Spiritual Care Staff
Rev. Kelly Childress, M.Div., M.A.
Rev. Childress earned her Masters in Bioethics and her Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. She completed her clinical pastoral education residency at UCLA Medical Center and is board certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Her article exploring issues around ethics and genetics was published in the Journal for Women and Religion in 2002, and in 2009 her paper on spiritual care at the end of life, was published in the Kaiser Provider’s Handbook on Culturally Competent Care. She is the co-chair of the Hayward ethics committee.
Titus George, M.A., B.D., M.Th.
Chaplain George earned his M.A. in Sociology and his Master of Theology in India, and completed his clinical pastoral education residency at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. He is board certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains. As a researcher and educator he has explored the intersections between spirituality and health, and has written articles on spiritual care, ethnic identity, and social change. His most recent article, “My Ishvara is Dead: Spiritual Care on the Fringes” was published in 2009 in the Journal of Religion and Health.
Rev. Steve Brown, M.Div.
Chaplain Steve earned his Master of Divinity Degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City and completed his clinical pastoral education at UCSF Medical Center. He is board certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is also a Certified Grief Counselor with the American Academy of Grief Counseling. Steve has spoken at numerous seminars on the subject of “Spirituality at the End of Life” and co-facilitated a 40-hospital-wide webinar on this topic. His most recent article on “Spirituality in Palliative Care” was published in the Spring 2011 edition of Foundation Focus magazine. Steve has more than 25 years of parish and hospital ministry experience
Rev. Stephanie Gameros, M.Div., M.A.B.L.
Rev. Stephanie Gameros earned her Master in Divinity at the Pacific School of Religion and a Master in Biblical Languages at the Graduate Theology Union, in Berkeley. She completed her clinical pastoral education at the University of San Francisco Medical Center. She is a "Singing Chaplain," toting guitar and music book in hand as she visits patients, and is passionate about the holistic healing benefits of music. Her work has been highlighted in "So Healthy" magazine in the 2010 Summer issue.
Rev. Carol Estes
Carol earned her Master in Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. She completed a clinical pastoral education residency at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC. In 2007, she was featured in Career Visions an on-line magazine. She is a certified Domestic Violence / Substance Abuse counselor. Carol is also a certified Appreciative Inquiry facilitator. She has worked in the health-care field for more than twenty years.