Chaplain Services Staff

Short Overview

Meet staff serving Duke Health locations:

Duke University Hospital

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John OliverRev. John P. Oliver, D. Min., director of Chaplain Services
John grew up in Colombia, South America as the son of missionaries. Much of his energy has been dedicated to training clergy in the art of caring for people with mental health challenges. John's doctoral work focused on the provision of pastoral care to those who have experienced traumatic events. John is certified as an ACPE certified educator by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education and endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. John and his wife, Karin, have three grown children and he finds great joy in making music.  Email John.

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Ashley AckenAshley Acken, M. Div., senior clinical administrative chaplain
Ashley’s interests include the intersection of mental health and spiritual care, staff care and resiliency, and measuring religiosity and spirituality with hope to provide better care. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Catawba College, she became grounded in Durham. She earned a master’s degree and completed a clinical pastoral education internship at Duke Health. She also worked in clinical pastoral education at the Durham VA Medical Center. She’s now working toward becoming a diaconal minister for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Email Ashley.

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Theresa BaylessTheresa Bayless, M. Div., senior clinical administrative chaplain
Theresa’s connection to Duke runs deep. She has provided care for patients and loved ones at Duke University Hospital since 2017 and is passionate about holistic care and caring for the human spirit. Theresa provides administrative and clinical oversight for Duke University Hospital’s heart center, emergency department, and handles administrative leadership for the chaplain services and education volunteer program. She’s earned degrees from Duke University and completed a residency in clinical pastoral education at Duke. A board-certified chaplain, she is a member of the Association of Professional Chaplains. Email Theresa.

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Peggy GoldPeggy Davis Gold, M. Div., ACPE Certified Educator
Peggy is a Baptist minister and is endorsed for chaplaincy by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. She received a master’s degree in divinity from Duke, and completed her residency in pastoral care here, too. She previously served as a chaplain with Partners In Caring, an HIV/AIDS ministry. She is certified as a ACPE certified educator by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. Email Peggy.

 

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Michael GrossMichael E. Gross, D. Min., program manager for Caring for Each Other 
Michael is a board-certified chaplain, licensed clinical mental health counselor, and an ordained Baptist minister. He values providing spiritual care and counseling services founded on a love ethic that emphasizes social justice and multiculturalism, is trauma-informed, and provides an overall approach to wellness. His research interests are focused on staff well-being, clinical mental health counseling, spiritual care, and more. He is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors and endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship for specialized ministry. Michael manages Duke’s Caring for Each Other Program that provides 24/7 staff support for hospital and clinic employees. Email Michael.

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Katherine Henderson Katherine K. Henderson, M. Div., senior clinical administrative chaplain, Duke Outpatient Clinic
Katherine provides individual and group spiritual care with a focus on bereavement support. She works closely with providers and social work colleagues to support patients and their loved ones whose challenges can be complicated by social injustice. She also writes poetry inspired by her work and service to others. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, she completed her Clinical Pastoral Education training at Duke University Hospital and the Durham VA Hospital. She sees patients and families at Duke University Hospital and serves as chaplain at the Duke Outpatient ClinicEmail Katherine.

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Artie HendricksArtie Hendricks, M. Div., Th. M., senior clinical administrative chaplain
Artie is a former hospice chaplain, Army National Guard chaplain, and bereavement coordinator. His interests include community outreach, palliative spiritual care, grief support, spiritual care to military veterans, and project development. He currently serves as the chaplain for the Adult Palliative Care consult service and as coordinator of the Duke Hospital Bereavement Services program. Artie is an ordained minister endorsed for chaplaincy in the United Church of Christ and a board-certified chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains. Email Artie.

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David HormenooDavid Hormenoo, Ph. D, Certified Educator
David an ordained Baptist pastor from Ghana, where he graduated from the Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary. He came to the U.S. to study at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has 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 ACPE certified educator 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. Email David.

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Omoviekovwa NakireruOmoviekovwa Nakireru, Ph. D, Catholic priest chaplain
Omoviekovwa is an ordained Roman Catholic priest from Nigeria. He is a board-certified chaplain and endorsed by the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh. Omoviekovwa  seeks to help patients and their loved ones who can benefit from marital crisis intervention, anger management, grief counseling, and suicide prevention. After completing education in Nigeria, he studied at San Francisco State University and Ohio University before becoming a professor at Methodist University, Fayetteville State University, and Shaw University. After serving as chaplain for Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, he also spent time with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Marines at Cherry Point, North Carolina. Email Father Nakireru.

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Annette OlsenAnnette Olsen, M. Div., senior clinical administrative chaplain
Duke Cancer Institute and Duke Cancer Center
Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Service Inpatient Oncology

Annette’s passions lie in spiritual assessment, care-planning, ritual/ceremony, and spiritual health programs with a focus on diversity. She has grown Duke’s Community Spiritual Care Referral Network from four groups in 1999 to almost 70 different religions, spiritual paths, and cultural groups with nearly 170 responders today. Annette serves on Duke Health’s Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisory Council and an adjunct Duke Office of Institutional Equity staff diversity trainer. Prior to Duke she worked as an adolescent and adult psychiatric social worker and counselor, public school educator/coach, and chaplain. Email Annette.

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Eric Pugh

Eric A. Pugh, M. Div., senior clinical administrative chaplain, surgery, trauma and emergency services
Eric has over 25 years of clinical and pastoral care experience and has extensive experience in crisis intervention and in assessing patient, family, and staff spiritual and emotional needs. Before coming to Duke, his career focused on in-home therapeutic treatment for families with at-risk adolescents and grief and bereavement support. An ordained Pentecostal pastor, he grew up in Augusta, Georgia. Email Eric.

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Yoshiya TakahashiYoshiya Takahashi, M. Div., senior clinical administrative chaplain for children’s and women’s services 
Yoshiya is an ordained elder and endorsed by the United Methodist Church. Before joining Duke, he was a staff chaplain at the University of Virginia Medical Center for six years. Before that he served as associate and senior pastor for two churches in Illinois and served as chaplain in a Christian kindergarten in Japan. He is board certified as a chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains. Email Yoshiya.

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Stan YanceyStan Yancey, M.Div., certified educator
Stan is an ordained minister endorsed by The Alliance of Baptists. He is a North Carolina native and grew up on a small farm near Raleigh. He has a special interest in how chaplains respond to people with challenges of money, addiction, or mental health. Stan spent a decade as chaplain and administrator for a county addiction treatment facility. He completed his clinical pastoral education internship, residency, and educator training at Duke. In addition to his time at Duke University Hospital, he has a private practice where he serves as a spiritually integrated psychotherapist for individuals, couples, and adolescents. Email Stan.

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Ceil MatthewsCeil Matthews, administrative assistant, 
Ceil joined Chaplain Services and Education in 2014. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Email Ceil.

 

 

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Rochelle PadenRochelle Paden, administrative assistant and community clergy liaison, 
Rochelle joined Chaplain Services and Education in 2017. She previously worked for the Department of Food and Nutrition Services. Email Rochelle.

 

 

Duke Raleigh Hospital

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Adrian DixonRev. Adrian L. Dixon, D. Min, director of Chaplain Services and Education
Adrian is active in the Raleigh community and speaks in various settings about the role of chaplaincy and ethics. He helped develop Duke Raleigh Hospital’s chaplain services program and acted as clinical chaplain before taking on his current role. He is an ordained Advent Christian minister and hold memberships with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, the Association of Professional Chaplains, and the North Carolina Chaplain's Association. In addition to his full-time role at the hospital, Adrian also pastors a church in Knightdale, NC. Email Adrian.

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Amy CanosaAmy Canosa, M. Div., CPE Certified Educator
Amy brings a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion to her work. In past roles, she has been active on diversity teams and was a Riley Diversity Leadership Fellow while working at the Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina. She has deep knowledge of the Enneagram personality framework and connects that to how she cares for people through religious and secular practice, which she also used during her time in Greenville. An ACPE certified educator, she is a Baptist minister and endorsed for chaplaincy through the Alliance of Baptist. Email Amy.

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Donovan WallerDonovan Waller, M. Div., CPE Certified Educator
Donovan is an ordained minister in the Trinity Full Gospel Fellowship and endorsed as a chaplain by Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches. He completed an internship, residency, and ACPE certified educator training at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta. Additionally, he served in the U.S. Army for eight years and as a youth pastor for five years in California. Email Donovan.

Duke Regional Hospital

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Lisa Brown ColeRev. Lisa Brown Cole, M. Div., director of Chaplain Services 
Lisa is an ordained chaplain by the United Methodist Church and an ordained elder and in the North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She has served as pastor in three United Methodist Churches. She serves as co-chair of the Duke Regional Hospital Diversity Team and is a member of the ethics committee and other administrative committees. Lisa is involved in the community, speaking in various settings on advance directives and advance care planning. Email Lisa.

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Kiki BarnesShaquisha (Kiki) Barnes, M. Div., clinical chaplain, 
Kiki is an ordained minister in the Baptist Church, and endorsed for chaplaincy through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. She has chaplain experience from time at the VA Medical Center at UNC Johnston Health, and as a hospice chaplain. She is active at Duke and in the community as co-chair for Duke Regional’s Ethics Committee, mentors Duke Divinity School students, and has leadership roles with her local church. Email Kiki.