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Meet Our Chaplains

Our chaplains are in-house and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have four on-campus chapels available for patients, families, and staff.

Chaplain HarrisRev. Herman "Frank" Harris
Manager/Chaplain
harrish@musc.edu

Chaplain Harris began his work at MUSC in 2015. He completed an undergraduate degree at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. He holds a Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center (Seminary) in Atlanta, Georgia. Frank completed his clinical pastoral education at the VA Medical Center in Tuskegee, Alabama and Roper/St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. He is an ordained National Baptist minister and served as a United States Air Force chaplain for 10 years. His pastoral care interests include adult and pediatric palliative care, community involvement, and bereavement workshops.

Chaplain Rossi

Rev. George M. Rossi, BCC
Clinical Staff Champlain
Rossig@musc.edu

Chaplain Rossi began his work at MUSC in 2001. He completed an undergraduate degree at Our Lady of the Lake University in Texas. He holds a master's degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas and a Master of Divinity from the M. Christopher White School of Divinity, Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. George completed his clinical pastoral education at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, S.C. He is an ordained Baptist minister and is endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. His interests are in the areas of pastoral care to families, men and grief, and spirituality/mental health relationships. He is a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) through the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Chaplain brown-conklin

Rev. Lynn Brown-Conklin
Clinical Staff Chaplain
brownlyn@musc.edu

Chaplain Brown-Conklin began her work at MUSC in 2002. She completed an undergraduate degree at Baptist College of Charleston. She holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. Lynn completed her clinical pastoral education at Memorial Medical in Savannah, Ga., and Bon Secours-St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. She is an ordained Cooperative Baptist Fellowship minister. Her pastoral care interests include cardiology, end-of-life care and bereavement workshops.

Chaplain Ikemeh

Rev. Dr. JohnBosco O. Ikemeh, O.P.
Clinical Staff Chaplain
ikemeh@musc.edu

Chaplain Ikemeh is a Catholic priest in the Dominican Order. He joined the MUSC pastoral team in September 2006. He completed an undergraduate degree in philosophy and theology and a master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He holds a graduate degree in systematic theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, Calif., and was conferred a Doctor of Sacred Theology (Systematic Theology) at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. Bosco, as he is fondly called, began his clinical pastoral education at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and completed it at Roper-St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. His pastoral care interest is in the area of Oncology and the suffering God.

Chaplain brown

Rev. Chris Brown, BCC
Clinical Staff Chaplain
brownchd@musc.edu

Chris Brown is a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) through the Association of Professional Chaplains and began his work at MUSC in 2007. He received a bachelor's degree from Erskine College in Due West, S.C., and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. Chris served as a hospice chaplain before coming to MUSC, and he completed his clinical pastoral education residency at Bon Secours-St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. Chris is ordained by the Presbyterian Church in America, and his clinical interests are oncology and end of life care.

Chaplain Sergent

Rev. Stacy Sergent
Clinical Staff Chaplain
sergents@musc.edu

Chaplain Sergent came to MUSC in 2008. She holds a bachelor's degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., and a Master of Divinity from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. After a two-year term as a missionary in France, she did her initial unit of clinical pastoral education at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., and completed her residency at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She is an ordained Baptist minister endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Her areas of interest include ministry to neonatal and pediatric patients and families, grief and loss, and pastoral care of women.

Chaplian Penick

Rev. David W. Penick
Clinical Staff Chaplain
penick@musc.edu

Chaplain Penick began his work at MUSC in 2009 as a part-time chaplain and then as a Staff Chaplain in 2014. He completed an undergraduate degree at Toccoa Falls College in Georgia. He holds a master’s degree in English Bible from Columbia International University in Columbia, SC. David completed his clinical pastoral education at Bon Secours-St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. He is an ordained Baptist minister and is endorsed by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. His interests are in the areas of pastoral care to families, end-of-life-care and oncology.

Chaplain krayer

Rev. Sue Churchill Krayer
Palliative Care Chaplain
krayers@musc.edu

Chaplain Krayer began her work at MUSC in 2007 as a part-time chaplain. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has an M. L. A. from Southern Methodist University and earned her Master of Divinity at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. Sue completed her pastoral education at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She is ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She served the Duncanville, Texas fire and police departments as their chaplain for four years. Sue’s pastoral care interests include pediatric and adult palliative care.

Chaplain Pellegrini

Rev. Nancy B. Pellegrini
Hollings Cancer Center Chaplain
pellegnb@musc.edu

Chaplain Nancy Pellegrini came to MUSC in 2013. She completed her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. She holds master's degrees in International Relations from the London School of Economics and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She received her Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Nancy did her clinical pastoral education training at Dartmou k Medical Center and Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. She is an ordained Unitarian Universalist th-Hitchcoc minister. Her pastoral care interests include oncology and end-of-life care.

Chaplain Nix

Rev. Dr. A. Robert Nix
nixra@musc.edu

Chaplain Nix began his work at MUSC in 2013 as a part-time chaplain and then as a staff chaplain in 2018. He completed his undergraduate degree at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University, Candler School of Theology, in Atlanta. He also holds a Master of Education in Clinical Counseling from The Citadel and a doctorate in ministry from Erskine Theological Seminary is Due West, South Carolina. Robert completed his clinical pastoral education at Georgia Mental Health and Spartanburg Regional Hospital. He also completed further clinical training at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church South Carolina Annual Conference. He is a Board Certified Counselor, holds a South Carolina professional counselor’s license, and has a South Carolina license in marriage and family therapy. He is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the National Board of Certified Counselors. His pastoral care interest are in areas of spiritual care for mental health patients, pastoral care for families, and end-of-life care.

Chaplain hanton

Carol Hanton
Administrative Assistant
Pastoral Care Services
843-792-9464
843-792-6146 (fax)
hantonc@musc.edu

 

Pool Chaplains

Chaplian Thompson

 

Rev. Fred Thompson (Episcopalian), thompsfe@musc.edu

 

Chaplain beresford

 

Rev. Thulisiwe (Tulie) Beresford (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), beresfor@musc.edu