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Chaplains in Residence & Fellows 2015-2016

 

G Asigre

Fr George Asigre is in residence with Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Glen Burnie.  He graduated from St. Victor's Major Seminary & University of Ghana-Legon with a bachelor of arts degree, and a master of arts in pastoral theology from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge U.K., and also earned a master of arts in practical theology from Middlesex University in London.  He is from Zuarungu, Upper East Region of Ghana, and completed a summer intensive unit of CPE at Johns Hopkins Bayview.

Elder Banks

Elder Darryl Banks is ordained in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and serves as the Religious Liberty Leader in his local congregation.  He attemded SUNY Empire State College in Syracuse, New York, and studied in the human services department.  He is from Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York, and completed his first CPE unit at State University of New York Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.

A Johnson

                     Asia Johnson is entering her second year as a CPE Resident Chaplain after completing three previous units at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Eastern University in Philadelphia, which is also her hometown.  She received a master of arts in counseling from Westminister Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and her plans include pursuing board certification as a professional chaplain.

S Michocki

Sandra Michocki, a member of St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church in Curtis Bay, Maryland, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in history and social sciences from Towson University and a master of business administration (MBA) from Loyola University in Baltimore. She earned the master of arts in church ministries (MACM) from St. Mary's Seminary and University, Ecumenical Institute in Baltimore.  Her first two units of CPE were at Johns Hopkins.

L Pollock

Rev. Luke Pollock, a non-denominational Christian minister, has served as a pastor and church planter.  He received a bachelor of science degree in aviation management from Auburn University in Alabama, and the master of divinity from Harding School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee.  A second-year resident chaplain, he completed prior CPE units at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

S Williamson

Rev. J. Seth Williams is a non-denominational Christian pastor with a background in church planting.   He graduated from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, with a bachelor's degree in science and occupational education, and the master of divinity degree from Andrews Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan.   He is from Manassas, Virginia, and is an Army veteran.  His first CPE unit was completed at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Pastor Susan Wirth is affiliated with the Disciples of Christ.  She earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science and accounting from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, and the master of divinity degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in Michigan.  A second-year resident, she completed an internship at Pine Rest Christian Homes (Grand Rapids, Michigan) and a CPE residency at West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown.

CHAPLAIN FELLOWS

Donham Susan

Rev. Susan Donham is serving as the first Palliative Care Fellow Chaplain Fellow.  She is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, and a Board Certified chaplain through Association of Professional Chaplains.  She graduated from Swarthmore College with a bachelor of arts in biology and economics, and a master of arts in dance from American University.  After a career as a professional dancer and choreographer, Susan earned a master of divinity degree at Starr King School for the Ministry and completed CPE residencies at UCSF Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital.  She then served as chaplain for the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) and George Washington University Hospital.

Kowalski Kat

Kat Kowalski serves as the Pediatric Palliative Care Chaplain Fellow, also a first for Johns Hopkins, and is focused on perinatal palliative care and ministry in the NICU.  She will be ordained in the spring of 2017 as an interfaith minister by The Chaplaincy Institute.  Kat received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and women's studies from University of Maryland at College Park, and will be awarded the master of divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry, part of the Graduate Theologial Union in Berkeley, California, in 2016.  Her previous CPE residency was at Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

SUPERVISORY EDUCATION CHAPLAIN

McMurry

Rev. Brandy McMurry, a Baptist minister, is completing the doctor of theology (ThD) in pastoral psychotherapy at Emory University.  She graduated from The Interdenominational Theological Center with a master of divinity and the master of arts in Christian Education.  She is an author; board member of The MHT Family Life Center in Riverdale, Georgia; member of both Women of Color Counseling Network (WCCN) and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Faith and the City.

W Scott

Wayman A Scott, IV, is a Roman Catholic lay minister.  He graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Towson University, and a master of theological studies from Washington Theological Union.  Wayman is also enrolled in the master's program in counseling at Loyola University Maryland. Before entering the CPE program at Johns Hopkins, he worked for the Archdiocese of Baltimore and served as the pastoral associate for youth and young adult ministry at St. Johns Catholic Church.   He also chaired the Association of Professional Youth Ministers and served on the Archdiocese Disabilities Council.