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Chaplains in Residence & Fellows 2016-2017



Will Bevins, a member of the Lutheran Church, is a graduate of Georgetown College (Kentucky) with the bachelor of arts degree and University of Colorado at Boulder with a master of arts.   He is completing the master of divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.  Will is a Fulbright Grant Recipient (Korea ETA, 2003-2004), a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Albania, 2008-2010) and a AmeriCorps alumnus.  


Rev. Adie Johnson is ordained in the Christian Reformed Church of North America.  She received the bachelor of science degree from University of Maryland, College Park, in human and community resources.  She subsequently earned the master of divinity degree from Denver Seminary in Colorado.  She served as Pastor of Spiritual Formation in Boulder, and later co-pastored a church plant in Colorado for seven years.  During that time she led emotional intelligence classes for incarcerated citizens.


Janet Kuria, an Anglican who is a commissioned and licensed Church Army Africa evangelism captain, has an extensive background in parish work in Kenya.  She received a certificate from the Kenya Institute of Professional Counseling, a higher diploma in missiology from Carlile Theological College in Kenya, and more recently a diploma from Kenya Institute of Managment with an emphasis in human resource management.                                   


Rev. Sandy Rector, a United Methodist clergy member of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, served churches as an associate pastor and lead pastor in the Washington DC area for over a decade.  During this time she began to hear God's call to chaplaincy.  She received the bachelor of arts degree from University of Iowa, and the master of divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC.  She entered ministry as a second career after a successful career in public relations and marketing.


Rev. David H. Whye is affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson Indiana) who served for 18 years as senior pastor of Shepherd's Life Church of God in Ellicott City, Maryland. A social sciences major, he graduated from University of Maryland, College Park, with a bachelor of science degree. A native of Howard County, Maryland, he was awarded the master of arts in spiritual and pastoral care from Loyola University Baltimore.  



Donham Susan

Rev. Susan Donham serves as the first Palliative Care Chaplain Fellow.  An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, she is 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 professional career as a dancer and choreographer, Susan earned a master of divinity degree at Starr King School for the Ministry. She completed CPE residencies at UCSF Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital and was chaplain for the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) and GWU 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. 



A Johnson

Asia Johnson  completed a CPE Residency 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.  Asia is a valued member of the care team which provides spiritual and religious care at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.  She plans to pursue board certification as a professional chaplain.


Rev. Brandy McMurry, an ordained Itinerant Elder in the AME Church and ACPE Supervisory Candidate, will complete the doctor of theology (ThD) in pastoral psychotherapy at Emory University.  She earned master of divinity and master of arts degrees from Interdenominational Theological Center.  She is a board member of The MHT Family Life Center in Riverdale, Georgia; member of Women of Color Counseling Network (WCCN) and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Faith and the City.


Rev. Brittany M. Powell, a clergy member of the Progressive National Baptist Church, is a graduate of Spelman College, in Atlanta, Georgia, with a bachelor of arts degree in political science.  She was awarded the master of divinity degree in psychology of religion and pastoral care, from Morehouse School of Religion of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.