Our Spiritual Support Team
Chaplain J. Joseph Hart
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."
Reverend Caroline Stewart
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.
Sister Mary Donohue
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.
Katherine "Kitty" Allen
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.
Toby Friedman and Ruth Wolman
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.
Deacon Kevin Reid
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.
Reverend Frederick Weimert
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.
Fr. James Reusing
Fr. Jim is the Roman Catholic priest chaplain for GBMC, among his other duties in caring for the sick and elderly in our community. Fr. Jim is assigned through the Archdiocese of Baltimore representing 7 parishes in Northern Baltimore County which include Immaculate Conception Church in Towson. The former director of information systems for the Archdiocese of Baltimore has served as pastor in a variety of parishes in our region, including St Timothy Church in Walkersville Maryland and St. Mary’s Church in the Govans community of Baltimore. Father Reusing grew up in St. Clement Mary Hofbauer, Rosedale, and was ordained in 1994. He was the associate pastor of St. Jane Frances de Chantal in Pasadena until becoming director of information systems in 1998. At the end of 1999, he was named associate pastor of St. John, Westminster, before becoming director of pastoral care at Baltimore’s Good Samaritan Hospital in 2000. Prior to becoming a priest, Father Reusing worked for several corporations and was the vice president for sales and marketing at a New Jersey company. Fr. Jim brings many years of pastoral experience to his work here at GBMC.