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Providence Elderplace - Chaplain Resume Example

Avery Ward
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Compassionate Spiritual Leader, with proven ability to see the best in others and encourage use of personal gifts and creativity for the good of the whole. Works well with people at all levels of the organization, including regional and local administrators, caregivers, and community partners. Grounded in Catholic Social Teaching, ERD's, good news of the Gospel, and stories of the Sisters of Providence. Dedicated to creating healthier communities together, by providing experiences of respect and healing for all, especially the poor and vulnerable.
  • Active Listening
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Inspiring Others
  • Mission & Service Orientation
  • Responsible & Dependable
  • Creative
Chaplain Apr 2008Present Providence ElderPlace Portland, OR
  • Provide Chaplain Ministry to patients, family and staff in both urgent (death and dying) and everyday situations.
  • Provide teaching and rituals to draw attention to and celebrate, Mission & Pastoral Care Week, Table of the King, Memorials, graduations and blessings.
  • Collaborate with staff and other chaplains to make job descriptions reflect standards of care.
  • Set and managed budgets for Spiritual Care programs.
  • Represent ElderPlace at local clergy gatherings and meetings with community partners.
  • Developed innovative programs and services based on analysis of community needs.
  • Represented ElderPlace and Providence at the NACC National convention by giving a  well received presentation.
  • Represented ElderPlace and Providence at the National PACE convention by giving a well received presentation.
Chaplain Aug 2006Aug 2008 St John Medical Center Longview, WA
  • Provided spiritual care for the patients and staff of the Medical Floor (45 beds) and Emergency Dept.
  • Provided Crisis Debriefing on several occasions for ED staff.
  • Team Member of a staff of 4 full time 2 part-time and 2 on-call chaplains.  Shared responsibility for leading team meetings.
  • Participated in ethics consults, led family meeting and care planning meetings with interdisciplinary teams.  
  • Provided grief classes and bereavement follow-up for families of patients and the community at large. 
  • Developed innovative programs for volunteer enrichment and staff training for engagement in the mission of Peace Health. 
  • Managed the care and scheduling for the chapel at the hospital.
  • Provided daily reflections, over the intercom and via email.
Chaplain Resident Sep 2005Aug 2008 Providence Portland Medical Center Portland, OR
  • Completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • Served as a chaplain resident on the cardiac and stroke floors.
  • Provided spiritual care and support to patients and families of varied religious and ethnic backgrounds 
  • Provided spiritual care and support to staff on my floors and throughout the hospital 
  • Assisted in conversations about treatment options including palliative care.
  • Once a month provided weekend coverage for the entire hospital.
  • Lead morning reflections, weekly interfaith prayer services, and assisted with grief class.
Pastoral Associate St. Anthony Church Tigard, OR
  • Pastoral Associate with primary responsibility for Sacraments of Initiation in a large suburban parish with a Catholic School, serving 2,000 households Supervised 2 full time staff: Religious Education Coordinator and Youth Minister.
  • Consultant to the Pastoral and Administrative Councils.
  • Managed and maintained a balanced budget.
  • Wrote articles and press releases for Catholic and local papers about parish events; created brochures and announcements to promote programs.
  • Lead retreats for staff and families.
  • Taught classes for RCIA and Adult Education programs.
  • Represented Parish at local interfaith and Archdiocesan Meetings.
Religion Teacher St. Mary's Academy Portland, OR
  • Taught Juniors and Seniors with focus on: Ethics, Sacraments, and Social Justice. Select and evaluate curriculum used in classes.
  • Provided support and training for student leaders for liturgy, retreats and service projects.
  • Recruited and maintained relationships with community organizations that provided service opportunities for students.
  • Served as an adviser for 20 students during their 4 years at SMA.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and disciplinary issues and celebrations and awards events.
Director of Religious Education and Renew The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon Portland, OR
  • Provided support and training for Pastors and Religious Education Staff (not Catholic Schools) in 250 parishes in western Oregon.
  • Supervised 4 Field Assistants who offered training and support by traveling to the local parishes.
  • Provided ongoing training to these assistants.
  • Set policies for the selection of Directors of Religious Education (DRE) for parishes. 
  • Offered training, retreats and supervision aides for parish DRE's.
  • Provided planning, collaboration and funding for an annual convention for parish Religious Education staff and volunteers.   
  • Supported DRE's with resources for training and nurturing volunteers, provided religious education resources through list of approved textbooks, a lending library of books and videos, and other materials.
  • Reviewed/updated policies provided annual reports to the Archbishop and managed budgets.
  • Served on Archdiocesan and regional committees.
Master of Arts : Theology - Liturgy University of NotreDame South Bend , IN
Bachelor of Arts : Religious Studies - German Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
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Previous Companies:

  • Providence ElderPlace
  • St John Medical Center
  • Providence Portland Medical Center

Previous Job Positions:

  • Chaplain
  • Chaplain Resident
  • Pastoral Associate
  • Religion Teacher
  • Director of Religious Education and Renew


  • University of NotreDame
  • Oregon State University

Level of Education:

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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