The Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Team
Providing spiritual care in the fast-paced environment of a major medical center requires a team effort. At Johns Hopkins Hospital as well as Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center the Chaplains on our Leadership Team work in concert with the Adjunct Chaplains, CPE Resident Chaplains, Intern Chaplains and On Call Chaplains to provide 24/7 care for patients, visitors and staff. Our staff members also make significant contributions within their faith communities and communities.
Please meet all our staff members through this website!
Rev. Sally Pelinka Miller, M.A., M.Div., B.C.C.
Manager of the System Sponsored Clinical Pastoral Education Program
Manager of the System Sponsored Clinical Pastoral Education Program for the Johns Hopkins Academic Division. Rev. Miller is an ACPE Certified Educator who comes to John’s Hopkins from Northwestern Medicine’s Central DuPage Hospital. Prior to her work at Northwestern, Miller served as a chaplain and Educator with AdvocateAurora Health’s Good Samaritan, Good Shepherd, Sherman and Condell Hospitals.
As a freelance writer and former music teacher, Miller draws on her experiences in the arts to espouse creativity and improvisation in both clinical and learning environments. During her time with Northwestern and Advocate, she regularly facilitated staff resiliency retreats. These retreats utilized poetry, music, video and other generative self-care invitations for play, reflection, rest and rejuvenation. Miller’s pedagogical and methodological approaches are informed by her acquaintance with enneagrammatic theory and complementary modalities such as guided meditation, engagement with the imaginal, as well as with labyrinths and mandalas.
Miller is ordained by the United Church of Christ. She is a published author with a handful of inspirational books and articles. She continues focused work and study in the field of complementary modalities. She is also interested in neuroaesthetics and trauma care. Rev. Miller holds graduate degrees in theology with a focus on Jungian theory from Chicago Theological Seminary, and in music with an emphasis in voice from Northwestern University.
Moira Bucciarelli, MTS, BCC
Outpatient Chaplain, Harry J. Duffey Patient and Family Services Program
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Outpatient Oncology chaplain, who has been trained in compassion-based spiritual care at Emory University as a spiritual health fellow in outpatient oncology. Moira serves patients with cancer and their caregivers in the ambulatory settings at Johns Hopkins Weinberg and Viragh buildings, Bayview and Green Spring Station. She graduated with a bachelor of arts from Oberlin College, and earned a masters’ in theological studies from Boston College. She is recently board certified with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. She previously worked as a writer and editor in spirituality, biblical studies, and religion.
Rev. William E. Johnson, Jr.
Chaplain Johnson is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., a graduate degree from Howard University, Washington, D.C.; was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree by Virginia University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va. (formerly Virginia Seminary and College); and completed his Chaplain Residency with Johns Hopkins Medicine. As the Community Chaplain for the Johns Hopkins Health System Chaplain Johnson works to improve community health outcomes by connecting faith communities to health system resources, as well as providing compassionate spiritual care to patients and community members on behalf of various JHHS entities. Chaplain Johnson also serves as a Pastor of the Sharon Baptist Church of Baltimore. He served in various positions with Maryland State Government for 33 years giving leadership in areas of equity, equality and integrity; and was serving as Inspector General for Human Services at the time of retirement. He has held leadership positions in several civic, civil and human rights organizations, and is the recipient of several honors and citations for his service to the church and State.
The Rev. Dr. Paula Teague, D.Min., M.B.A., B.C.C.
The Senior Director of the Academic Division, Director of the System Sponsored Clinical Pastoral Education program and Director of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy 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.
Mr. Thomas Y. (Ty) Crowe, II, M.Div., B.C.C.
The Director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Department and the Assistant Director of the System Sponsored Clinical Pastoral Education program. 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 and Board Certified Chaplain. 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.
Mignon Ragin, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Nawal Alam, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Ryan Missel, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Tasha Brownfield, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Terri Dotterer, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Tracy Kelly, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Fall 2023 Johns Hopkins Hospital CPE Interns
Claire Cocker, Vito Piazza, Jordan Rippy, Robin Slaw, Rebecca Warlow
Fall 2023 Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center CPE Interns
Peter Belitsos, Rochelle Cocke, Krystal Craigg, Brent Lydic, Ifiok IO Umanah