Meet the Team
The Spiritual Care Department has four full-time permanent staff, 11 chaplain residents in our Clinical Pastoral Education program, and eight on-call chaplains.
Spiritual Care Department Staff & Faculty
Marty Aden, Director, MDiv, BCC, 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 a ordained Cumberland Presbyterian minister and a member of Red River Presbytery. She is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains, and is certified as a CPE Supervisor by The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. She 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, song writing, painting, writing, 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.
Paula Bradley, MDiv, Administrative Associate/Oncology Chaplain
Paula is the department's administrative associate and 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 Residents (CPE) 2017-18
We have nine chaplain residents who have joined us through our Clinical Pastoral Education program.
- Cameron Hunt
- LaToya McLean
- Phil Singleton
- Barb White
- Matt Lawing
- Annie Hall
- Jacqueline Montague
- Martin Ohajunwa
- Josh Whitfield