Chaplain Babs is an Episcopal Priest who has served in the San Diego Diocese as a member of the Bishop’s Advocacy Committee with a focus on outreach to local military personnel and families, the Cursillo Secretariat, and the Disciplinary Committee. She also assists at Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church and has recently been a volunteer chaplain at the Navy Consolidated Brig Miramar, a coed prison for active duty military men and women. She worked many years in healthcare chaplaincy, primarily in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and was the Director of the Chaplain Service at the VA San Diego Healthcare System when she retired in 2007. Her career in healthcare included specializations in Spinal Cord Injury, Rehabilitation Medicine, Medical Ethics, and End of Life and Spiritual Care. She was trained in Critical Incident Stress Management, and was called with other chaplains to New York in September 2001 as a member of the Episcopal Church’s 100 Days Support Mission helping congregations dealing with unusual grief and stress.
Babs has been our Chaplain in since 2014. She has become very dear to us in the spiritual growth of our chapter. She serves us as the Sunshine committee Chairperson. If you know of a member or veteran in need of our support please let her know.