Pastoral services staff

Duke University Hospital Pastoral Services staff

Jim Rawlings Jr., DMin, Director, earned his MDiv and ThM from Duke Divinity School and his DMin from Princeton Theological Seminary. His teaching and research focus upon the basics of pastoral care, how people of faith think about end-of-life care and advance care planning, and pastoral care of the addicted person and family. He is an elder in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, endorsed by the United Methodist Church, a certified supervisor in the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, a certified fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and a member of the North Carolina Chaplains Association. E-mail Jim.

Peggy Davis Gold, MDiv, CPE Supervisor, is a Baptist minister and a graduate of Agnes Scott College (BA) and Duke Divinity School (MDiv). She completed her residency in pastoral care at this center (1997-1998) and served for two years as a chaplain with Partners In Caring, an HIV/AIDS ministry. She is endorsed for chaplaincy by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. She is certified as a CPE supervisor by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. Email Peggy.

David Hormenoo, PhD, CPE, Supervisor, is an ordained Baptist pastor from Ghana. He graduated from the Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary with a BTh degree and later from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, with degrees of MDiv with Biblical Languages, MA in Religious Education, and PhD in Pastoral Care and Counseling. He served as a professional chaplain, multicultural minister-in-residence and the coordinator of the Visiting Clergy Partnership Program at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He is certified as a CPE supervisor by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, is a board-certified chaplain with the Association for Professional Chaplains, and is endorsed by Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. David joined our department in May 2007. Email David.

Biju Chacko, DMin, CPE Supervisor, is a Baptist minister and a native of Kottayam, South India. He is a graduate (Bachelor of Commerce) of the University of Kerala in Trivandrum, India, and earned his MDiv from the Baptist Theological Seminary in Baguio City, Philippines, and his ThM from the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies in Bangalore, India. Biju did his CPE residency and supervisory training at Duke University Hospital from during 1998-1999 and 2004-2008. Biju has ministered in South Asia, Far East Asia, Middle East, and the U.S. He helped set up the India Baptist Theological Seminary and served as its founding dean, administrator, and interim president. Email Biju.

Annette Olsen, MDiv, BSSW, BCC: Adult Oncology, Neuroscience, Trauma & Surgical Services, is board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains and ordained plus endorsed by the United Church of Christ. Chaplain Olsen has served as a healthcare chaplain over 20-years, and at Duke since 1999. Annette is a graduate of the Chicago Theological Seminary (Divinity), the University of Wisconsin (Social Work), and Duke Integrative Medicine's Professional Training program for Integrative Health Coaches (IHC). Her vocational passions include: chaplaincy care models and toolkits (clinical pathways, assessments, interventions); spiritual health practices; family-centered care; psycho-oncology; religious/cultural diversity; pediatrics; palliative care; research; theology; and ceremony/ritual design. Prior to Duke, she worked as a chaplain and social worker in both adult/pediatric settings (acute care; long-term care; psychiatric; and, community mental health). Email Annette.

Roger Velasquez, DMin, BCC, Senior Clinical Chaplain, is ordained by the American Baptist Churches, and is an elder in and endorsed for chaplaincy by the United Methodist Church, as well as board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains. He holds a BTh from the Spanish-American Seminary, Los Angeles, a PhM from the National University of El Salvador, and a DMin from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. His chaplaincy experience includes San Diego’s California Children’s Hospital, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, and Sharp Hospice. He has served churches in Los Angeles and San Diego, and worked as an educator and community organizer. Email Roger.

Michael E. Gross, DMin, Clinical Chaplain-Pediatrics and Women's Health, is a board-certified chaplain, and an ordained Baptist minister, endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He received his MDiv from the Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond. Prior to joining Pastoral Services, he served as the lead chaplain and staff chaplain for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He was also the coordinator of the pastoral services department at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, AL, and as clinical chaplain with the Partners in Caring program, which is part of Duke Pastoral Services. Michael's research interests include pediatric spiritual care, spiritual assessment, pastoral formation, narrative therapy implications for spiritual care and resiliency influenced preventive spiritual support. Email Michael.

Artie Hendricks, MDiv, ThM, Director, Partners in Caring, is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He received his BA from Wofford College and both a MDiv and ThM from the Duke Divinity School. He directs the Partners in Caring program, a component of Pastoral Services and the Duke Division of Infectious Diseases. He is a senior staff chaplain providing spiritual care in the Duke Infectious Diseases Clinic and a former hospice chaplain. His interests include community outreach, HIV prevention and care, research administration and project development. Email Artie.

Omoviekovwa Nakireru, PhD, Catholic priest, is an ordained Roman Catholic priest from Nigeria. He graduated from SS Peter and Paul Major Seminary Ibadan, Nigeria with a BD degree. He studied at San Francisco State University, where he earned a BA in philosophy and religion, and a MA in educational technology. He earned a MS in journalism and PhD in communications from Ohio University. Fr. Nakireru was a professor of communications at Methodist University, Fayetteville State University, and Shaw University. He served as a contract chaplain for Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg for 18 years. He worked for the US Air Force and the US Marines at Cherry Point, NC. He also worked as a staff chaplain for the Veterans Administration hospital. He joined Duke Pastoral Services in October, 2013. Email Father Nakireru.

Joanna M. Parker, MA, LPC, CT, Coordinator of Bereavement Services, received her BA in interdisciplinary studies and psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a MA in counseling from North Carolina Central University in Durham. Joanna is a North Carolina licensed professional counselor and is certified in thanatology; the study of death, dying and bereavement, through the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Joanna has also served as research assistant for the Program on the Medical Encounter and Palliative Care, and as a counselor and hospital volunteer coordinator for the Duke Cancer Patient Support program. Together with the Bereavement Advisory Council, Joanna seeks to promote and encourage strategies for healthy work groups with an emphasis on staff self care. Email Joanna.

Jacqueline Hicks, administrative assistant, joined the Pastoral Services Department on January 20, 2011. Jacqueline is a graduate of Durham Technical Institute with an AS in Business Administration. Email Jacqueline.

Ceil Matthews, administrative assistant, joined the Pastoral Services department in November, 2014. Ceil is a graduate of the university of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a BS in business administration. Email Ceil.  

Duke Raleigh Hospital Spiritual Care staff

Adrian L. Dixon, DMin, Director, led the development of the Spiritual Care Department in 2003. He was Duke Raleigh Hospital's clinical chaplain from 2003-2005 and has served as the director of Spiritual Care since 2006. Rev. Dixon has a BA in religion from Campbell University and an MDiv from Duke University. He is a member of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, the Association of Professional Chaplains, and the North Carolina Chaplain's Association. He is actively involved in the community and speaks at churches, colleges, and universities about the role of chaplaincy, spiritual care, and ethics. In addition to his full-time role at the hospital, Rev. Dixon also pastors a church in Knightdale, NC. Email Adrian.

Duke Regional Hospital Pastoral Services staff

Lisa Brown Cole, MDiv, Director, is an ordained elder in the NC Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She earned a BA in religion from Elon University and an MDiv from Duke Divinity School. Prior to joining the department, she served as pastor in three United Methodist Churches. She is an endorsed chaplain by the United Methodist Church, and is a member of the NC Chaplains Association. She serves as the co-chair of the Duke Regional Hospital Ethics Committee. She serves on several hospital Administrative committees, as well as the Ethics and Diversity Committees. Lisa is involved in the community, speaking in various settings on Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning. Email Lisa.

Shaquisha (Kiki) Barnes, MDiv, Clinical Chaplain, is an Ordained minister in the Baptist Church, and endorsed for chaplaincy through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.  She earned a BS from Duke University and an MDiv from Duke Divinity School. Kiki brings chaplain experience from her work at the VA Medical Center, and as a Hospice chaplain, as well as in her leadership in the community through the local church, and mentoring Divinity school students. Email Kiki.