland Pastoral care. She provides pastoral support to the NICU (Neonatal ICU) and coordinates the “Love Lamb” program for families with babies in the NICU. She also provides pastoral support to Staff, Patients, and Families in Critical Care, Telemetry, Med-surgery and Pre-op areas. She has been in the ministry for over 20 years and a chaplain with the Baylor Health Care System for over 11 years. Chaplain Ines Lowe is trilingual. She received her Seminary training from the Seminary of Christian Education in Recife - Brazil and her Clinical Pastoral Education, internship and residency, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. She is licensed by The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson, and ordained by Alvorada Baptist Church in Fortaleza - Brazil where she served as minister of Religion Education. She is endorsed by the BGCT - Baptist General Convention of Texas. She has been trained in CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) Group Crisis Intervention, Advanced Group Crisis Intervention, Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support, CISM for Health Care Provider and Stress Management for Trauma Service Providers courses. She served as Chaplain at the Dumont Baptist School, (Fortaleza – Brazil). She also has served on the Board of Trustees for the Memorial Baptist Hospital (Fortaleza- Brazil).

 

Clark Mays MACE

Clark Mays earned his Masters In Christian Education (MACE) in 2009 from Dallas Theological Seminary. He completed his 1 yr Residency (CPE) at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas in 2010, his Masters in Youth and Family Ministry (30 hr degree) from John Brown University in 2007, and his Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2003. Mays is the Strategic Coordinator for Faith In Action with an emphasis in Supervising Warehouse inventory, Coordinating donations, and marketing of 2nd Life Resource medical supplies and furniture.

 


Ella M McCarroll MARE BCC
Chaplain Ella McCarroll began her chaplaincy career as a corrections chaplain at Plane State Jail a Corrections Facility for female offenders under Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice. She became a Chaplain in 1998 at BUMC-Dallas where she served 10 years before coming to Baylor All Saints Andrews Women’s Hospital - Fort Worth. She continues in her clinical specialty to women experiencing pregnancy loss and infant death. She is the coordinator of the To Lose A Child (TLC) Infant Bereavement Program. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Texas College and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Central Arkansas. Chaplain McCarroll earned a Master of Arts in Religious Education (M.A.R.E.) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has completed 6 units of Clinical Pastoral Education. She is endorsed as a Chaplain by Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) and Board Certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC).


Paul McKay MDiv
Paul McKay is a chaplain at Baylor Medical Center at Garland. Paul holds a B.A. degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and a Master of Divinity degree from SMU. He trained in Clinical Pastoral Education at Methodist Medical Center in Dallas. Paul is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church

 

 

Mike Mullender PhD BCC

Mike Mullender is the Director of Pastoral Care for Baylor University Medical Center and the Dallas campus of BHCS.  His primary clinical area is the Trauma Service Line. Mike received a Bachelor of Music Education from Baylor University.  He received an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.  Mike completed a CPE Residency at Baylor in 1989 and served in part-time positions and non-CPE residencies while completing his doctoral studies in pastoral care of chronically ill older adults.  During that time he also developed a comprehensive pastoral care program of spiritual care for Baylor Specialty Hospital, where he became a staff chaplain in 1995. The following year Mike provided leadership in the establishment of Baylor’s Geriatrics Chaplaincy program, which has served the spiritual needs of older adults in the community since that time. He served as a Chaplain Manger for Baylor University Medical Center before becoming Director.  He maintains an interest quality improvement and health care research and serves on Baylor’s Institutional Review Board. He is a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains and is endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

 

 

Gabriel Ojih MDiv

Gabriel Ojih is the night chaplain for the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He provides spiritual and emotional support to patients, families and staff across the campus including the Oncology hospital, Baylor Specialty Hospital, Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation, etc. but with emphasis in the Emergency Dept. and ICU/Trauma areas. He attended Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA and received his Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a minor in Counseling at the college’s Big Sandy, TX campus. He is completing his Master of Divinity at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. Ojih is an ordained minister, served as a church pastor for 10 years and has completed 6 units of Clinical Pastoral Education.

 

Ascanio G Peguero MD MDiv BCC

Ascanio is a chaplain at Baylor All Saints Medical Center. His area of service includes oncology, palliative care, and transplant donor advocacy. Ascanio received his Medical Degree from the University of Santo Domingo and his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Ascanio completed his Clinical Pastoral Education at Baylor Health Care System and Dallas Veteran Hospital. He is an ordained Baptist Minister who served as missionary in Thailand. He is endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains.

 

 

Santhosh Benjamin Podimala BTH

Santhosh is the Triage chaplain at Baylor University Medical Center. He is responsible for all the calls that come in for spiritual and emotional support. He helps navigate the chaplain’s with their patient, staff, and families in providing timely and effective ministry. He coordinates the entire decedent care paper work by ministering to the family and the Funeral homes. Santhosh has a Bachelor in Theology from Doon Bible College in Dehra Dun (in India).  He has completed 8 units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Baylor University Medical Center. He is an ordained Pentecostal Minister. He has served in various ministries in and around India. He continues this ministry in the Indian continent through his Sacred Hands of Hope, a ministry organization that reaches out to the homeless and under privileged community children. Currently he is also ministering at a local Pentecostal parish in Allen, TX as the Pastor.

 

 

Marci Pounders MDiv BCC

Marci is a candidate for Doctor of Ministry, Perkins School of Theology at SMU.  She is a certified spiritual director and serves as assistant priest at St. James Episcopal Church in Dallas.  She has been married to her husband Tracy for 25 years and they have 2 children, Elizabeth (22) and Alex (16).

 

 

LaVerne Whitehead Reed DMin

LaVerne is a professional chaplain having Master and Doctoral degrees in theology from Brite Divinity School TCU and Vision International University, plus an intensive experience of training in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Her first three month unit of CPE was at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.  Her full year of CPE was at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.  During her training and in her subsequent service at Baylor Medical Center at Grapevine, LaVerne  functioned as a full clinical member of the patient care team and does the same at Baylor Carrollton where she is the first professional staff chaplain for the Carrollton Department of Pastoral Care. LaVerne is an Ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church where she has served as a Senior Pastor, College Dean of Chapel, and Assistant Pastor. She is also the published author of, "Mountain Move Around: Women and Discriminatory Mountains in Ministry."

 

 

Satoe Soga DMin BCC
Satoe Soga is a manager for CPE programs at Baylor Health Care System. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern College, completed a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and her Doctor of Ministry at Ecumenical Theological Seminary. 
Satoe calls herself a tri-cultural person. Growing up, she has lived in three countries, Taiwan, Japan, and USA, and she values diversity and inclusivity. She is a minister of the Word and Sacrament in Presbyterian Church USA, and has served on several committees in that denomination. She is a board certified chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains, and she served in various health care systems such as NYU Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic. In 2011, she was certified as a CPE Supervisor from the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.

 

 

Allan Paul Sutton DMin BCC
Paul Sutton is a staff chaplain in Cardiovascular Care. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington and earned a Master in Divinity in Theology and a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Sutton achieved 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Baylor University Medical Center and is endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. He is a Board Certified member of the Association of Professional Chaplains


Denita Wade
Denita Wade is the Program Support Administrative Assistance and Facilitator for Sacred Vocation Program. Denita provides direct support to the programs manger and graduates of the program on the Dallas Campus. She is an ordained minister in the Non Denominational Church.

 

Alfred Walker MDiv

The Reverend Alfred M. Walker, I. serves as Chaplain with Baylor Health Care System at the Baylor University Medical Center and the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute.  Reverend Walker is a native of Augusta, Georgia. He is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion. He also earned the Master of Divinity Degree from Morehouse School of Religion, in affiliation with the Interdenominational Theological Center. His area of concentration was Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Care. Prior to answering the call to pastor the Historic New Hope Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, he pastored Liberty Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia.  He also served as President of the Augusta NAACP. He is a member of the African American Pastors' Coalition, where he serves as Chairman of the PAC. He is the organizer and President of the South Dallas H.O.P.E. Initiative. He currently serves as Vice-Moderator of the Northwestern District Association and President of the Political Action Commission for the BM&E State Convention of Texas. He has a genuine love for people, pastoring, and preaching. Reverend Walker is married to Angela Bedford Walker and they are the proud parents of two children, Azaia Ruth Walker and Alfred Mark Walker, II. Reverend Walker's lovely daughter Aisha Renae' Walker, completes his family.

 

 

Chuck Wallace MDiv

Chuck Wallace is the chaplain for Intensive Care Unit both General and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Units. He provides coverage for the Behavioral Health units at Baylor All Saints Medical Center. Additionally, Chuck served on the Ethics Committee since 2001. He received his Bachelor in Business Administration from Belmont University in Nashville TN and a Master of Divinity as well as a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Chuck completed CPE residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas TX and an initial unit at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC. Chuck also serves in the Texas Army National Guard and has served two tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

 

Alan Wright MDiv BCC

Alan Wright is an Oncology Staff chaplain for the Sammon's Cancer Center and Virginia R. Cvetko Patient Education Center at Baylor University Medical Center. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Mississippi College and a Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. He is endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists and is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains.

 

 

Craig Zoller, Graduate Diploma

Craig Zoller serves as one of Baylor Senior Health Centers' Geriatrics chaplains serving elderly patients and their families in times of chronic illness and end of life care. He covers the Fair Park Senior Health Clinic and Elder, as well as making pastoral home visits through our Elder House Calls program and Transitional Care. He coordinates the management of the Baylor Geriatrics volunteer ministry. Craig has completed 5 units of CPE at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Craig has a Graduate Diploma from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has received his equivalency of Master Degree from Association of Professional Chaplains and work on board certification. He is an ordained minister and is endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

 

 

 

 



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