Pastoral care staff
Rev. Joe Alverson, Director of Pastoral Care
Joe is an ordained minister and endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Gardner-Webb University. Joe completed his Master of Divinity in Christian Education, from M. Christopher White School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Joe completed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky. Joe worked as a chaplain for the Christus Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas and formerly Hospice of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.
Joe has been a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains since 2003. He began as the night chaplain in October 2005 and became the day shift chaplain in October 2008. Joe was offered the position of interim Director in May 2010 and in March 2011 became the Director for Enterprise Pastoral Care Services, where he continues to help build the department and CPE program.
Rev. Dr. Cam Holzer, ACPE Supervisor
Cam is endorsed and a clergy affiliated with the Alliance Baptist denomination. She attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville in the 1980s and soon settled in Lexington. In the 90’s she was a second-year pediatric chaplaincy resident here at UK HealthCare and completed Doctor of Ministry studies at Lexington Theological Seminary. Leaving Kentucky near twenty years ago, Cam served as associate minister for an Episcopal congregation in upstate South Carolina and head chaplain for a Jewish community hospital in New Orleans for what would wind up being the years and days before, during and after the landfall of Hurricane Katrina.
Most of Cam’s training as a CPE Supervisor was with Seton HealthCare in Austin TX. She supervised numerous chaplain intern and residency groups at Indiana University Health in downtown Indianapolis prior to returning to Lexington in the summer of 2013 to run the current CPE program at UK HealthCare.
Rev. Mairi Renwick, Staff Chaplain
Mairi is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She graduated from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC in 2008. She then entered into Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA, receiving her Masters of Divinity in 2011. After seminary she moved to Atlanta where she completed her CPE residency at Emory University Hospital.
Mairi began working at UK in August 2012.
Rev. Christopher Jennings, Staff Chaplain
Chris serves as the evening chaplain at UK Good Samaritan Hospital and is Chris is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA) and went on to receive a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary (St. Louis, MO).
Previously, Chris served as Assistant Pastor of Children’s Ministries at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Columbus, GA.
Rev. Christine Ross, Staff Chaplain
Christine Grandin Ross is an ordained United Methodist minister. She grew up in Northeastern Indiana. Christine received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and her Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY.
She completed her CPE training and residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She has been recommended for Board Certification as a hospital chaplain. Christine began working full time for UK in 2011.
Rev. Stephen Summers, Staff Chaplain
Stephen is an ordained Baptist minister who is endorsed through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He did his undergraduate studies at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies. After leaving college, Stephen moved on to Seminary, receiving his Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in Pastoral Care from the M. Christopher White School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University.
Stephen completed a CPE internship at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, NC in 2009, and completed his residency at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN in 2010. Stephen began working at UK HealthCare in August 2011.
Rev. D.G. “Jay” Fulton, Staff Chaplain
Jay is an ordained minister endorsed for chaplaincy by the United Brethren Church. He received his undergraduate degree in Educational Ministry from Huntington College in Huntington, IN. He holds both Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. Jay served as a pastor for three years in Springfield, Ohio. Jay did his CPE internship at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio and residency at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY.
Jay has been a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains since 2002. He served ten years as a hospice chaplain with two different programs between 2000 and 2010. Jay has been a chaplain with UK HealthCare since 2010.
Diana Hultgren, Palliative Care Chaplain
Diana is currently pursing ordination in the Unitarian Universalist Association. She graduated from Kent State, in Ohio, and is currently finisher her Masters of Divinity from Iliff College in Denver, Colorado.
She completed her eight units of CPE from Providence Alaska, Anchorage, AK; Pacific Medical Center, Honolulu, HI; and Centered Life, Denver, CO. She began working at UK in April 2014.