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Clinical Pastoral Education Faculty

Ty Crowe

Mr. Thomas Y. (Ty) Crowe, II, M.Div., is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Pastoral Care Department.  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 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. 

Paula Teague

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.

Chris Brown

The Rev. Christopher V. Brown, M.Div., is the Manager of the Clinical Pastoral Education program. An ordained Baptist minister and member of the National Baptist Convention USA, Christopher served as an associate congregational pastor for ten years before becoming an ACPE Supervisor. Prior to coming to Hopkins, Chris served as a trauma chaplain at Atlanta Medical Center. Christopher holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Alabama State University. He earned a master of divinity degree at the Morehouse School of Religion’s Interdenominational Theological Center.

Rev. Brown envisioned, designed and established a CPE satellite program at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church while serving as the Coordinator of CPE at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. This faith community of over 14,000 members was the first African-American Baptist church in the historic Germantown area of Philadelphia. Previously, Rev. Brown managed the Alabama League of Education in Montgomery, Alabama, and served as a program specialist with Faith in the City in Atlanta, Georgia, which provided assistance for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

He currently is the International Chaplain and National Director of Sigma Cares, a program of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. His primary role and responsibility is to insure and promote the spiritual growth and wellness of this 12,000 member organization. Christopher has incorporated his passion for learning and community-building in his ministry and supervision.


Emmanuel Saidi, Ph.D. is a CPE supervisory candidate and is of the Roman Catholic faith.  Emmanuel was born in Malawi, where he attended St. Peter’s Major Seminary. He earned a master's degree in religious studies at the Gonzaga University in Spokane; a master's degree in moral theology at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and a doctorate in pastoral counseling and thanatology (the study of circumstances surrounding death, including loss and grief) at St. Louis University.

Akmal Tahara

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).  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. 

Thomas Rogers

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. 

Carol Battye

 Carol Battye, D.M.A. Piano Performance, M.A. in Spiritual and Pastoral Care from Loyola University Maryland, is a CPE Supervisory Education Student and of the Roman Catholic faith. Building on the CPE internship and residency she completed at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Carol continues to attend classes at JHH and practice her clinical chaplaincy work at JHBMC.  Carol has a special interest in research related to the integration of spirituality and medicine in patient-centered care. Prior to CPE, Dr. Battye was a full time faculty member at the Peabody Preparatory as well as an adjunct professor at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.  


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