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CPE supervisory staff

As CPE director, the Rev. Mary Burks, M.Ed., M.Div., oversees the Norton Healthcare CPE Program. Rev. Burks joined the Norton Healthcare Pastoral Care staff in 1994 after serving as an oncology chaplain for five years. She completed her supervisory training in the Louisville Cluster. An ordained Alliance of Baptist minister, she is a certified ACPE Supervisor. Rev. Burks earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from the University of Montevallo in Alabama and a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

The Rev. Whit Stodghill, M.Div., BCC, is manager of CPE. She came to Norton Hospital as an Episcopal chaplain in 2001 and served the adult intensive care units for eight years. She is an ACPE associate supervisor and board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains. She attended the University of Michigan and completed her Master of Divinity degree at Yale Divinity School. Rev. Stodghill comes to supervision with 25 years of ordained work behind her.

Professional Pastoral Care staff
The Rev. Ronald C. Oliver, Ph.D., BCC, is system vice president of Mission and Outreach for Norton Healthcare, and an ordained Baptist minister. He began his career with Norton Healthcare in 1989. He served as a chaplain resident, then as staff chaplain in the pediatric intensive care unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital. In 2002 he became director of the Pastoral Care Department before being named associate vice president, then vice president. Rev. Oliver earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana College in Pineville and Master of Divinity, Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

The Rev. Kelley Woggon, M.Div., BCC, was named manager of the Pastoral Care Department in 2009 and director in 2013. She served as a chaplain at Norton Hospital from 1990 to 1994. After a sojourn in Germany, she returned to the hospital as a chaplain in 1999. Her areas of specialization include labor and delivery and oncology. Rev. 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, Ky. She is an ordained Cooperative Baptist minister.

All five Norton Healthcare hospitals are served by professional staff chaplains. The chaplains are diverse in denominational background, professional credentials and clinical expertise, whiches enrich both the educational programming and the lives of those served in each hospital. This gifted staff has a commitment to mentoring students and participating fully in their educational experience.

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