NYP/Columbia University Medical Center

Rev. Dr. Beth Faulk Glover

Rev. Dr. Beth Faulk Glover

The Rev. Dr. Beth Faulk Glover is an Episcopal priest who serves as the corporate director of Pastoral Care and Education (CPE) at NewYork-Presbyterian. As the director of pastoral care, Dr. Glover leads a team of clergy members and staff, and CPE residents, interns and supervisory education students across the five NewYork-Presbyterian campuses.

Certified by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Dr. Glover has provided spiritual guidance to patients and families in several hospitals throughout New York City, and ministers in Northern New Jersey. She is canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark.

Originally from Virginia, Dr. Glover attended the College of William and Mary and the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. She holds the degree of Master of Sacred Theology in Christian Spirituality (S.T.M.) from the General Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry in pastoral care and pastoral supervision from the New York Theological Seminary.

Dr. Glover has also done extensive training in modern group psychoanalysis and family systems theory with Rabbi Edwin Friedman and Monica McGoldrick. She is currently enrolled in a religious education doctorate program at Fordham University, where she is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (the only all disciple honor society).

NewYork-Presbyterian has a unified pastoral care system across its five campuses — Columbia University Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, the Allen Hospital and the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Hospital, Westchester Division.

Chaplain Leslie Kirzner

Chaplain Leslie Kirzner

Chaplain Leslie Kirzner serves as manager of Pastoral Care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Caldwell University. She has extensive education in Talmud Torah from the Academy for Jewish Religion and the Institute for Traditional Judaism. Kirzner also completed NewYork-Presbyterian’s management training program — Building Tomorrow's Leadership.

Leslie is also a staff advisor for the Patient and Family Advisory Council and a member of the Advance Team for Survey Rounding. She is certified in the Isabell Gatto Method (IGM) of Intentional Wellness, therapeutic acupressure, and Reiki.

Rev. Dr. R. Kevin Johnson

Rev. Dr. R. Kevin Johnson

The Rev. Dr. R. Kevin Johnson is an administrative chaplain and serves as worship coordinator and CPE co-registrar. He is an ordained Baptist minister and author. Presently, he is researching intersections between Christian worship and pastoral care.

 

Chaplain Joel Nightingale Berning

Chaplain Joel Nightingale Berning

Joel Nightingale Berning is a chaplain at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. He received his bachelor’s degree from Pomona College in California and a Master of Divinity degree from the Union Theological Seminary.

Joel's research focuses on the spiritual care of patients on mechanical ventilation.

Fr. Melchor Ferrer

Fr. Melchor Ferrer

Father Melchor Ferrer has been a chaplain and Catholic Priest at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia for more than ten years. He was ordained in 1974 after completing his studies at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. He was a financial administrator for various schools in the Silesian congregation in Manila until he moved to the United States in 1999. Fr. Ferrer is board certified by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.

Seigan Ed Glassing

Seigan Ed Glassing

Seigan Ed Glassing is a Zen Buddhist monk and chaplain at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. Though he works primarily with the palliative care team, he also leads weekly meditation and spirituality groups for the psychiatric department and heads many support groups throughout the hospital. Seigan has been practicing Zen in America and Japan since 1985. He studied art at Pratt Institute, paints on his own time and brings his art background into his work.

See Seigan at one of three weekly meditation groups, held from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m., every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Milstein Chapel on the fifth floor.

Chaplain Linda Golding

Chaplain Linda Golding

Linda S. Golding is a chaplain at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and coordinator of Pastoral Services at Milstein Hospital. She holds a Masters in Jewish Studies and a Certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is also board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Before joining NewYork-Presbyterian, Golding worked with classical music composers and performers at the New York City Opera, Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., and The Reservoir. However, she decided to change career paths to integrate spirituality into her work.

In addition to providing spiritual guidance to patients and their families, Golding is the chaplain member of the hospital’s Ethics Committee and Organ Donor Council. She leads didactics on ambiguous loss, spiritual pain, and pastoral care to non-responsive patients; and serves as a preceptor for medical student clerkships. She also runs Reflection Rounds with nurses and a Wellness Group for Neurology Residents.

Golding’s research interests include the impact of spirituality on patients with chronic pain, the use of text as a pastoral intervention, caregiver compassion fatigue, and the intersection of pastoral and medical bioethics. She is an adjunct professor in the bioethics program at Columbia University where she teaches pastoral care and ethics.

Fr. Jean-Ridly Julien

Fr. Jean-Ridly Julien

Father Jean-Ridly Julien is a Roman Catholic priest and chaplain at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. He is a board certified chaplain, a member of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and serves as a member of the organization's board interview team. He holds a Master of Theology from the Dominican College University of Ottawa-Canada.

Originally from Haiti, Fr. Ridly was appointed the spiritual leader of his community after his ordination. Fr. Ridly served as Executive Director of the Haitian-American Community Center, an organization he founded. He also founded the Anne Clemande Julien Foundation/Haiti School and Orphanage in 2002 to help unprivileged children and orphans receive a better education.

His interests and other certifications are in education, pastoral administration, leadership, and travel agency.

Rabbi Ralph Kreger

Rabbi Ralph Kreger

Rabbi Ralph Kreger is a board certified chaplain at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. He was ordained at Mirrer Yeshiva Rabbinical Seminary in Brooklyn, New York. His interests include Jewish medical ethics.

 

The Rev. Henry McLauren

The Rev. Henry McLauren

The Rev. Henry McLauren is a chaplain at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. He is an ordained Baptist minister and pastor at Anointed Grace Ministries. He attended J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Virginia. He later earned a bachelor’s degree from Wells College and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary. His pastoral emphasis is in cardiac, emergency department, pediatric care, and general medicine and provides pastoral care through creative arts and volunteer chaplaincy training.

The Rev. Fr. Clement Umoenoh

The Rev. Fr. Clement Umoenoh

Father Clement Umoenoh is a Catholic priest and chaplain at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. Originally from Nigeria, he received two bachelor's degree in philosophy and theology from the Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He was ordained in 1996 and worked in many pastoral institutions in Nigeria. He emigrated to the United States, where he earned a Master of Systematic Theology degree and a Master of Education from St. John’s University.

Fr. Clement is board certified by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) and is a serving member of the board’s interview team. His hobbies include reading, listening to the news, playing table tennis, soccer, traveling and caring for the sick.

 

Contact

Pastoral Care & Education
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia &
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Phone: 212-305-5817
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm

Pastoral Care & Education
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Phone: 212-746-6971
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm

Pastoral Care & Education
NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital

Phone: 212-932-5310
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm

Pastoral Care & Education
NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

Phone: 212-312-5556
Office Hours: 8am – 4pm

Pastoral Care & Education
NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Division

Phone: 914-997-5999
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm

 

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