pastoral/spiritual care

Our Chaplains

Chaplains are in house and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Chaplains at University Hospital may be contacted by pager at 843-792-0590/ID 18089. Or, you may call the page operator at 843-792-2123.

The Chaplain at Ashley River Tower (ART) can be paged by dialing 843-792-0590/ID 17265.

The Pastoral Care Office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office telephone number is 843-792-9464.

Rev. Dr. Terry L. Wilson

                          

Rev. Dr. Terry L. Wilson
Clinical Staff Chaplain/Manager
wilsontl@musc.edu



Chaplain Wilson works as a chaplain and manager for the department and its mission. He began his work at MUSC in 1995. Terry completed an undergraduate degree at Mars Hill College in N.C. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., and a Doctor of Ministry from Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, S.C. He completed his clinical pastoral education at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Terry is an ordained Baptist minister endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. His pastoral care special interests are in the areas of theodicy and ethics. 


Rev. Melvin “Mel” Williams

Rev. Melvin “Mel” Williams
Clinical Staff Chaplain
willimel@musc.edu



Chaplain Williams works at both MUSC and Charleston Memorial Hospital. He began his work at MUSC in 1994. He has an undergraduate degree from Allen University in Columbia, S.C. Mel holds a Master of Divinity from Interdenominational Theological Center (Seminary) in Atlanta, Ga. He completed his clinical pastoral education at Georgia Retardation Center and Georgia Mental Health Institute in Atlanta. Mel is an ordained African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) minister. His pastoral care interests are in the areas of end-of-life care for African-Americans and building trust between minority groups, their communities and health care institutions. 
 
 

Rev. George M. Rossi

Rev. George M. Rossi, BCC
Clinical Staff Chaplain
rossig@musc.edu



Chaplain Rossi began his work at MUSC in 2001. He completed an undergraduate degree at Our Lady of the Lake University in Texas. He holds a master's degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas and a Master of Divinity from the M. Christopher White School of Divinity, Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. George completed his clinical pastoral education at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, S.C. He is an ordained Baptist minister and is endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. His interests are in the areas of pastoral care to families, men and grief, and spirituality/mental health relationships. He is a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) through the Association of Professional Chaplains.
 

Rev. C. Lynn Brown

Rev. Lynn Brown-Conklin
Clinical Staff Chaplain
brownlyn@musc.edu



Chaplain Brown-Conklin began her work at MUSC in 2002. She completed an undergraduate degree at Baptist College of Charleston. She holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. Lynn completed her clinical pastoral education at Memorial Medical in Savannah, Ga., and Bon Secours-St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. She is an ordained Cooperative Baptist Fellowship minister. Her pastoral care interests include cardiology, end-of-life care and bereavement workshops.
     

Rev. Dr. JohnBosco O. Ikemeh

   

Rev. Dr. JohnBosco O. Ikemeh, O.P.
Clinical Staff Chaplain
ikemeh@musc.edu

  

Chaplain Ikemeh is a Catholic priest in the Dominican Order. He joined the MUSC pastoral team in September 2006. He completed an undergraduate degree in philosophy and theology and a master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He holds a graduate degree in systematic theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, Calif., and was conferred a Doctor of Sacred Theology (Systematic Theology) at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. Bosco, as he is fondly called, began his clinical pastoral education at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and completed it at Roper-St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. His pastoral care interest is in the area of Oncology and the suffering God. 
 

Rev. Chris BrownRev. Chris Brown, BCC
Clinical Staff Chaplain
brownchd@musc.edu

  

Chris Brown is a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) through the Association of Professional Chaplains and began his work at MUSC in 2007. He received a bachelor's degree from Erskine College in Due West, S.C., and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. Chris served as a hospice chaplain before coming to MUSC, and he completed his clinical pastoral education residency at Bon Secours-St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. Chris is ordained by the Presbyterian Church in America, and his clinical interests are oncology and end of life care.

 
        

Rev. Stacy SergentRev. Stacy Sergent
Clinical Staff Chaplain
sergents@musc.edu

  

Chaplain Sergent came to MUSC in 2008. She holds a bachelor's degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., and a Master of Divinity from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. After a two-year term as a missionary in France, she did her initial unit of clinical pastoral education at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., and completed her residency at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She is an ordained Baptist minister endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Her areas of interest include ministry to neonatal and pediatric patients and families, grief and loss, and pastoral care of women.
  

Rev. Reggie B. RowellRev. Reggie B. Rowell
Clinical Staff Chaplain
rowelle@musc.edu

  
     
Chaplain Reggie Rowell joined MUSC in 2007. A graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., he received Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology degrees from Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, Conn. He completed his clinical training at Harris Psychiatric Hospital in Anderson, S.C., and a pastoral education residency at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.V. He has worked as a parish minister in community mental health programs and psychiatric hospitals. Reggie is an ordained United Methodist minister, an elder in the South Carolina Annual Conference of the UMC and is endorsed by the United Methodist Church for hospital chaplaincy. His pastoral care interests include medical ethics, mental health issues, family systems theory, palliative care and end of life care.

Karen Smyre

 

Karen Smyre
Administrative Assistant
Pastoral Care Services
Office: (843) 792-9464
Fax: (843) 792-6146
smyrekd@musc.edu 


Karen joined MUSC's Pastoral Care Services in November 2012. She provides administrative support to the manager and clinical staff chaplains. She started with MUSC in September 1991 and has an undergraduate degree from Baptist College (now Charleston Southern University).

Pool Chaplains

Rev. Andrew Adams

  

Rev. Andrew Adams (African Methodist Episcopal), adamsar@musc.edu

  

  
   

Rev. James (Jim) Brown (Baptist), brownjim@musc.edu

Rev. Dr. Don Flowers (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship), flowersd@musc.edu

Rev. Sue Churchill Krayer  

Rev. Sue Churchill Krayer (Disciples of Christ – Christian Church), krayers@musc.edu

  

  
   

Rev. David Penick  

Rev. David Penick (Christian and Missionary Alliance), penick@musc.edu

  

  

Rev. Sherry Teves (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), tevessh@musc.edu

Rev. Fred Thompson 

   
Rev. Fred Thompson (Episcopalian), thompsfe@musc.edu

  

  

  

Rev. Tulie Beresford  

Rev. Thulisiwe (Tulie) Beresford (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), beresfor@musc.edu

 
 
 

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