Current Residents, Resident Associates and Interns

CPE Students

(May 2014 – August 2014)

Melanie B.Melanie B. is a student at Fuller Seminary and will graduate in 2016. She lives in Buckley, is married, has three grown boys and will become a mother-in-law very soon. She is a published author and serves as an elder and worship leader at her church. She also plays piano. Melanie’s denomination is Seventh Day Adventist. Her assignment is at St. Francis Hospital.

Annie D.Annie D. serves as a young adult’s pastor. She lives in Redmond and is married. She has volunteered as a mentor. In her free time, she likes to run marathons and compete in triathlons. Annie’s denomination is Presbyterian Church USA and she is looking forward to Ordination within the next year. Her assignment is at St. Anthony Hospital.

Kristi L.Kristi L. is a student at Multnomah Seminary and will graduate in 2015. She lives in Lynnwood, is married and has four children. She has served as a wildlife firefighter. Kristi’s denomination is non-denominational. Her assignment is at St. Joseph Medical Center.

Duane M.Duane M. is a seminary student at the University of Dubuque and will graduate in 2015. He will be staying in Seattle this summer. He has extensive volunteer experience through church and outreach ministries. He is also an Eagle Scout. Duane also plays the guitar. Duane’s denomination is Presbyterian Church USA. He is looking forward to Ordination within the next two years. His assignment is at St. Joseph Medical Center.

 Cody R.Cody R. is a student at Mount Angel Seminary and will graduate in 2016. He will be staying in Tacoma this summer. He has volunteer experience working as a youth leader and minister as well as serving as a missionary. In his free time, he likes to do back flips. Cody’s denomination is Roman Catholic and he is looking forward to Ordination within the next two years. His assignment is at St. Claire Hospital.

Hospital and Hospice based Residents

(September 2013 – August 2014)

Emmet HutchinsonEmmet H. is a pastor with Living Grace Ministries. He will complete Master of Divinity studies with Luther Rice Seminary this summer. Emmet and his wife enjoy raising their two young boys.

Mary Wetsch-JohnsonMary W.-J. who was born at St. Joseph Medical Center, returns as a CPE Resident. Mary has extensive hospital/educational/management experience. Graduate of Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies.

Sheila MarieSheila M. spent 28 years as a hospital pharmacist before stepping out of the medical profession and into ministry. She has since worked with Habitat for Humanity, homeless adult ministries in Tacoma, has served as a pastor to three small rural churches on the Washington coast. She currently serves as a hospice chaplain. Says Sheila: To meet one another where we are and journey together to where God leads: this is the ‘work’ I love.

Barbara McHenryBarbara M. grew up in the Tacoma area and she returns as a CPE Resident. Barbara has extensive pastoral, counseling and management experience. She is licensed with The Church of God in Christ and Pastor’s Chosen Generation Ministries in Graham, Washington.

Hospice Based Interns

(January – June 2014: 14 hours a week)

Carl ChiloCarl C. is a permanent Catholic Deacon in the Archdiocese of Seattle. He is currently Director of chaplains for the King County juvenile detention ministry. An Army Veteran, Carl attended Troy State University at Ft. Benning, GA, studying Criminal Justice. In 1993, he joined the Seattle Police Department where he served for nearly 15 years, retiring in 2008.

Molly FairchildMolly F. is a United Methodist laywoman who will graduate from Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies this June. She is currently serving the Graduate Student Council as the Academic Representative for the School of Theology and Ministry.

John HansonJohn H. is an active member of the Unity Church and has worked as a hospital administrator and as a home health & hospice CEO. He spent 11 years working for the State of Washington, 8 of those in the Department of Health Rural Health program. Currently he volunteers as a facilitator for a children’s grief group and facilitated support groups for people with ALS.

Paul JoPaul S. J. is an ordained Baptist pastor and has a Master’s of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has also served in campus ministry and at local churches for many years in Korea, New Jersey, and Texas.

Phil SchneiderPhil S. is a Lutheran layman and actively engaged in his "fourth career" of voluntary service (after careers in the military, private industry and education). He has formal degrees in Biology/Chemistry, Public Service and Education Psychology as well as specialized training in Organization Development and Human Behavior. Additionally, Phil has national certification as an Occupational Health and Safety Technologist and an international credential as a Community Chaplain.