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Meet Our Staff


Jeremy Gilmore

ACPE Certified Educator and Director

Reverend Jeremy Gilmore, PhD, MDiv is from East Chicago, Indiana and joined WakeMed in 2020. Previously, he served as the Coordinator of Clinical Pastoral Education at UNC REX Healthcare in Raleigh, NC and Assistant Director of Spiritual Care and Education at Carolinas NorthEast in Concord, NC. He completed his CPE training at the VA Hospital in Durham, NC. He has earned degrees at Indiana University and Duke University and completed his doctoral work at North Carolina State University. He is an ordained Baptist minister and values the liberating possibilities of spiritual care and education. Jeremy lives with his wife, Ashley, their two daughters Jocelyn and Jaelle, and their affable dog, Jinx.

Jeremy Gilmore


Jeanne Hale

ACPE Certified Educator and Supervisor

Reverend Jeanne Hale, MDiv, has degrees from Appalachian State University, NC State University and McCormick Theological Seminary. She came to WakeMed from Chicago in 2014, following the completion of her ACPE Certified Educator training. She is ordained and endorsed with the Federation of Christian Ministries. Hospitality as an approach to spiritual care and education is a particular interest. Jeanne lives in Raleigh with her wife, Zaida, and in their off time they enjoy being with friends and family, relaxing out on the back porch and traveling.

Jeanne Hale


Laura Kelly

Staff Chaplain, WakeMed North Hospital

Reverend Laura Kelly, MDiv, MS, BCC, serves as Staff Chaplain for WakeMed North Hospital. Laura cares deeply about hearing people’s stories — in listening, she seeks to hold space for the beauty and wholeness of being. Laura completed her CPE residency at VCU Medical Center and has studied at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Virginia Commonwealth University and Florida State University. She has experience providing spiritual care in healthcare and hospice settings. Laura is grateful to be in North Raleigh and to support the WakeMed North Hospital community.

Laura Kelly


Lisa Koch

Staff Chaplain, WakeMed Cary Hospital

Reverend Lisa Koch has served as Staff Chaplain at WakeMed Cary Hospital since 2010, upon completion of her residency at WakeMed. Lisa is passionate about supporting patients, families and staff, and serves on many committees within the hospital system. She also served as the Cardiac Rehab Stress Counselor for nine years. Lisa currently provides Perinatal Bereavement training systemwide and is the non-scientist on WakeMed’s Institutional Review Board. Lisa is married to Dave and has four children and four grandchildren.

Lisa Koch


Tina Morris-Anderson

Staff Chaplain, WakeMed Raleigh Campus and WakeMed Center for Community Health

Reverend Tina Morris-Anderson provides pastoral care to cardiovascular patients, families and staff. She is also responsible for chaplaincy research for the department. In addition to serving as a staff chaplain, she serves as the Stress Counselor in WakeMed’s outpatient Cardiac Rehab Program. An ordained Baptist minister, Tina holds B.A, M.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Duke University, and an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Regent University. Tina lives in Raleigh with her husband Paul; they are the proud parents of two sons, Paul II and Noah.

Tina Morris-Anderson


Leslie Nambo

ACPE Certified Educator

Reverend Leslie Nambo, M.Div., is an ACPE Certified Educator and ordained Elder within a Non-Denominational Christian community of faith. Leslie earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a  Masters in Divinity from Duke University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Higher Education, Leadership and Policy at Vanderbilt University. In addition to serving as a Chaplain Educator, Leslie has served within Pulmonology, Cardiology, Psychiatry and Women’s Services. Leslie enjoys ministry within the multi-cultural and multi-faith context of healthcare and higher education and has also served in various seminaries, churches, and community organizations domestically and abroad.  

Leslie Nambo


Jesse O'Neal

Staff Chaplain, Emergency Services AED/CED, WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Jesse had been engaged in pastoral care for many years at Christ Episcopal Church when he explored a call, in the Summer of 2014, to chaplaincy. He quickly fell in love with the work. A second CPE Intern Unit followed in the Fall of 2014 and then CPE Residency 2015-2016. In 2016, he joined the Emergency Services staff as Staff Chaplain with duties in both the Adult Emergency Dept (AED) and the Children’s Emergency Dept (CED). Jesse’s training in theology includes co-mentoring the 4-year Education for Ministry (EfM) program at Christ Church and an MA in Pastoral and Spiritual Care (MAPSC) at Iliff School of Theology in Denver. His current research interests include emotional/spiritual resiliency.

Jesse O'Neal


Molly Williams

Bereavement Program Coordinator, WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Reverend Molly Williams, MDiv, offers spiritual care and accompaniment as people make meaning and find connection amidst grief, loss and change. She understands grief as an act of love and seeks to provide support grounded in an attentive presence and reverent listening. Molly is an ordained Baptist minister (Alliance of Baptists) and holds degrees from Vanderbilt University Divinity School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her Clinical Pastoral Education residency at WakeMed and is grateful to continue serving our community. She lives in Durham with her spouse, Andrew, and enjoys reading poetry, swimming and making art.


Andy Ross

Staff Chaplain, WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Andy Ross, MA received a BA in Religious Studies from NC State University and an MA in Contemporary Spirituality from Loyola University Chicago. After training for two years under the minister of a spiritual community here in Raleigh, he was ordained in a shamanic ceremony, receiving the woodpecker as his totem animal. Andy spent years as an independent minister before entering the Clinical Pastoral Education program at WakeMed. He is currently a staff chaplain in the CVICU and is passionate about staff care, interfaith education and Star Wars. Andy lives in Wake Forest, NC with his wife, two daughters and a cat named Pants.

Andy Ross

 


Katy Medinas-Lockley

CPE Fellow

Reverend Katy Medinas-Lockley, M.Div., provides spiritual care at WakeMed Cary and is in the CPE Fellowship to become an ACPE Certified Educator. Born and raised in North Carolina, Katy has a BA in Religious Studies from East Carolina University and a Masters in Divinity from Duke University. She is a Provisional Elder in the United Methodist Church with experience in palliative care, home hospice, and service in the local church. Katy’s heart for ministry lies at the intersection of pastoral care and teaching, work that she approaches with empathy and creativity.

Katy Medinas-Lockley

 


Luwannah Hadding

Continuing Education (CE) Program Assistant

Luwannah Hadding serves as CE Program Assistant for the Department of Spiritual Care. Luwannah has been with WakeMed since 2017 and transferred to Spiritual Care from WakeMed Physician Practices. She will be supporting our director, staff chaplains, interns and residents in their everyday mission of caring for WakeMed staff, patients and families. She and her husband Scott have four children and three grandchildren. They live in North Raleigh and enjoy golfing and travel.

Luwannah Hadding


 

Spiritual Care Residents 23-24

Spiritual Care Team CPE Residents 2023-2024

Pictured from Left to Right

Jeff Allred, DWS 

Grace McGee, MDiv 

Jamie Pendergrass, ThD 

Victoria Blount, MDiv 

Beth Youmans, MA 

Allie Kreider, MDiv