Chaplain Services at Health Central Hospital
Health Central Hospital chaplains go through a rigorous preparation process that includes theological education from an accredited seminary, four units of clinical pastoral education involving 1,600 hours of clinical training and ministry, as well as specialized training in bereavement, grief and death. Our chaplains are passionate about providing holistic care to Health Central Hospital patients and families. The pastoral team includes professional ministers and chaplains who are clinically trained to provide universal and interfaith support to all persons. We work closely with the multidisciplinary hospital team in extending care, compassion and respect for the human experience. Chaplains are dedicated to providing excellence in patient care, including meeting the spiritual and emotional needs of everyone.
Call a Health Central Hospital Chaplain:
- When you desire prayer or pastoral conversation, or specifically ask to see a chaplain.
- When you or your family desire communion, baptism, sacrament of the sick, or anointing.
- When you desire a better understanding of your relationship with God, or a need of spiritual guidance and direction.
- When you are wrestling with issues such as unresolved grief, lack of faith, inability to pray, a sense of being abandoned by God, or experience loss of hope or meaning to life.
The chapel is located on the second floor and always open and available to anyone seeking a place for silent prayer and meditation.
The Pastoral Care team provides services to all who seek growth and healing of mind, body and spirit through a spiritual presence of faith, hope, and love.
The team is available for you or your loved one:
- to be a therapeutic presence and provide pastoral support.
- to offer support for grief, loss, or bereavement.
- to guide patients, family or friends to inner peace and strength.
- for reflective conversation during moments of anxiety or depression.
- to be present during crisis moments.
- to participate in clinical rounds and case reviews.
- to integrate pastoral care into overall patient care plan.
- to assist patients in accessing their faith community or spiritual leader.
- to collaborate with community clergy and to assure availability of sacramental services for all spiritual traditions.
- to provide diverse devotional material and sacred texts.
- to offer education programs for the community.
Meet the Chaplains
Chaplain Scott A. Fleming, MDiv, BCCC, CPC
Pastoral Care Supervisor
Pastoral Care Supervisor, Scott A. Fleming, has been a chaplain at Health Central Hospital for nearly a decade. A life-long resident of Winter Garden, Chaplain Fleming is trusted and well-respected by the residents and clergy of the West Orange community. His congregational experience includes ministry as supply pastor, youth minister and associate pastor. He also provides clinical supervision to those pursuing a vocation in pastoral counseling.
Chaplain Fleming is a board certified clinical chaplain and pastoral counselor within the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, and has been certified as a crisis chaplain by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. In addition, Chaplain Fleming is a member of the Association for Professional Chaplains, American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the International Association of Trauma Professionals, and many other professional organizations.
A scholar of pastoral theology, Chaplain Fleming believes it is a vital discipline within clinical chaplaincy. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from The Baptist College of Florida and Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has completed four units (1,600 hours) of clinical pastoral training within trauma centers, community hospitals, and the parish setting. He is an adjunct instructor of theological education and serves as chairman of Health Central Hospital's Bioethics Committee. He has received extensive experience and training in trauma, disaster spiritual care, and crisis intervention and management.
Chaplain Angel Torres, PhD, BCCC, CPC
Chaplain Angel Torres was born in New York City. A board certified clinical chaplain through the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, he represents the third generation of ministers from his family. Chaplain Torres got his start in the ministry at a very early age, having worked as a youth pastor, pastor, pastoral counselor, and in the music ministry for the majority of his life. He has served as a chaplain for law enforcement and hospitals for the last 30 years, and has worked with the Orange County Youth and Family Services as a senior counselor who assisted families with child safety issues. Committed to the education of others, he has also served as an associate professor. Chaplain Torres attained his theological education from Florida Theological Seminary and has completed four units (1,600 hours) of Clinical Pastoral Education.
Chaplain Missouri McPhee, DMin, BCCC, CT
Chaplain Missouri McPhee is an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church). She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Florida A & M University, two master's degrees (MACE/MDiv) from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and her Doctor of Ministry degree at the Florida Center for Theological Studies, Miami, Florida. Chaplain McPhee also earned a Doctor of Hebrew Literature from Sinai University, Jerusalem, Israel. Missouri is board certified by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. Chaplain McPhee is Health Central Hospital's resident thanatologist and is certified as a thanatologist with the American Death Education and Counseling Association.
Benjamin Kinney, M.Div., Ph.D.
Chaplain Benjamin Kinney was born in Phoenix, Arizona raised in Aurora, Colorado. He attended Hardin Simons University in Abilene, Texas and completed his undergraduate degree in business and professional communication. He subsequently attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned his Masters of Divinity. Soon afterward, Chaplain Kinney began pastoring churches in locations including Keobuk, Iowa and Blaine Tennessee. After seven years in the pastorate, he embarked on his doctoral studies at Tennessee Temple University. On completing is doctorate degree in leadership in 2011, he began his clinical study for chaplaincy, training at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, a 460 bed level one trauma center. There, he focused his training on medical critical care as well as trauma care, supporting patients and families through a wide variety of cases and situations. In his off-time, Chaplain Kinney enjoys spending time with his wife, Lynn and two children Erin and Jeremy.
To contact Health Central Hospital's chaplain services, please call 407.296.1815