The Reverend Matthew Rhodes -- UMCP
Rev. Rhodes is a Minister of Word and Sacrament in
the Presbyterian Church (USA) and holds a BA from Davidson College, a Masters
of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is working on a Doctorate
of Psychology in Clinical Pastoral Supervision through the Institute for
Psychodynamic Pastoral Supervision. He has completed 8 units of basic CPE in
addition to Supervisory Education. Currently, he is a Supervisory Candidate in
the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Additionally, Matt has
extensive experience in multi-faith and ethnically diverse faith communities
through his work with L'Arche.
With PHCS, he serves as the Director of Religious
Ministries, as a Co-Chair and Lead Consultant for the Bio-Medical Ethics
Committee, as a supervisor to CPE students, as Chair of the Employee Benevolent
Fund, as a member of the Institutional Review Board, as an occasional lecturer
for pastoral theology and medical ethics courses at Princeton Theological
Seminary, as a preacher at local congregations, and as a chaplain to patients,
family and staff at University Medical Center of Princeton. He also serves as Co-Chair on the Committee
for Preparation for Ministry in the Presbytery of New Brunswick.
The Reverend Cheryl Regis -- Princeton House
Rev. Cheryl Regis is a graduate of Princeton
Theological Seminary, and began her work at PHCS as a student doing one of her
field education experiences there. After graduation, Cheryl became a full-time
chaplain with the PHCS Hospice program before becoming the Princeton House
Behavioral Health Chaplain in July of 2007. She also serves as a chaplain at
UMCP. While at Princeton Hospice, she became a Certified Bereavement
Facilitator through the American Academy of Bereavement. Cheryl is ordained as
a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is
affiliated with Plainsboro Presbyterian Church where she worships and participates
in the congregation.
The Reverend Amy Fairbanks Seat -- Hospice
Rev. Amy Seat is an ordained minister in the United
Church of Christ (UCC) and holds a Masters of Divinity from Princeton
Theological Seminary. She completed 5 units of Clinical Pastoral
Education (CPE) at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO, where she
provided spiritual care to a diverse population on the Medical Intensive Care
Unit and General Medicine floor. Prior to her CPE residency in St. Louis, Amy
served a congregation in Clayton, MO for three years as the Minister to Youth,
Children and Families. Additionally, Amy has worked in prison ministry, campus
ministry, and has extensive work with adult with mental illness.
With hospice, Amy participates in patient care
planning as part of the inter-disciplinary team, as a pastoral care provider,
and as a facilitator of bereavement groups. Additionally, Amy supervises
seminary interns in the field education program, coordinates community
education programs for the department and serves on the Bio-Medical Ethics
Committee at UMCP.
Rabbi Robert Freedman -- UMCP
Bob Freedman is ordained as both a cantor and a rabbi. He has served
congregations as both over the past 35 years in Princeton, Manchester, Vermont,
and currently at Society Hill Synagogue in Philadelphia. In 1996, he became the
first Jewish chaplain for the Princeton Medical Center and served until 2000,
returning to the position in May of 2013. Ministering mainly to the Jewish
patients at the hospital, he also visits patients at Princeton House Behavioral
Health and those in PHCS hospice care throughout the area. Rabbi Freedman
visits patients on Monday and Thursday afternoons.
Having grown up in India, Bhuvana has Hindu roots
even as she attended Catholic school growing up. With a diverse range of
corporate and non-profit work, Bhuvana is a Yoga instructor and brings deep
purpose, peace, and kindness to her role in the Chaplaincy Department.
Coordinating Diocesan Priests
Employed by the Diocese of Metuchen, our priests
are available 7 days a week in order to provide sacramental coverage to our
Catholic patients. Their regular rounding schedule is:
Father Ignatius Okoroji - UMCP - Monday, Tuesday,
Akkanath-Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Additionally, Eucharistic Ministers from St. Paul's
in Princeton are available 6 days a week to provide Holy Communion.