chaplain resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

As Chaplain I offer ministry and spiritual guidance to patients, family members and caregivers within the Home, Nursing Home, Assistant Living Facilities and Hospital settings. Specifically, I work in an interfaith environment using a non-denominational style of counseling.

As Chaplain I help individuals and families work through their feelings associated with the loss of their loved ones before and after death. I help them determine how life can go on without their loved one, and consolidate memories in order to be able to move forward.

I also provide information about the normal grieving process, to help individuals understand that many of the symptoms and changes they are experiencing are a normal, temporary reaction to loss.

I also offer comfort and support to patients' families which includes.calming angry or emotionally distraught friends and family members of patients. I may conduct religious services in the hospital chapel, including officiating at memorial services and weddings. In some cases, l provide spiritual support to fellow staff members and care providers.

  • Emphatic Listening Skills
  • Relational Skills
  • Compassionate
  • Possess physical and emotional energy
  • Organizational Skills
  • Non-judgmental
  • Promote trust
  • Ability to channel frustration and stress to a positive environment
Washington Hospital Center , Washington DC Expected in 2011 Completed 5 Units - Clinical Pastoral Education : Chaplaincy - GPA :
Breakthrough Bible College and Seminary Temple Hills, Maryland Expected in 2007 Ph.D. : Philosophy of Religious Studies - GPA :
Howard University , Washington DC Expected in 2003 Master of Divinity : Theology/Biblical Studies - GPA :
University of Maryland College Park, Maryland Expected in 1997 Bachelor's Degree : Management Studies Business Management & Marketi - GPA :

Serving the Community by participating in Service of Remembrance Ceremonies for Bereaved Families.

Support Volunteer Services by presenting Chaplain's Discipline during Volunteer training.

Present the Chaplain's Discipline during New Hire Orientation.

Participate in Holiday activities for patients at Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities.

Planned and participate in activities to encourage Caregivers.

Provide spiritual support to Capital Caring staff and Facility staff when needed.

Ascension Health - Chaplain
Mccordsville, IN, 06/2011 - Current
  • Hospice Chaplain-Capital Caring - Provides direct spiritual support and end of life counseling to patients and families; keeping with the spiritual beliefs of the patient and family.
  • I serve as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT); attending bi-monthly meeting, collaborating with team members, concerning patients and families in service of Capital Caring.
  • I complete spiritual assessment for patients admitted to Hospice care; work with staff, clergy and community groups to enhance their sensitivity to the spiritual concerns of patients and families experiencing terminal illness or loss.
  • Participate in patient care team meetings by exploring and assessing the spiritual needs of patients and families.
  • Maintain contact with community clergy regarding patients' spiritual needs as needed
  • Provide Bereavement Counseling as needed by helping family members actualize their loss; identify and express feelings of anger, guilt, fear, anxiety, and sorrow. Work with family members and friends of the deceased on living without the deceased person's situation, job, and status income. Aid emotional withdrawal from loss and give time to grief and it's expression. Support family members by assessing for referral if there is absence, deferred or prolonged grieving.
  • Conduct or makes arrangements for funeral or memorial services when requested and maintain proper documentation of chaplain's visits to patients and their families.
Pacific Medical Centers - Director of Education
Eagle Point, OR, 06/2000 - Current
  • Develop and implement programs for the youths in the General Conference Sessions.
  • Workshop leader in the conference, teaching on various subjects such as leadership and natural health and wellness.
  • I currently hold a chairperson position on the Board of Directors in the conference.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation - Service Manager
Glen Burnie, MD, - Current
  • Conduct training sessions for external and internal customers on processes and procedures.
  • Pro-actively meet with customers to understand their needs and concerns.
  • Escalate when normal process did not satisfy customers.
  • Track issues, maintain databases, and inform customers on work in progress.
  • Advocate for customers 24 hours per day.
  • Lead a task force of six members whose focus is to collect outstanding debts led to the team being nominated for a Verizon Excellence Award.
University Of Michigan - Resident II Chaplain
Ann Arbor, MI, 2009 - 2011
  • Chaplain- Resident II - Completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Washington Hospital Center (WHC).
  • CPE) is education to teach pastoral care to clergy and others.
  • This training is the primary way of training hospital and hospice chaplains.
  • CPE is both a multicultural and interfaith experience that uses real-life ministry encounters of students to improve the ministry and pastoral care provided by caregivers of all different faith and cultural backgrounds.
  • As Resident Chaplain my training included five units of CPE-accredited clinical pastoral education and advanced, specialized training in clinical pastoral care, bereavement, and counseling families during their grieving process, emphasizing spiritual/theological integration, ethical reflection, and pastoral leadership.
  • Additionally, I was appointed clinical assignments that provided in-depth exposure to specialty areas, enabling me to become an integral part of the health care team.
  • As an on-site presence I responded to emergencies in th.
Breakthrough Bible College BBC - Professor
, , 09/2006 - 06/2009
  • Developed, implemented and taught semester courses in Church Administration, Old Testament and New Testament Survey, Christian Ethics, and Independent study courses for Distant Learning, Master's, Doctorate, and PhD programs.

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School Attended

  • Washington Hospital Center
  • Breakthrough Bible College and Seminary
  • Howard University
  • University of Maryland

Job Titles Held:

  • Chaplain
  • Director of Education
  • Service Manager
  • Resident II Chaplain
  • Professor


  • Completed 5 Units - Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Divinity
  • Bachelor's Degree

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