Current Residents, Resident Associates and Interns

Hospital-based interns

Fall 2015–Winter 2016

Cory BakerCory Baker was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He’s a graduate of Seattle Pacific Seminary and is being called into the priesthood in the Anglican Church of North America through Emmanuel Anglican Church in Ballard, where he worships with his wife and children. He also enjoys being outdoors, hiking, and gardening.

David EllisDavid Ellis is the husband of a talented opera singer and choir teacher, and he's the father of two amazing elementary school kids. David is a church planter and a substitute teacher in his first Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) unit. David moved to Gig Harbor in 2011 and has pursued church work in multiple states as well as in foreign countries. He graduated from seminary in 2003 and enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball and golf, and investing in youth.

Kristi LambingKristi Lambing is a married mother of four who lives in the Lynnwood area. She graduated with her M. Div. from Multnomah Biblical Seminary in May of 2015. After CPE, she plans to continue to work as a relief chaplain at a hospital north of Seattle. She is currently journeying to become Antiochian Orthodox Christian.

Cleo MolinaCleo Molina‘s bilingual, bicultural upbringing (Mexican and Anglo heritage) ingrained in her a passion for understanding, describing and bridging differences. This passion has been useful in her work in the Justice & Peace Center of the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle as an advocate and teacher of culturally diverse students in several universities and colleges and, now, as a chaplain intern. In addition, Cleo is a poet and has published a children’s book.

Ron VanHoyRon VanHoy is currently in the CPE program at St. Joseph Medical Center and serving at St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood. He is married and lives in Lake Tapps, Washington. He worked for the Boeing Company for 37 years, retiring this past April. He received his Masters in Theology in Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has a Bi-Vocational License from the Evangelical Covenant Church. His desire is to continue in the CPE process toward ACPE board certification.

Kevin YiKevin Yi is in his third unit of CPE and the pastor of a newly formed church called Kaleo Church. He is married with two children. He enjoys the outdoors, good food and spending time with his family.

Hospice-based interns

Sarah Kim Sarah Kim
Sarah is studying biblical counseling and pursuing a M.Div. through Covenant Seminary.  She lives in Lakewood, is a licensed pastor in the Assemblies of God and serves as an assistant pastor at her church.  Having owned and operated an elder care facility, Sarah is currently discerning a call to healthcare chaplaincy.  This is her first unit of CPE.

Ronny TadenaRonny Tadena
Ronny is pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Theology at the Catholic Distance University.  He is married, lives in Puyallup and is Roman Catholic.  After working for a few years as an accountant, Ronny is currently discerning a call to healthcare chaplaincy.  This is his first unit of CPE.


Shawn SchertzerShawn Schertzer
Having completed an M.Div. at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawn is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree through Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is married, lives in Gig Harbor and is ordained by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. He is endorsed by his fellowship as a law enforcement, disaster relief and hospital chaplain. This is his fifth unit of CPE. 

Residents 2015–2016

Abigail BarashAbigail Barash
Abbie recently graduated from the Claremont School of Theology with a Master of Divinity in Interfaith Chaplaincy. She currently lives in Lakewood but is originally from St. Louis, MO. She loves hiking, yoga, and snowboarding. Abbie is Jewish and is passionate about engaging in interfaith work and interreligious dialogue.

Elyse FairweatherElyse Fairweather
Elyse is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, with a Masters of Divinity. She served as an Intern at St Joseph Medical Center earlier this year, and is returning as a Chaplain Resident with Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care. In her free time, Elyse enjoys reading, music, art, yoga, and meditation.

Charles Huff
Chuck is a native of the Olympic/Kitsap Peninsula and with his wife is raising their three children. He has extensive experience in business management and public service. A graduate of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary he is currently a lay minister in the Episcopal Church.

Milad NakhlaMilad Nakhla
Milad was born and raised in Egypt and is currently living in Edmonds, WA. Milad graduated from Cairo University in 1996 and in 2005 he graduated from the Evangelical Presbyterian seminary in Egypt with a Master of Divinity degree. In 2006 Milad was ordained in Egypt as a pastor by the Presbyterian Church. In 2009 -2010, Milad came to the United States in order to participate in the pastoral internship program with the Calvin Presbyterian Church, Shoreline. As a CPE resident, his clinical assignment is with CHI Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care in King County. Milad is married to his wife Suzan and they are expecting their first baby in February.

Resident Associate 2015–2016

Ann SnowbergerAnn SnowbergerAnn is an MDIV graduate of North Park Theological Seminary.  Ann serves as a prayer minister, creative worship arts painter, devotional writer, and motivational speaker. She is the executive director for Holy Cow!, a Christian food relief ministry to the poor and marginalized. Ann values intergenerational and inclusive ministry. She is married with four children.