Frisco “Chris” Delaney with Grace Community Church in Gresham and Terry McCray Hill, the senior pastor of Bethel AME Church in Portland were selected to participate in Legacy Emanuel Medical Center’s 12-week spiritual care internship program.
The medical center secured a grant to fund internships at no cost to spiritual leaders interested in receiving specialized training to be able to minister and provide comfort healing in acute care settings, such as a trauma center. Legacy Emanuel services a diverse, multi-faith, patient population and was seeking more pastors who reflect the patients served.
The Rev. Jill Rowland, M.Div., D.Min., serves as a staff chaplain at the medical center and is a member of the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) faculty. “The CPE program is designed for community clergy, like Chris and Terry, who are looking to complete this training while sending time in their congregation or current ministry setting,” says Dr. Rowland. “We are pleased to have both of them enrolled in our program.”