Dec 8, 2020
Welcome to episode 86! In this episode, I have the honor of interviewing the Most Reverend Cathy Chalmers.
Bishop Cathy is a bishop in the Ascension Alliance/Community of Ascensionists, and a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) under the auspices of the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC/BCCI). She works full time as a professional healthcare chaplain (both hospice and hospital chaplaincy), currently with the inpatient Palliative Care consult service at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, and serves as Director of Chaplaincy for the Ascension Alliance. Bishop Cathy also serves as a member of the Interfaith clergy staff at Unity in Lynnwood, Washington, in liturgical and teaching roles. She holds Master of Divinity degrees from Vanderbilt Divinity School (with Honors) and the Ascension Alliance's seminary, Ascension Theological College, where she now serves as faculty. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Florida State University and a Diploma in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston (summa cum laude). Prior to entering the ministry, Cathy had a lengthy career as a professional scientist and has also worked in the music industry professionally as a performing and recording musician. She has spent time over many years as a volunteer political activist for the LGBTQ community.