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The Rev. Kelley M. Woggon, M.Div., BCC
The Rev. Kelley M. Woggon is director of Norton Healthcare's Pastoral Care Department and the Norton Hospital Palliative Care team. Woggon earned her bachelor's degree from Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., and her Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. She joined Norton Healthcare as a resident chaplain for Norton Hospital in 1990 and has worked over the years in labor and delivery, the intensive care units and oncology. She also has served in the neonatal intensive care unit at Kosair Children's Hospital. Woggon has worked with the Palliative Care program since it began in 2002. She was named director of the Pastoral Care Department in 2013. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling and is board certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Woggon and her husband, Frank, have two daughters. Her hobbies include teaching about the labyrinth and biking, gardening and watching her girls play volleyball.

Katie Anderson, M.Div.
The Rev. Katie Anderson serves as chaplain of Oncology Services for Norton Hospital and Norton Cancer Institute and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She joined Norton Healthcare in 2011 as a Clinical Pastoral Education resident. Anderson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Hastings College in Hastings, Neb., and a Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill. Before attending seminary in Chicago, she served as a young adult volunteer for the Presbyterian Church (USA) and worked as a community organizer in Miami, Fla. Anderson has previously worked at the Presbyterian Church (USA) headquarters and the Kentucky Foundation for Women in Louisville. She is passionate about working for justice in her community and has volunteered for organizations such as Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Jobs With Justice and the Fairness Campaign. A native of Colorado, Anderson enjoys returning there to visit her family. She also enjoys being outdoors, hiking, running, biking and attending music, art and maple syrup festivals around Louisville and Indiana.

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Kelsey Blankenship White, M.Div.
Kelsey Blankenship White is a chaplain at Norton Women’s and Kosair Children’s Hospital. Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, White joined Norton Healthcare from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital System, where she served as the first outpatient chaplain for the Kirklin Clinic. Her pastoral experience also includes a hospital residency at the University of Louisville Hospital, Hospice, and a street ministry in New York City. White earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion from Transylvania University in Lexington and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Her professional interests include outpatient chaplaincy as well as the oncology and palliative care relationship. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her husband, Nolan, and her dog, Macks, archery, reading, photography and woodworking. She is an avid University of Kentucky and New York Giants fan. 

The Rev. Mary Virginia Burks, M.Div.
The Rev. Mary Burks is director of the Norton Healthcare Clinical Pastoral Education program, which trains ministers in the art of caring. Burks joined the Norton Healthcare pastoral care staff in 1994 after serving as an oncology chaplain for five years. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees in counseling and guidance from the University of Montevallo in Alabama, and her Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. She is an ordained Alliance of Baptist minister and a certified Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Supervisor. Burks has two young adult children. She enjoys reading, gardening, running and biking.

The Rev. Rodney L. Craggs, M.Div., BCC
The Rev. Rodney L. Craggs serves as the staff chaplain of pediatric oncology for the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Kosair Children's Hospital. He joined Norton Healthcare in 2011 after serving more than 15 years as a chaplain in hospices and hospitals in Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana and Kentucky. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in Liberia, West Africa. Craggs holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He is an ordained Baptist minister and endorsed through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He also is a board-certified chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains. Craggs enjoys spending time with his wife, the Rev. Jana Knight Craggs, a licensed marriage and family therapist and ordained Baptist minister, and playing with his miniature wirehaired dachshund. Craggs is a Star Wars fan who collects Star Wars figures, reads Star Wars books and plays Star Wars games.

Rev. Matthew Eddleman, M.Div.
The Rev. Matthew Eddleman is a chaplain at Norton Audubon Hospital. Eddleman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in human services from Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Missouri, and a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is board certified through the Association of Professional Chaplains. The Iowa native served eight years as a hospice chaplain in South Carolina and worked as a hospital chaplain in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Eddleman enjoys being out in nature, driving past his gym and, most of all, being a dad to his young son.

The Rev. Rick Forest, D.Min., CT
The Rev. Rick Forest is a chaplain at Kosair Children's Hospital and coordinator of the Pediatric Bereavement Care Program and the Grief Care Information Center. He travels throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana providing support to families grieving the loss of a child. Forest joined Norton Healthcare in 2003 following an internship and residency at Norton Hospital in 2001 and 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee, a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond, Va. He is certified in thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. An ordained Baptist minister, he is the former pastor of Bewleyville Baptist Church in Breckinridge County, Ky. Forest and his wife, Jo, have two cats. He enjoys reading, jazz music and golf.

The Rev. Phillip Garrett, M.Div.
The Rev. Phillip Garrett serves as chaplain of the Norton Psychiatry Center at Norton Hospital and the Ackerly Child Psychiatry Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital. He is an ordained Baptist minister. Garrett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., and a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He has served as a spiritual care provider to children, youth and families in various churches and organizations in Louisville, including Volunteers of America, AIDS Interfaith Ministries of Kentuckiana, Maryhurst and Ministries United of South Central Louisville. Garrett previously worked as a chaplain resident in the Clinical Pastoral Education program at University of Louisville Hospital and as a staff chaplain at Hosparus of Louisville. Garrett is passionate about personal wellness — emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual. His love of health care was nurtured in his teens when he volunteered at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, Ky., where many nurses, physicians and staff mentored him. Garrett loves gardening, hiking, walking, spending time in the mountains and on the beach, and enjoys performing in local musical theater productions.

The Rev. Robin Joy Hogle, M.Div., Th.M.
The Rev. Robin Joy Hogle serves as chaplain for the “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center at Kosair Children’s Hospital. She joined Norton Healthcare in 2013 as a clinical pastoral education resident. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Hogle earned master’s degrees in divinity and theology from Union Theological Seminary/Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. She served as the first full-time chaplain in Virginia’s juvenile justice system and has served as pastor in large and small rural, suburban and urban churches in Virginia and New York. Hogle enjoys cooking and baking, listening to live music, traveling with her husband, Chris Iosso, and taking her dog, Roo, for long walks.

Ellen Jamir, D.Min.
Ellen Jamir joined Norton Healthcare as a chaplain at Norton Hospital after completing a one-year residency. Jamir earned her Master of Divinity degree from Oriental Theological Seminary in Nagaland, India. She holds a Master of Counseling degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in psychological counseling from Sioux Falls Seminary in South Dakota. Her past ministerial experiences include children and youth ministries in Konyak Baptist Churches of Nagaland, teaching at the Mae La refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border and teaching and providing pastoral care and counseling at Oriental Theological Seminary. She also volunteered at a Miqlat center in Nagaland, India, for women and families at risk of becoming involved in prostitution. Currently, Jamir, her husband, Sashi, and their two daughters call Louisville home. Jamir enjoys spending time communicating with her family and friends, traveling, gardening and experiencing the adventure of life.

The Rev. Amy McClain, M.Div.
The Rev. Amy McClain currently serves adult patients and their families at Norton Audubon Hospital's open heart and transitional care units. Prior to this role she served at Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital as the Women's Services and neonatal intensive care unit chaplain from 2004 through August 2012. McClain holds a Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She is ordained with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a member of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery. She works with Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville as mission coordinator and worships at Covenant Community Church, a new Presbyterian Church (USA) chartered church community in Louisville. McClain and her family enjoy Louisville's arts, restaurants and parks.

Jack W. Mong, M.Div., BCC
Jack W. Mong, staff chaplain at Norton Hospital, has served in several of the hospital's adult-service intensive care units since June 2009. Prior to that, he served as a resident and intern chaplain for nearly two years within Norton Healthcare's Clinical Pastoral Education program, working in various units at Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Hospital, Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital and Kosair Children's Hospital. A native of northern Ohio, Mong earned his Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in June 2007. Mong and his wife, PJ, live in St. Matthews with their two bearded collies. Their blended family includes six adult children and eight grandchildren.

The Rev. Skye Murray, M.Div., BCC
The Rev. Skye Murray serves as the Women's Services and Kosair Children's neonatal intensive care unit chaplain at Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital. Murray began her career with Norton Healthcare in 2006 and previously served as the pediatric intensive care unit chaplain at Kosair Children's Hospital. She attended the University of Evansville in Indiana and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. Before joining Norton Healthcare, she was a chaplain resident at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio, and worked with at-risk youth in Colorado Springs, Colo. Murray is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a member of the Kinesis Commission of the Mid-Kentucky Presbytery. She enjoys leading worship, gardening and traveling with her husband, Ben Albers, and their young daughter, Paige Christine.

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Fr. Expedito Muwonge, B.A., Dipl.Phil.
Expedito Muwonge was born and raised in Uganda, East Africa. He studied at seminaries in Uganda and Kenya, where he trained for the priesthood for seven years. He finished his seminary studies at Hekima College Jesuit School of Theology in Nairobi, graduating with a bachelor's degree in theology and a diploma certificate in philosophy. Muwonge was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in August 1989 and came to the United States in May 1999. After serving in the Fort Wayne, Ind., diocese for two years, he trained and served as a chaplain at St. Mary's Hospital and the Benedictine Sisters' St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minn. He joined Norton Healthcare in June 2003 as its first full-time Roman Catholic priest chaplain. Muwonge serves patients, staff and families at Norton Hospital, Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital and Kosair Children Hospital.

Shannon Queenan, MPS
Shannon Queenan serves as a chaplain at Norton Audubon Hospital, primarily with the intensive care and oncology units. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from the University of Louisville and her Master of Pastoral Studies degree at Loyola University Chicago. She is trained as a spiritual director. A lifelong practicing Roman Catholic, Queenan is commissioned for ministry through the Federation of Christian Ministries. She previously served Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital in Women's Services and the neonatal intensive care unit, and as chaplain for the oncology unit at Kosair Children's Hospital. She became a chaplain after more than 20 years of experience as a youth minister. Queenan is a Louisville native and enjoys spending time with her large extended family. With her husband, Don Pitts, she loves to ride motorcycles, travel and play with their granddaughter, Justine.

Adam Ruiz, D.Min.
Adam Ruiz joined Norton Healthcare in 2013 after completing a chaplain residency. He serves as staff chaplain for Women's Services and the neonatal intensive care unit at Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital and as staff chaplain for Women's Services at Norton Hospital. He is a practicing Roman Catholic who has served the church in a variety of roles, including as a staff chaplain at Baptist Hospital in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. In addition to his work in the religious field, Ruiz has worked in a community bank and for non-profit organizations, including serving as executive director of a social service agency. He did street ministry in Texas, working with at-risk youth and gang members. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in pastoral counseling from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Denise, live in Middletown.

 

The Rev. Whit Stodghill, M.Div., BCC
The Rev. Whit Stodghill is the Episcopal chaplain for Norton Hospital and the associate supervisor for Norton Healthcare's Clinical Pastoral Care program. In 1985, she was the second woman ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky. She joined Norton Healthcare in 2001 after 17 years in parish ministry. Stodghill also has worked as a radio announcer, schoolteacher, tennis coach and hotel catering worker. She attended the University of Michigan, where she played varsity tennis, and Yale Divinity School, where she completed her master's degree in divinity. She lives in Crescent Hill with her son, Lloyd. They attend Christ Church Cathedral.

The Rev. Joel Sturtevant, D.Min., CT
The Rev. Joel Sturtevant is the Rev. Dr. William J. Schultz Community Service Chaplain for Norton Healthcare. Sturtevant began as chaplain with Norton Healthcare in 1997 and has served as chaplain at Kosair Children's Hospital, the former Norton Spring View Hospital and the former Norton Southwest Hospital. Prior to coming to Norton Healthcare, Sturtevant worked as a parish pastor for 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Sturtevant is endorsed as a chaplain by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and is certified in thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Sturtevant and his wife, Carolyn, have two adult sons and two grandchildren. His hobbies include backpacking, running and woodworking.

Fr. Conrad Sutter, OFM Conv.
Conrad Sutter is a Catholic chaplain for Norton Healthcare's hospitals, where he provides pastoral care to patients and staff. A Franciscan friar, Sutter professed his Solemn Vows to the Franciscan community in 1966 as a Franciscan brother and was ordained to the priesthood in 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo., and a master's degree in theology from the Franciscan Study Center in Canterbury, England. Sutter resides at St. Anthony Parish in Clarksville, Ind., and enjoys providing spiritual direction in his free time. He has a talking cockatoo named Abe who, when he is good, will say "praise the Lord." He also enjoys nature walks, painting with oils and watercolors, and cooking when he can find time.

The Rev. Terry Tatro, M.Div., BCC
The Rev. Terry Tatro serves as staff chaplain on the medical/surgical and oncology units at Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital. He joined Norton Healthcare in 1997 as the first full-time pediatric oncology staff chaplain at Kosair Children's Hospital. Tatro has served as minister to youth and children in Spanish- and English-speaking congregations in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. He also has served as a missionary in Equatorial Guinea, Central West Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He is board certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Tatro and his wife, Kris, have three daughters. He enjoys spending time with family and friends.

The Rev. Kerry Wentworth, M.Div., MBA, BCC
The Rev. Kerry Wentworth serves as a chaplain at Norton Brownsboro Hospital. He joined Norton Healthcare in 2004 as a chaplain at Norton Hospital. He also serves as a U.S. Air Force chaplain with the Kentucky Air National Guard. Wentworth has served as pastor at churches in Michigan, West Virginia and Kentucky. He earned a bachelor's degree in business from McKendree College in Lebanon, Ill., a Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., and a Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Louisville. Wentworth has received endorsements as a health care chaplain and a military chaplain from the Church of the Nazarene and is board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains. He has a daughter, Kaleesha, a son, Kaleb, and a grandson, Luke.

The Rev. Brian Wilson, M.Div.
The Rev. Brian Wilson began serving as a chaplain in the Kosair Children's Hospital neonatal intensive care unit in September 2011. He earned a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in urban mission from McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta, Ga., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion with a concentration in religious education from Louisiana College in Pineville, La. Prior to joining Norton Healthcare, he served as a resident chaplain at Gwinnett Medical Center and Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, Ga. An ordained minister with the National Baptist Convention, Wilson has served churches in Louisiana as pastor, education pastor and youth pastor. He and his wife, Tiffany, have four children and enjoy traveling, outdoor adventures, the arts and sports. Wilson also enjoys grilling and smoking food, woodworking and playing guitar.

System Vice President, Mission and Outreach
The Rev. Ronald C. Oliver, Ph.D., BCC

The Rev. Ronald C. Oliver serves as system vice president, Mission and Outreach. He joined Norton Healthcare as a chaplain resident in 1989 and in 1993 became a staff chaplain for the pediatric intensive care unit of Kosair Children's Hospital. He was named director of the Pastoral Care Department in 2002 and subsequently was promoted to division director, then associate vice president of the department. Oliver was named system vice president, Mission and Outreach, in November 2009. He is a frequent speaker on grief, theodicy and self-care and has published several peer-reviewed articles. He earned a Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. His doctoral dissertation, "Effects of an Acute Traumatic Crisis on Faith," is the basis for the Kosair Children's Hospital Bereavement Intervention Program. Oliver is endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and is a board-certified chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the Board of the Association of Professional Chaplains. He serves as the Disaster Spiritual Care Southeast Area Advisor, A-Team member, for the American Red Cross. He deployed to New York after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and to Lexington, Ky., in 2006 following the crash of Comair Flight 5191. Oliver is an adjunct instructor for Bellarmine University, a member of the board of advisors for WaterStep, and serves on the advisory board for the Young Professionals of Louisville. He received Norton Healthcare's Good Samaritan Award and the Wayne E. Oates Award from the Wayne Oates Institute and the Long Run Baptist Association. In his spare time, Oliver enjoys working on home construction projects and spending time with his wife, Joyce, and their two sons.

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