Spiritual Care Department Staff and Faculty
The Spiritual Care Department consists of four fulltime permanent staff, ten chaplain Residents in our Clinical Pastoral Education program, and seven On-Call Chaplains.
Marty Aden, MDiv, Director, ACPE CPE Supervisor
Marty is the Director of the Spiritual Care Department. She has a B.A. in The Arts of the Church (Christian Education, Music, and English) from Bethel University and an M.Div. from Memphis Theological Seminary. She is an ordained Cumberland Presbyterian minister and a member of Red River Presbytery. She is certified as a CPE Supervisor by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. and brings experience in providing ministry in diverse settings. She has served in various ministries in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas. Her hobbies include playing guitar, singing, writing, painting, cross-stitching and playing with computers.
Elizabeth Stroop, MDiv, ACPE CPE Supervisor
Elizabeth joined the Spiritual Care Department on August 11, 2008, after serving as CPE supervisor/associate director of the Department of Pastoral Care at UNC Chapel Hill. She is an ordained American Baptist minister, endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists. Elizabeth was certified as a CPE supervisor in 1995 by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. She was an associate pastor in a Baptist church in New York, an interim chaplain in a state facility serving people with developmental disabilities, and chaplain of a Baptist long-term care facility in New York before entering supervisory education. She is a graduate of Cornell University and Colgate Rochester/Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, N.Y. In line with her lifelong love of all things domestic, Elizabeth enjoys entertaining friends, cooking, scrapbooking and swimming with her family.
Cynthia Vaughan, MDiv, BCC, ACPE CPE Supervisor
Cynthia joined the Spiritual Care Department in September 2009. Cynthia is a Board Certified Chaplain, certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains, and a CPE supervisor, certified by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. Prior to joining the Spiritual Care Department, she was on staff at the Emory Center for Pastoral Services in Atlanta, Ga. In addition to being a CPE supervisor, she was also staff chaplain for the Long Term Acute Care Hospital and Associate Director of Pastoral Care at the Wesley Woods Continuing Care Retirement Community of Emory University Hospital. She has served as associate pastor of two churches in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church where she is an ordained elder. Cynthia has her M.Div. from Gammon Theological Seminary of ITC in Atlanta, an MA from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and a bachelor's from Winston Salem State University in N.C. Prior to answering the call to ministry, Cynthia was assistant director of admissions at Southern Poly-Technical University (formerly Southern Technical Institute) and a manager for BellSouth (formerly Southern Bell) for nearly 20 years. She is an enthusiast of art and the arts and enjoys traveling, fine dining and antiquing. Cynthia is a native of Ahoskie, N.C.
Paula Bradley, MDiv, Admin Assoc/Oncology Chaplain
Paula is the department's administrative associate and Oncology chaplain. She has a BA in Human Services from Springfield College in Massachusetts, and a M.Div. from Bangor Theological Seminary in Maine. She has worked as a claims coordinator in a physician's office, case manager for Tri-County Mental Health in Lewiston, Maine, activity director in Victorian Villa Rehabilitation and Living Center in Canton, Maine, and student associate pastor at Belfast United Methodist Church in Maine. Paula did her CPE residency at NHRMC, specializing in Oncology. Paula is an ordained non-denominational minister.
Chaplain (CPE) Residents
These are the Spiritual Care Department Chaplain (CPE) Residents who will be with us in our Clinical Pastoral Education program until August 2013.
Cynthia Coble claims Ammon, North Carolina as her home. Cindy is a member of the United Church of Christ. She got her undergraduate degree in Religion from Mt. Olive College and her Master of Divinity Degree from Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, NC. Cindy has a ministry of social justice as evidenced by her love of “peace” signs and her work in the prisons. For four years she has loved volunteering as a prison chaplain, however, since completing her first unit of CPE at Alamance Regional Pastoral Care and Counseling Center in Burlington, NC, she has discovered a growing interest in hospital chaplaincy as well. In her spare time Cindy is a photographer and graphic designer who loves writing, visiting the beach, fishing and watching dolphins. Cindy delights in being the chaplain to the Cape Fear Hospital community.
Charles Cochran claims Sylvania, Georgia as his hometown. Charles has a degree in English Literature from Emory University in Atlanta and a Masters of Education from Georgia Southern University. For his Masters of Divinity Charles went to Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, South Carolina. He completed his first unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, GA. He is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) although he was raised in the Southern Baptist Convention. Prior to pastoring his first church, Charles enjoyed a professional career in journalism, serving as editor and reporter of several newspapers including the Savannah Morning News. He relishes a day at the beach and, not surprisingly, enjoys reading and photography. One of his recent reads is The Life of Pi. Charles will be providing spiritual care to the patients, family and staff of the Rehabilitation Hospital, Neuroscience on the 4th floor, and Cardiac-Medical Telemetry on the 8th floor.
Julie Gordon comes to Wilmington from Atlanta, Georgia where she is a lifelong member of Central United Methodist Church. Julie has a degree in Management Science from Georgia Tech, a Master’s degree in Operations Management from Georgia State University and the Master of Divinity Degree from the Candler School of Theology of Emory University. She loves to spend time sitting on the beach reading a book and communing with nature. This is Julie’s first time living in a city other than Atlanta, her birthplace. Her husband, James, and their oldest son, Jamal, are still in Atlanta while she and their youngest son, Julian, are in North Carolina. She enrolled Julian in North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro before coming to Wilmington for her clinical training. Julie completed her first unit of CPE at the Atlanta Medical Center and hopes to become a Board Certified Chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains. She is excited to be chaplain of the Behavioral Health Hospital, and to serve the patients, families, and staffs of the Renal and Dialysis unit on the 3rd floor, and the Diabetes/Hospitalists unit on the 6th floor.
Timothy Hall is a Baptist from Atlanta Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Berry College in Mount Berry, GA. Tim delayed his plans for attending seminary for almost 20 years before enrolling in Campbell University Divinity School where he received his Masters of Divinity. Since he had waited so long to go to seminary, Tim decided to take as many courses as he could and thus could not fit in CPE as a part of his class schedule. So he later enrolled in WakeMed Health and Hospitals’ educational program for CPE with MaryAnn Poythress. For relaxation Timothy enjoys fishing with his teenage daughter, Lauren and helping others. He finds it amusing that his wife has something in common with his college dorm—they are both named Dana Hall! Dana and Lauren remained in Cary, North Carolina for this year while Tim continues his chaplaincy training at New Hanover. Tim is the chaplain serving the Coronary Care Unit, the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Telemetry on the 9th floor.
Lauren Hill is a United Methodist from Lexington, North Carolina. She received a BA in Christian Education/Youth Ministry from Pfeiffer University and the MDiv. from Hood Theological Seminary. Over the years, Lauren has served as Director of Youth Ministry and Director of Christian Education at United Methodist Churches in North Carolina. Her volunteer work has included mission trips to Honduras and Belize. She loves spending time going to the beach, writing and singing music, reading, taking a walk and playing guitar. Lauren sings with a group called “The Hood House Band”. Lauren did her first unit of CPE at the Wake Forest Baptist Health Center. Her goal is to become an ordained Elder in the UMC and a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Lauren serves as chaplain to the Neonatal ICU, Antepartum, and Labor and Delivery at the Betty Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Kori Jones comes to us from Syracuse, New York, by way of Richmond, Virginia. She comes from a military family and has lived in Germany, Panama, and Spain. She graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, minor in African and African American Studies and a Certificate in Markets and Management. She then received her Master of Divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University focusing her major studies on preaching and pastoral care. During the summer of 2008, she completed her first unit of CPE at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems. In her spare time, Kori enjoys singing, playing cards, watching reality TV, and pursuing creative endeavors in fashion and design. Kori is our Palliative Care Chaplain, assigned to the Medical Intensive Care Unit and the Progressive Care Unit.
Christine Kraemer is from North Canton, Ohio. She is a licensed minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She enjoys the outdoors and any activity in nature with loved ones, including her husband, Stephan, whom she met while she was an exchange student in Switzerland, and their preschool aged son, Nykko. Christy has a BS in Elementary Education, with a concentration in psychology and sociology, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries from the Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio. She is fluent in German. She did her first unit of CPE at the Akron General Medical Center in 2007. Christy has served as Director of Youth Ministry and has worked in behavioral healthcare for many years. She is also a Certified Addictions Counselor III. Christy continues to broaden her areas of expertise in pursuit of Board certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains, as she provides spiritual care to the Pulmonary/Oncology unit on the 10th floor and to New Hanover’s on campus out-patient clinics: Zimmer Oncology and HIV Outpatient Clinics, Cardiac Rehab, and the Hope Pulmonary Rehab Outpatient Clinics. When the 5th floor opens to Medical/Surgical patients, Christy will be their chaplain as well.
Denise MacKenzie was born in Gary, Indiana but came to us from Houston Texas. She is a member of the Episcopal Church. She has BS Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University and the Master of Divinity from the University of the South School of Theology in Sewanee, TN. She has done additional studies in the Eastern Christian discipline known here as Contemplative Prayer, having studied under Fr. M. Basil Pennington. Denise did her first unit of CPE at the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL in 2007. She loves to spend time exploring new destinations (anywhere in the world) where she can eat ethnic food and talk with the locals. She is a retired electrician, the very first woman electrician journeyman (person) ever in US Steel and a military veteran, having served eight years of active and reserve duty in the Navy. Denise’s goal is to become a Board Certified Chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains. Denise brings her expertise as a Certified Police Chaplain to bear as she serves the Emergency Medical Services Department (also, she is the first woman to serve in this capacity at New Hanover!)
Monica Wallace is an ordained Elder in the Apostolic Pentecostal faith tradition and comes to New Hanover from Greenville, North Carolina. She has a Masters of Christian Counseling from the International Seminary in Plymouth, FL. She did her first unit of CPE with MaryAnn Poythress at WakeMed Health and Hospitals. Monica lived for many years in New York before moving back to North Carolina where she became co-owner and operator of a 24 hour residential facility for troubled youth. Monica has twin adult sons, Maurice Lendelle and Anthony Kendelle, who help in the family business and a daughter, Iesha, who has just entered college at University of North Carolina Charlotte and majoring in medicine to become a Neonatologist. Monica loves to laugh, have fun and relax at home in Greenville, watching a good movie. Her goal is to become a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Monica will use her crises intervention experience in her service to patients, family and staff in the Emergency/Trauma Department, the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Units and on the 2nd floor Adult Surgery.
Sharon White’s hometown is Council, North Carolina. She is an ordained Elder in the Holiness faith tradition and graduated from Duke University Divinity School with her Masters of Divinity degree in May 2012. Prior to going to Duke, Sharon graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a BA degree in Communications, concentrating in Broadcast Television. Sharon is currently serving in ministry at New Covenant Holiness Church here in Wilmington. She enjoys travelling, reading, and spending time with her family. Sharon and her husband Michael have three children—their daughter, Ashley, is a recent graduate of NC State while son Christian Michael and daughter Taylor Brooke attend Hoggard High School. Sharon is no stranger to New Hanover. She volunteered as a Chaplain Associate for several years before she did her first unit of CPE at New Hanover in 2010 serving as our first full-time temporary chaplain at Cape Fear Hospital. As a Chaplain Resident, Sharon brings her gifts to bear in the Betty G. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital where she serves Pediatrics, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Women’s Unit on the 2nd floor and the Mother and Baby unit on the 3rd floor. Sharon also covers the Pediatric Outpatient Clinic.
On Call Chaplains
There are currently two positions vacant.