Transforming Chaplaincy’s ongoing supervision comes from its two directors and from representatives of our partner organizations on the Joint Research Council. These practitioners, scholars, and administrators span chaplaincy disciplines in multiple healthcare settings, research institutions, and educational programs. By drawing together leaders in chaplaincy from around the world and numerous healthcare settings, Transforming Chaplaincy is a truly collaborative initiative that seeks to address the needs and concerns of the entire spectrum of spiritual care.

  • George FitchettGeorge Fitchett, DMin, PhD, BCC
    George Fitchett, DMin, PhD, BCC, Project Co-Principal Investigator, is Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago Illinois.
  • Wendy CadgeWendy Cadge, PhD
    Wendy Cadge, PhD, is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts where she teaches and writes about the intersections of religion and health care.
  • Kathy LyndesKathryn Lyndes, PhD, MDiv, MSW
    Kathy comes to the Transforming Chaplaincy project with experience as an administrator, educator, and researcher. Her social work experiences in the fields of juvenile justice and domestic violence led her to CPE training and seminary where her doctoral work focused on the intersections between psychology and theology.
  • Michael SkaggsMichael Skaggs, PhD
    Michael began serving Transforming Chaplaincy from his experience working with seaport chaplains in North America. He is also a researcher for the Louisville Institute-supported project "Congregation-Port Connections: Case Studies of Port Chaplaincy in the US and Canada," working with Wendy Cadge of Brandeis University and Jason Zuidema of the North American Maritime Ministry Association.