Penn State Hershey names new director of Pastoral Services

The Rev. Elizabeth W. Martin is the new director of Pastoral Services and manager of Clinical Pastoral Education Programs at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Martin is a dually ordained Baptist and United Methodist minister who has supervised chaplaincy training programs for 18 years.

Previously, she supervised programs at Lancaster General Hospital, Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. In addition to pastoral supervision, Martin’s professional experience includes acute-care hospital chaplaincy, hospice chaplaincy, and congregational ministry. She is a certified counselor with Resolve through Sharing, a grief support program for parents who have lost children through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.

Martin holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Theological Seminary. Prior to entering the ministry, she was a television news reporter in Lubbock, Texas, and director of news services at Dallas Baptist University.

A daughter of missionaries to South America, she speaks fluent Spanish. She lived in Uruguay, Peru and Venezuela. She, her husband, and two teenage daughters live in Lancaster County.

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Last Updated October 25, 2012