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Clinical Pastoral Education Faculty

The Rev. Dr. Paula Teague, D.Min., M.B.A., B.C.C.

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.

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.

Tamekia Milton

The Rev. Tamekia A Milton, M.Div.

The Supervisor for the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also is involved in community education in the Baltimore area as an extension of her role. Prior to coming to Hopkins, she supervised chaplaincy students at Hampton VA Medical Center in Hampton, Virginia, and Brookwood Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama, where she also served as the chaplain for the cancer center. An ordained Baptist minister, Tamekia formerly served as an associate congregational pastor and youth pastor, and is still actively involved in local church ministry.

An accomplished musician, Rev. Milton holds the bachelor of arts degree in music performance and education from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned the master of divinity degree from Emory University Candler School of Theology in Atlanta.


Rev. Keri Olsen Paget, M.Div.

The educator for the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.. She holds a B.A. in Religious Studies with a Studio Art minor from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California and a Masters of Divinity from Emory: Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church and endorsed for chaplaincy/supervision. Her CPE internship and residencies were completed at Grady Memorial Hospital and Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Keri's chaplaincy experience includes neurology/stroke, high risk pregnancy, medical intensive care, geriatric psychiatry, pediatric hematology/oncology, liver transplant, and general hospital ministry. She started her CPE Educator training at UCLA Health and is currently a CPE Certified Educator Candidate. She joined the Johns Hopkins team in September 2018. Keri loves stimulating and supporting the transformation of clergy and lay people through the CPE process. She seeks to deepen students' awareness of themselves, others, and the divine in ways that make them more dynamic, empathetic, and theologically rooted spiritual leaders and caregivers.