Sutter Roseville Medical Center
Gerald L. Jones is a certified ACPE Supervisor and the Director of Chaplain Services at Sutter Roseville Medical Center since June 2002. Gerald is also a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains, which he attained in 2001. He received his Master's of Arts degree from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, focusing on the theological history of American religions. He also serves in various capacities in his church.
Gerald grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. While in seminary at the GTU, he completed his CPE residency at Mt. Diablo Medical Center (now John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus) and later worked for Sutter VNA and Hospice as a hospice chaplain in Concord, CA. After three years of work with the hospice, Gerald came to Sutter Roseville. He began ACPE Supervisory Training with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, in 2003 and became a fully certified ACPE Supervisor in October 2009. His favorite hobby is spending time with his wife and four sons.
Lynne Gilbertson is a native of Sacramento. After working for 26 years with the Sacramento School District, she was introduced to Chaplaincy. Lynne completed a residency year of Clinical Pastoral Education at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento in 1993. She received her Bachelor's degree in 2003 from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana and her Masters' of Divinity in 2007 from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA. Lynne began volunteering at Sutter Roseville in 1999 and was brought on as full-time in the fall of 2007. Aside from her work in the hospital, Lynne is a trained Spiritual Director and is active in her local church community.
Christina Baxter is an ordained Interfaith Minister through the Chaplaincy Institute and received her Master's in Theological Studies from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. She completed her CPE residency at UC Davis Medical Center and has been with Sutter Roseville since December, 2009.
David Faudree is an Associate Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. He grew up in Northern California. Upon graduation from high school, he moved to attend Sacramento State University, specializing in Human Resources. After traveling around Eastern Europe and the Pacific Northwest, he relocated to the North Bay above San Francisco. A few years passed, he and his family moved to Pasadena California so he could attend seminary. Clinical Pastoral Education at Huntington Memorial Hospital was part of his graduate program. David graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with a MA in Theology in 2001. He went on to complete 3 units of CPE at Sutter Roseville in 2012. He has been with Sutter Roseville since August 2012. David attends Bridgeway Church in Rocklin, CA with hiswife and 4 children.
Dennis Nichols has been a per-diem staff chaplain since 2010. He also chairs the Pastoral Ministry Program at William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA. Dennis has pastored churches in throughout California for over 20 years and served 28 years in the California Air National Guard as a Chaplain and retired in June 2013. Dennis participated in Clinical Pastoral Education at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (2 Units) and Sutter Roseville Medical Center (2 units). He is currently enrolled in a Doctoral program at Brandman University. In his spare time, Dennis enjoys anything outdoors and spending time with his wife of 35 years as well as his 2 daughters and grandchild.
Walt Hammonds has been a per-diem staff chaplain since 2011. He is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and is an ordained pastor with the Southern Baptist Convention. Walt completed his four units of CPE at Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
Associate Chaplains are volunteers that have completed their CPE training and make routine visits with our patients. They are:
- April Dobbs
- Bettye Reynolds
- Julie McQueen
- Kathy Kossick
Chaplain Interns and Residents are students receiving Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training through the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. Sutter Roseville Medical Center may have anywhere from 6 to 12 Chaplain students at any given time providing spiritual care to patients, families and staff. As students, they may be here from 12 hours a week to 24 hours a week depending on the program they are completing.
Many faith traditions have been represented by Sutter Roseville CPE students such as:
- African Methodist Episcopal
- Disciples of Christ
- Christian Evangelical
- Episcopal Church
- Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America
- Evangelical Presbyterian Church
- Independent Christian Church
- North American Baptists
- Presbyterian Church (USA)
- Roman Catholic
- Seventh-Day Adventists
- Southern Baptist
- Unitarian Universalist
- United Church of Christ
- United Methodist
Our On-Call Volunteers are members of the community, both laity and clergy, with an interest in providing spiritual care to individuals in times of crisis. Our volunteers come from numerous faith traditions. With over 20 volunteers, Sutter Roseville has one of the largest volunteer programs of any Chaplaincy department in the Sacramento area. Our volunteers primarily respond to emergency calls after hours. They are a vital part of the SRMC Chaplain team. If you are interested in joining the SRMC On-Call Volunteer program, please visit our volunteer page.