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Winthrop Names Reverend Karen Jones Director of Pastoral Care and Education - Archived
April 25, 2011

Winthrop-University Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Reverend Karen Jones to the position of Director of Pastoral Care and Education.

In this role, Reverend Jones is responsible for leading Winthrop’s Pastoral Care and Education Program, which serves the spiritual needs of patients, families and medical professionals and staff at Winthrop by offering healing ministry, spiritual support and bereavement counseling 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reverend Jones serves as a liaison between the Hospital and community clergy of all faiths and denominations, and is committed to raising awareness of the spiritual dimension of healing, while cultivating an understanding of, and respect for, the faith traditions of the diverse religious communities served by Winthrop.

Reverend Jones most recently served as Director of Field Education at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where she was responsible for overseeing the Field Education Program for the seminary’s Master of Divinity degree program.

Through her work in local congregations as a Pastor of Congregational Care and an interim pastor, as well as within ecumenical networks as a collaborative partner, speaker, and seminar leader, the breadth of Reverend Jones’ ministry has impacted individuals, families and communities. Reverend Jones has also served as a chaplain at New York Methodist Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center.

Reverend Jones serves on the ministerial team at the Antioch Baptist Church in Corona, New York. She is an ordained minister who is affiliated with the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and American Baptist Churches, Metropolitan New York, where she fills in as needed for Sunday services in churches throughout New York City and Long Island. She has also served on the Pastoral Care and Education Committee of the HealthCare Chaplaincy.

Reverend Jones earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Tennessee State University. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education with an emphasis in Pastoral Care and Family Ministry from Scarritt Graduate School in Tennessee, and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary.

Reverend Jones resides in East Elmhurst with her family.

The Pastoral Care and Education Department at Winthrop-University Hospital is a satellite of The HealthCare Chaplaincy, an accredited Center of the American Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. The HealthCare Chaplaincy is a multi-faith, non-profit organization dedicated to pastoral care, education, and research, to promote spiritual and emotional healing in hospital settings and communities.

Contact: Carolann Martines
Associate Writer
(516) 663-2234