Director of Spiritual Support Services
Executive Director, GBMC Center for Spiritual Support Training
Chaplain Hart oversees the spiritual and emotional needs of GBMC's patients, families and staff. A board-certified chaplain, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Gerontology and Health Care from Salisbury University, his Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Master of Divinity from St. Mary's Seminary and University. He continued his studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago in Church Interior Design Consultation and most recently studied mind body medicine at Harvard Divinity School. Prior to joining GBMC, Chaplain Hart served in various ministerial capacities throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area, working in various healthcare and teaching ministries.Chaplain Hart is a Clinical Supervisor at Loyola University Maryland, in the MA, MS and Ph.D. programs. He is consultant and advisor at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Clinical Pastoral Education Program. He serves as a member of the Mid Atlantic Region Ethics Committee for Genesis Elder Care and is a board member of the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies (ICJS). He is Clinical Supervisor with the Wesley United Methodist Seminary in Washington DC with students in their process toward ordination, as well he supervises candidates for the permanent diaconate for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore. Joe also serves on the board of the William S. Baird School Partnership for children with special needs."
Faculty, GBMC Center for Spiritual Support Training
Reverend Stewart earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Converse College; Master of Education degree in Counseling from the University of Virginia; Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Care from Loyola University; and Advanced Degree in Anglican Studies from Virginia Theological Seminary. She was ordained as transitional deacon in the Episcopal Church in June 2006 and was ordained as an Episcopal priest in January 2007. She currently serves as Chaplain at Garrison Forest School and Senior Associate Rector at The Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore. She is also a board member for the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies (ICJS) and Samuel Ready School Board and is a member of the GBMC Medical Ethics Committee.
Clinical Supervisor, Center for Spiritual Support Training
Sister Mary Donohue, SND, holds a master's degrees in Early Childhood Education and Theology. She is a board-certified chaplain and a CPE supervisor. She has been a primary grade teacher and spent 20 years as a hospital chaplain, department head and CPE supervisor. More recently she has served as an administrator in her religious community. For the last four years Sister Mary has assisted Chaplain J. Joseph Hart, Director of Spiritual Support Services, with training programs for clergy and laity of all faiths at GBMC.
Kitty earned her bachelors degree in English Writing from Western Maryland College. An employee of GBMC's Spiritual Support Services since July 2003, Kitty previously worked as administrative assistant to the Dean of Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University for more than 16 years.
Representatives, Bikur Cholim
Bikur Cholim (visiting the sick) is a Jewish organization providing encouragement and reassurance to patients and families. At GBMC they provide challah bread, grape juice and candles for Shabbat on a weekly basis.
Pastor, Church of the Immaculate Conception (Towson, MD)
Father Joseph Barr is the Pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Towson Maryland since July 1, 2010. The church serves a Catholic community of 3,200 families, a kindergarten through eighth grade school, and 20 nursing homes, hospitals, continuing care communities and hospices. Fr. Barr continues the over 40 year tradition of serving the sacramental needs of our patients here at GBMC.
Fr. Barr graduated from St. Mary’s Seminary College with a double major in philosophy and psychology. In 1974 he was admitted to the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome where he received a degree in Sacred Theology followed by a year of post graduate studies at the Pontifical Biblicum Institute. He also holds a MA degree in Biblical Studies from the Catholic University of America.
Kevin visits patients on a weekly basis, providing spiritual support and emotional reassurance to Roman Catholic patients. Kevin celebrates the weekly Roman Catholic communion service at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Chapel.
Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church (Towson, MD)
Fred serves as an on-call chaplain and celebrates chapel services on a periodic basis. Fred provides vacation coverage when GBMC's full-time chaplain is out of the office.
Associate Pastor, Church of the Immaculate Conception (Towson, MD)
Fr. Steven Paul Roth is the associate pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson Maryland. Growing up in northeastern Pennsylvania, he attended Catholic grammar and high schools. He then attended the University of Scranton where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Theology with a concentration in Catholic studies. He then continued at the same university earning a master’s degree in Community Counseling with an emphasis in child psychology and psychopharmacology. After graduation, his clinical work focused on childhood behavioral and developmental issues in addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses at the University of Scranton and Marywood University. In May 2012 Steven completed his graduate studies at St. Mary’s and intends to complete his license in Sacred Theology in the next few years which will focus on Liturgy. Fr. Steven shares in providing his pastoral and sacramental presence to our Catholic patients here at GBMC in what is an over 40 year tradition from his church.