ABHMS announces interim director of Chaplaincy, ecclesiastical endorser
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/15/18)—The Rev. Dr. Patricia Murphy has been appointed interim director of Chaplaincy and Specialized Ministries for American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), while ABHMS Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray will add to his role that of ecclesiastical endorser for chaplains and others serving in specialized ministry settings.
An American Baptist-endorsed chaplain, Murphy has been serving ABHMS as associate director of Chaplaincy and Specialized Ministries. She brings to ABHMS more than 10 years of experience as Protestant and palliative care chaplain, bio-medical ethics consultant, bereavement and crisis-support counselor, National Association of Mental Health Associate and co-chair of the Joint Labor Management Committee, all for NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, Brooklyn. Among her many previous other roles, she had also been associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, Queens, N.Y., and an adjunct professor of Theology at New York Theological Seminary, New York City.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.