ABOUT
PEDIATRIC CHAPLAINS NETWORK

About PCN

The Pediatric Chaplains Network is a non-profit organization with the mission of enhancing the spiritual care of children and families in healthcare. Our vision is that of advocating and inspiring innovative pediatric chaplaincy.

The Pediatric Chaplains Network began in 1995 as a pre-conference gathering of pediatric chaplains that met in conjunction with the Association for the Care of Children’s Health (ACCH) annual conference, an interdisciplinary group. The gathering came about as the result of an informal meeting the year before (1994) at the ACCH Conference in Toronto, Canada. The Network was officially organized in 1997 and was received as an affiliate organization of ACCH at that time. When the ACCH dissolved as an organization, the PCN established itself as an independent group. The PCN incorporated in the fall of 1999 and was received as a member organization in the Coalition on Ministry in Specialized Settings (COMISS) in December 1999. Chaplains from a variety of children’s health care facilities and organizations are members of the Network. 

Our goals are to: 

  • To advocate for the unique spiritual needs of children and families in health care;
    To establish and maintain a network designed specifically for pediatric chaplains to provide nurture, support, communication and other collegial opportunities;
  • To create continuing education opportunities to improve the quality of professional development in pediatric chaplaincy, to share important resources and to promote excellence in clinical skills of pediatric chaplains;
  • To encourage theological and spiritual edification and reflection;
  • To speak for the interests of pediatric chaplaincy in relationships with other professional chaplaincy organizations and with individuals and groups making public policy decisions.

Mission

The Pediatric Chaplains Network has a three fold mission:

EDUCATION

...providing up to date continuing education

SUPPORT

...creating opportunities for pediatric chaplains to collaborate with, and support, one another

RESEARCH

...promoting spiritual care research

Advisory

COUNCIL MEMBERS

MEET THE TEAM

(From Left to Right)
TOP ROW: Jennifer Prechter, Kate Gerne, Stacey Jutlia, Kathleen Ennis-Durstine, Ann Haywood-Baxter, Mark Brown, Brent Fairchild, Ryan Campbell.
BOTTOM ROW: Dan Roberts, Lindsay Bona, James Denham, Lavender Kelley.

PRESIDENT
Mark Brown

(2015 - 2017)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Lavender Kelley
(2015 - 2017) 
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital 
Chicago, IL

TREASURER
Stacey Jutila
(2016 - 2018)
Advocate Children's Hospital 
Oak Lawn, IL

SECRETARY
James Denham

(2016 - 2018)
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

MEMBER AT-LARGE
Lindsay Bona

Mott Children's Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI

MEMBER AT-LARGE
Kate Gerne

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

MEMBER AT-LARGE
Ryan Campbell

Chidren's Medical Center
Dallas, TX

MEMBER AT-LARGE
Molly Garnett

Carolinas Health Care System
Charlotte, NC

MEMBER AT-LARGE
Jennifer Prechter

Arnold Palmer Medical Center
Orlando, FL

MEMBER AT-LARGE
Brent Fairchild
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, AR

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Ann Haywood-Baxter
 

(2015 - 2017 / Ex officio member)
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

BUSINESS MANAGER
Dan Roberts
McLane Children's Hospital
Temple, TX

Contact Us

P.O. Box 1664, Belton, TX 76513

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