Staff Chaplains are contracted through InterFaith Works of Central New York.
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Fr. Immanuel Agbulu
Fr. Immanuel Agbulu is a Roman Catholic priest currently serving in the Diocese of Syracuse. Educated and ordained in Nigeria, Fr. Immanuel has completed two units of Clinical Pastoral Education at SUNY Upstate Medical University under the supervision of Rev. Terry Culbertson, BCC, ACPE. Fr. Immanuel is currently with us on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Fr. Paschal Anionye
Fr. Paschal Anionye is a Roman Catholic priest serving in the Diocese of Syracuse. Educated and ordained in Nigeria, Fr. Paschal has completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (at SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital, under the supervision of Rev. Terry Culbertson, BCC, ACPE). He is preparing to apply for Board Certification as a Chaplain with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, while also serving at Upstate Community Hospital.
Chaplain Tom Anderson
Chaplain Tom Anderson is our Catholic Chaplain and has completed 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education at SUNY Upstate CPE Center with Rev. Terry Culbertson. He is jointly appointed by InterFaith Works of Central New York and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse.
Chaplain Rob Bundy
Chaplain Rob Bundy is a Buddhist/Interfaith Staff Chaplain. He has completed 3 units of CPE through Upstate Medical University and the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care
Chaplain Jeremiah Deep
Chaplain Jeremiah is one of our newest staff chaplains. He is a licensed Eucharistic Minister in the Diocese of Syracuse, and ministers to patients and families of all faith traditions. He earned an MA in Pastoral Studies from St. Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester, NY.
Imam Amir Duric, MDiv
Imam Amir Durić, MDiv, Muslim Staff Chaplain, has completed 1 unit of CPE through the Jewish Theological Seminary and is working towards his Ph.D. at Syracuse University.
Chaplain Joy Magee
Chaplain Joy has completed four units of CPE at Upstate with Rev. Terry Culbertson. She has extensive experience (ten years) as a staff chaplain at St. Joseph Health Hospital in Syracuse and has come out of retirement to help us at Crouse.
Rev. Willie Mitchell
Rev. Willie Mitchell is the founding pastor of Christ Cultivating Community in Nedrow, NY, where he has ministered for 20 years. More recently, he has begun training as a chaplain through Upstate’s Clinical Pastoral Education program. He has completed one unit, and is currently completing a second unit. Rev. Willie is starting his work at Crouse by supporting the ED on Monday evenings.
Rev. Mary Martha Rice
Rev. Mary Martha Rice is a Protestant pastor affiliated with Aglow International, and has completed two units of Clinical Pastoral Education. Rev. Mary will be working on Thursdays and Fridays.
Aasiya Sellars provides per diem coverage for Muslim patients. She holds a BA in Islamic Law and Theology from Zaytuna College in Berkeley, CA, in 2019.