Mr. Thomas Y. (Ty) Crowe, II, M.Div., is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Pastoral Care Department and Manager of the CPE program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was ordained a Teacher in the Shadhiliyya Sufi Order in 1998, and was a member of a diverse Sufi Community in California. Mr. Crowe began his career as a chaplain in Sacramento, taking his first units of CPE at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is a certified Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Supervisor. Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins, Mr. Crowe worked as Coordinator of Clinical Pastoral Education at Sutter Medical Center, in Sacramento, California, for four years. He was also the part-time chaplain for the Sutter Center for Psychiatry.
Mr. Crowe also brings a management perspective to his supervision, having worked for three years as General Manager of a large building supply company in Florida. In addition to this work, he also supervised CPE students. He has supervised CPE students in multiple settings including Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida; at Vitas Hospice in Ormond Beach, Florida; and at Tallahassee Memorial in Tallahassee, Florida. Mr. Crowe has a passion for competent spiritual care, the professional development of his students, and making uncomfortable learning creative and fun.
The Rev. Dr. Paula Teague, D.Min., M.B.A., B.C.C., is the Director of Pastoral Care at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She is a Society of Friends (Quaker) minister and has been a certified Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Supervisor since 1989. She holds the Artium Baccalaureus from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina; the Master of Divinity from The Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana; and the Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a Master in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Teague’s interests include the integration of spiritual care with the disciplines of palliative care, pediatric medicine, and ethics. Paula has recently published a response to a featured article on Physician Assisted Suicide in the Caregiver Journal from the Association for Professional Chaplains and has co-authored a paper on disaster training for ministers. She has served in various leadership roles within ACPE and is currently the Treasurer for the Association. Paula has been a certified ACPE, Inc. Supervisor for over twenty years and a Board Certified Chaplain since 1989.
The Rev. James Pfeiffer, M.Div., Th.M., supervisor of the 2012-2013 resident chaplains, is Senior Staff Chaplain and Associate ACPE Supervisor at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America, Jim has been a pastor in the Midwest and worked in ministry in Africa for 12 years, living in Namibia and Zimbabwe. Jim did his first unit of CPE at Philhaven Behavioral Health in Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania, and his CPE residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He studied supervisory CPE at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and received his certification as an Associate Supervisor in November 2011. Jim is a graduate of Cairn University, Biblical Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary.
Tahara Akmal, M.A., a CPE supervisory candidate, is of the Islamic faith. She completed in 2011 a second year residency as a Family Advocate at Johns Hopkins after serving as a first year resident at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (2009-2010). Previous to her chaplaincy ministry she served as a bereavement coordinator for Odyssey Hospice in Los Angeles. Tahara earned the bachelor of arts degree in psychology, with a minor in religion, from Vanguard University of Southern California, in Costa Mesa, and the master of arts in pastoral care and Islamic studies from Claremont School of Theology, also in southern California.
The Rev. Thomas (Tommy) S. Rogers III, M.Div., a CPE supervisory candidate, is the Episcopal Chaplain for the hospital. After receiving the bachelor of arts degree from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Tommy earned the master of divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He most recently served for five years as the Associate Rector of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, Maryland. He completed a chaplain residency in 2005 at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.