Department of Chaplaincy and Clinical Ministries and the Department of FaithHealth Education
Department of Chaplaincy and Clinical Ministries & the Department of FaithHealth Education
Rosalind Bradley is a Baptist minister affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists. Rosalind is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (now Randolph College, B.A.), Virginia Commonwealth University (M.F.A. and M.S.), and Virginia Union University School of Theology (M.Div. and D.Min.). Rosalind served as an Assistant Professor and Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Patient Counseling for five years, after more than 20 years as a research assistant in various laboratories in the School of Basic Health Sciences. Rosalind also served as Pastor of Faith, Hope and Love Ministries and as an Associate Minister at three Baptist churches. Rosalind is married to Theoron Dargon, Sr. and they have three children, Kelvin Coles, Theoron Dargon, Jr. and Danah Dargon.
Jay Foster is a minister affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists. Jay is a graduate of Furman University (B.A.), Harvard Divinity School (M.Div.), and Princeton Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Jay served as pastor to Union Congregational Church prior to entering the residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Jay is a Board Certified Chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is Director of the Department of Chaplaincy and Clinical Ministries. Jay is married to Alice Bullock, and they have two adult sons, Jack and Will.
Mark Jensen is a minister affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists. He earned the B.A. from Houston Baptist University and the M.Div. and the Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mark is Associate Professor of Pastoral Care at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. He leads a Certificate Program in Spirituality and Health offered jointly by the Divinity School and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, and coordinates a dual degree program in Divinity and Counseling. Mark is married to Lisa, and they have two adult children, Anna and Mollie.
Francis Rivers Meza is a Presbyterian minister (PCUSA) and graduate of Duke University (B.S.) and McCormick Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Francis served for several years as a colleague in ministry with the Waldensian Church in Italy, Argentina, and Uruguay. Prior to joining the faculty in 2002, Francis was the Coordinator of the CPE Program at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, TX. He is married to Fiammetta, and they have two children, Margaret and Thomas.
Emily Viverette is a minister affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Emily is a graduate of Elon University (B.S.) and Vanderbilt Divinity School (M.Div.). Prior to seminary, Emily taught high school math. Emily served as the Director of CPE at Alamance Regional Medical Center before joining the faculty in 2009. Emily is Director of the Department of FaithHealth Education. She is married to Michael, and they have two children, Jack and Lily.
Graylin Carlton serves as Staff Chaplain – Transitional Care. He graduated from Foothills Christian College with a Bachelor of Christian Ministry, and holds a Master of Ministry from Piedmont International University. He is an ordained Baptist minister, and pastored a Baptist church in Yadkin County for more than eight years. Most recently, he served as the evening chaplain and supervisor at the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission. Graylin completed a unit of Level I CPE and a 2-year CPE residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Glenn Davis is a Baptist minister and a graduate of College of Charleston (BS) and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Prior to joining FaithHealth as Chaplain for Community Crisis Response, Glenn served 27 years as the full-time Chaplain for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office where he provided on-call staff support and crisis intervention for law enforcement and other first responders as well as victims of crime and other trauma. His focus is developing a hospital-based, community-focused model of chaplaincy to network with other chaplains and enhance the crisis response skills of local clergy to expand support for First Responders and their families in Forsyth County and the surrounding region. Glenn is married to Patti and they have two adult children, a daughter, Emory, and a son, Gary.
Dianne Horton is Manager of Chaplaincy and Clinical Ministries at Lexington Medical Center of Wake Forest Baptist Health. She is an ordained and endorsed minister affiliated with the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Dianne is a graduate of Salem College (B.A.) and Wake Forest University School of Divinity (M.Div.). Dianne is a Board Certified Chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains. In addition to her chaplaincy work, Dianne also works closely with the community engagement efforts of FaithHealth in Forsyth and Davidson Counties. Dianne is married to George, and they have two children, Jamaal and Escada.
Maria Jones has joined as Chaplain for Staff Support. Jones will provide support and education for medical staff about issues of moral distress and compassion fatigue. She will also provide intake and counseling support for those who apply for the Employee Emergency Financial Fund and respond to patient care units and medical center departments who are facing critical challenges related to employee loss or demanding work stressors.
Adam Ridenhour is the Staff Chaplain at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center. He is a minister affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Adam is a graduate of Catawba College (B.A.), Wake Forest University School of Divinity (M.Div.), and Wake Forest University Graduate School (M.A., Counseling). Adam is applying for board certification through the Association of Professional Chaplains and seeking Licensed Professional Counseling Associate status in NC. Adam is married to Courtney and they raise cattle and honey bees on their farm in Advance.
Erin Lysse is a Supervisory Education Student. She is an ordained Baptist minister and most recently served as the Minister to Families at Union Cross Baptist Church. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Speech Communication) from Valdosta State University and her M.Div. from McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. Erin completed a Level I unit of CPE in the congregation-based program and two years of residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Michelle Nicolle, PhD, completed a CPE residency at Wake Forest Medical Center in 2016. Prior to this, she was engaged in neuroscience research as an Associate Professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine with appointments in Internal Medicine, Section of Geriatrics and the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology with a focus on memory decline in normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Her love of the elderly transitioned from the lab bench to the bedside in a career change from academics to chaplaincy. With religious training at the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM, Michelle is an ordained Buddhist Chaplain. Michelle provides spiritual care and support for students and faculty at Wake Forest School of Medicine as well as the businesses and scientists associated with the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem.
Keith Stirewalt serves as the Chaplain for Clinical Engagement and the Independent Living Donor Advocate for WFBH. He is a Baptist minister. He earned his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, his P.A. from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine-Wake Forest University, his M.B.A. at the Bryan School of Business at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and his M.Div. at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Keith’s work focuses on the narrative interaction of clinical medicine, theology, end-of-life, serious illness, advance care planning, bioethics, and living donor kidney transplant. Keith is married to Margaret Norris, has three children, and two grandchildren.