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Chaplain Staff

Shay Greene, M.Div., BCC

Shay Greene, MDiv, BCC

Department Director

Shay Greene attended Converse College and earned a B.A. in Religion with a Biology minor in 1989. She earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1993. Shay was ordained in 1993 in Fort Worth, Texas. After seminary, she completed two Clinical Pastoral Education residencies, one at Duke University Medical Center and a second-year residency at UNC Hospitals. Shay served as the Pediatric Chaplain at UNC Medical Center from July 1997 through November 2007. Shay’s clinical areas of interest were Pediatric Intensive Care and Pediatric Oncology. She became the Director of the Department of Pastoral Care in December 2008. Shay is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains.

James Adams, MDiv, BCC

Palliative Care Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator

James Adams serves as the Chaplain for the Palliative Care Program and Bereavement Coordinator. James is and Anglican Priest and endorsed by the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy within the Anglican Church in North America. He is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. He earned his B.A. in Theology and the Humanities from The University of Mobile in 2008 and received his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013. He also completed a Master of Arts in Church History at The Catholic University of America in 2017. James has experience in providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and families with severe and life-limiting illness in pediatric, palliative care, and hospice settings. At UNC Hospitals, James supports patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses and decision-making as part of the Palliative Care Program as well as supporting families following the death of a loved one through Bereavement Support Services. He also supports clinicians in integrating spirituality into their professional practice through reflective practices and education.

Steven Chewning, M.Div., BCC

Steven Chewning, MDiv, BCC

Oncology Chaplain

Rev. Steven Chewning earned degrees in Religious Studies and Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Campbell University Divinity School. Steven is an ordained Baptist minister, he is endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Prior to joining UNC Health Care, Steven worked as a hospice chaplain with FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care in Pinehurst, NC. In his current role, Steven provides emotional and spiritual support to patients, families, and staff at the NC Cancer Hospital. Steven’s areas of interest include end-of-life care, contemplative spiritual practices, and oncology support.


Tammerie Day, PhD, MDiv, ACPE Associate Certified Educator

Tammerie Day, PhD, MDiv, ACPE Certified Educator

Associate Director for Clinical Pastoral Education

Rev. Dr. Tammerie Day is Associate Director of Clinical Pastoral Education at UNC Hospitals and an ACPE Certified Educator. Tammerie is recognized and endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists and serves on their Board of Directors. Tammerie earned an M.Div. degree from Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth while pastoring a new church start, then completed a Ph.D. in theology from Southern Methodist University. Tammerie has taught theology and religious studies in congregational, university and seminary settings, authored several books and numerous articles, leads spiritual retreats, and is a frequent presenter on various aspects of spiritual care at state and national professional gatherings. Tammerie entered the UNC Hospitals Department of Pastoral Care in 2014 to undertake supervisory training and joined the staff full-time in 2017. Particular interests include trauma-informed care and caregiver and organizational resilience.

Robert Randy Hall, DMin, ACPE Certified EducatorRobert Randy Hall, DMin, ACPE Certified Educator

Associate Director for Clinical Pastoral Education

Rev. Dr. Robert Randy Hall is an ACPE Certified Educator and an ordained Baptist minister. He is endorsed by, and is a “Recognized Clergy” in, the Alliance of Baptists. Randy‘s Doctor of Ministry degree was completed in 2007 through Graduate Theological Foundation. He received his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1987 and completed his undergraduate degree from Furman University in 1984. He completed his supervisory education at Alamance Regional Medical Center (ARMC) in Burlington, NC. After completion of his supervisory education, and as an ACPE Associate Supervisor (2008), he became the Director of CPE in the Pastoral Care and Counseling Department at ARMC (2009). He was granted ACPE Supervisor in 2010 and stayed at ARMC until August of 2013. He immediately entered the Pastoral Care Department at UNC Hospitals as contract supervisor and became a full-time member of the staff in December of 2013. Randy is currently the Chair of the ACPE Accreditation Commission.

Stuart Harrell, MDiv, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator

Stuart Harrell, MDiv, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator

Associate Director for Clinical Pastoral Education, Hillsborough Campus

Rev. Stuart Harrell is an ACPE Certified Educator and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Stuart completed a B.A. in Studio Art at Davidson College and a Master of Divinity Degree at Duke University Divinity School. He completed his supervisory training at Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, NC. Prior to joining UNC Health Care, Stuart established a program of CPE at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC. Stuart serves as the Associate Director for the Hillsborough Campus, teaching units of CPE, and creating and maintaining connections to community organizations that serve marginalized populations. Stuart’s teaching interests include exploring the arts as opportunities for reflective practice, pastoral care as the practice of social justice, and the intersection of shame, vulnerability, and vocation with pastoral practice.

Hadley Kifner, MDiv, BCC

Hadley Kifner, MDiv, BCC

Pediatric Chaplain

Hadley Kifner earned a degree in English from UNC-Chapel Hill and completed the Master of Divinity degree at Duke University’s Divinity School. She grew up in the United Methodist Church in Laurinburg, NC, and is ordained as a United Church of Christ minister. Before attending seminary, Hadley traveled as a missionary in Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Africa, and edited children’s books in New York City. Prior to joining the Department of Pastoral Care, she served as director of children and family programs in the rural church setting and coordinated community outreach efforts for a hospital hospitality house. Within the N.C. Children’s Hospital, Hadley works with an interdisciplinary team to offer palliative care and supportive services to children and their families. She is also engaged in conversations with clinicians about the importance of making room for spiritual and emotional reflection within professional practice.

Jerry Love, MDiv

Chaplain, Burn Center and Burn Center Adult Aftercare Program Coordinator

Jerry L. Love serves as the Burn Chaplain at UNC Hospitals and Aftercare Coordinator for NC Jaycee Burn Center Aftercare. Jerry earned a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy with a minor in Sociology from Shaw University in 2009. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Campbell University Divinity School in 2015 and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in specialized ministry at Campbell University Divinity School. Jerry is an ordained Baptist minister, endorsed by East Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Association and the American Baptist Churches of the South. Prior to joining the UNC Hospitals Department of Pastoral Care, Jerry served as the Executive Director of Alamance Orange Prison Ministry and Clinical Chaplain for Orange Correctional Center and Morrison Correctional Institute. Jerry was a chaplain intern at UNC Hillsborough Campus in 2016 and Trauma Chaplain Resident at UNC Medical Center in 2017-2018. Jerry is passionate about providing spiritual care to Burn Survivors and their families, and staff support.

Darryl Owens, MDiv, BCC, CT, CPLC

Darryl Owens, MDiv, BCC, CT, CPLC

Women Services Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor

Darryl Owens received his BA degree in Industrial Relations at UNC Chapel Hill and his Masters of Divinity at Duke University. He has served as a Clinical Chaplain at Central Prison in Raleigh, NC. He became a Women’s Services Chaplain/Grief Counselor at UNC Medical Center in February, 2001, where his duties include providing pastoral care and grief counseling to patients, families and staff served by the N.C. Women’s Hospital. He also manages the perinatal bereavement program and leads worship services in the Hospital community. Darryl is certified as a clinical chaplain by the Association for Professional Chaplains (APC), and is a past-president of APC. He is also certified in thanatology by the Association for Death, Education, and Counseling, and in Perinatal Loss Care through the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses. He is a national speaker for RTS Perinatal Bereavement Services, and he serves as an elder at the local church he attends, Christian Faith Center. He also serves on numerous boards locally and nationally.

Andrew Tatum, M.Div., BCCAndrew Tatum, MDiv, BCC

Psychiatric Chaplain

Andrew Tatum serves as the Psychiatric Chaplain at UNC. He attended Campbell University where he earned a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy in 2002. He earned a Master of Divinity from Campbell University Divinity School. During and following his theological training, Andrew served in parish ministry in Baptist, Episcopal, and United Methodist communities. He completed his Clinical Pastoral Education at Rex Hospital and UNC Hospitals. After serving as a chaplain in per diem capacity from 2015-2017, Andrew joined the department of pastoral care in a full-time capacity as the Psychiatric Chaplain in October of 2017. Andrew is a member of the Association of Professional Chaplains, the North Carolina Chaplains' Association, and the Orange County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. His work at UNC centers around proving spiritual and emotional support to patients and families experiencing mental illness and offering supportive presence to the staff caring for them. Andrew understands spiritual care to be the work of journeying with patients, families, and staff in narrating their experience and finding meaning and solace in the midst of life's difficulties and trials. He is passionate about integrating music, poetry, the arts, and meditation into the spiritual care he offers. 

Request a Chaplain Visit

A chaplain is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you or your loved one would like a pastoral visit to for spiritual counsel, emotional support, prayer, or a nonjudgmental presence while you work through a concern or worry, please contact us.

To request a pastoral visit Monday through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., please call our main office at 984-974-4021.

During evenings and weekends, please call the hospital operator at 984-974-4131, indicate your campus (UNC Medical Center, UNC Hillsborough Campus, or UNC WakeBrook) and request that the on-call chaplain be paged.