Clinical Chaplain - Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
-- Helen Keller
“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.” -Stephen Covey
“We do not exist for ourselves.” – Thomas Merton
" A merry heart does good, like medicine." Proverbs 17:22
Amy Johnson began her clinical pastoral education in 2004 at MCV Hospital/VCU Health System, Richmond, Virginia. Upon completion of the program, she stayed on as a per-diem chaplain until 2007. During this time she also served some as a parish pastor. In 2007, Amy and her husband moved to this area and she began a year chaplain residency at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, a level one trauma and tertiary care center. As part of this residency, she spent some time at Sentara Leigh Hospital. Upon completion of the residency, she worked part-time as an associate chaplain for Sentara and The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, and in spring of 2010, became full-time staff chaplain at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, focusing on the areas of surgery, trauma, and oncology. She is actively seeking ordination in The United Methodist Church, and is endorsed for hospital chaplaincy by The United Methodist Church. Amy is a candidate for becoming a board certified chaplain of the Association of Professional Chaplains. She graduated from Union Theological Seminary in 2005, with a Master of Divinity degree.
Amy is involved with the Critical Incident Stress Management Team, and the Ethics Committee. She is a Family Communication Coordinator for the hospital on Life Net cases. She serves as a Living Donor Advocate. She is dedicated and passionate about the ministry of the chaplain, not only with patients and their families, but also with the staff.
Chaplain Amy Johnson
Sentara Southside Hospitals
600 Gresham Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23507