A Shared Mission of Healing

Ridenhour and Viverette share in Grand Rounds

Oct 19, 2022 | Grand Rounds

Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 9 am on Zoom
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Please join us on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 at 9 a.m. on the Zoom link below, for our FaithHealth Grand Rounds. Similar to last month, we are very proud to present our newly minted (and about to be minted, in Adam’s case) Drs. Adam Ridenhour and Emily Viverette, sharing about their respective doctoral projects.

Rev. Adam Ridenhour is an ordained minister and endorsed chaplain affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Adam is a graduate of Catawba College (B.A.), Wake Forest University School of Divinity (M.Div.), and Wake Forest University Graduate School (M.A.). He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA), a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) through the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is currently pursuing a D.Min. through Duke Divinity School. Adam serves as Manager of Chaplaincy and Clinical Ministries at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Davie Medical Center, which includes responsibilities in FaithHealth community engagement and CareNet Counseling. Adam plans to graduate with a Doctor of Ministry degree in December 2022.

Adam will be presenting on his dissertation work, entitled, “Beyond Clinical Specificity: A Model of Chaplaincy and Clinical Spiritual Care within the Shifting Paradigm of Population Health.”  His work explores the expanding role of chaplaincy and traditional spiritual care through the lens of population health management and behavioral health in predominantly small, rural medical centers. Additionally, his work explores the formation of FaithHealth within the context and history of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, the role of chaplain managers during the coronavirus pandemic, and future possibilities of evolution and integration beyond Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.

Rev. Dr. Emily Viverette is an ordained minister affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Emily is a graduate of Elon University (B.S.), Vanderbilt Divinity School (M.Div.) and Hood Theological Seminary (D.Min.).  Emily served as the Director of CPE at Alamance Regional Medical Center before joining the faculty at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in 2009.  She is a Certified Educator with ACPE, Inc. and Director of FaithHealth Chaplaincy & Education.

Emily will be presenting on the complementary topic of “Building Bridges: Integrating Community Engagement Skills into Clinical Pastoral Education  at Wake Forest Baptist Health,” which explores the new roles of Chaplain Managers in mostly rural settings and how those roles differ from traditional chaplaincy, are developed, function and are perceived by their non-chaplain hospital colleagues.  These Chaplain Manager roles entail engaging the community in ways that include, but are not limited to, building relationships with clergy, congregations and community organizations who care for people over the course of their entire lives.

Please join us on Oct. 26, 2022 at the link above to learn from and laud our wonderful colleagues on their hard work, to become the newest doctoral level faculty on our team!


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