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Brookwood Baptist Health Chaplaincy Program Leader, Dr. Cecelia A. Walker, Named to Samford University Board of Trustees

Sep 28, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Dr. Cecelia A. Walker, executive director of chaplaincy and clinical pastoral education for Brookwood Baptist Health, has been elected to the Samford University board of trustees. A four-year appointment, Samford’s 40-member board serves as the governing body for the university.

dr-cecelia-walker-director-of-chaplaincy“As a graduate of Samford’s Beeson Divinity School, I am incredibly honored to be able to serve in this capacity and give back to a university that has opened countless doors for me,” stated Walker. “Through this opportunity, I look forward to being a part of helping to further the university’s mission to nurture persons in their development, intellect, creativity, faith and personhood.”

Walker also serves as an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) certified educator for a parish-based CPE program at the Morning Pilgrim Baptist Church in Montgomery and as an associate minister at Birmingham’s Greater Shiloh Baptist Church.

Walker previously served as a member of Samford’s Board of Overseers. She is also the national certification chair for the Association for Clinical Pastoral Educators.

Of her appointment, Brookwood Baptist Health CEO, Tim Puthoff, stated, “Dr. Walker is an integral part of our organization and her selfless service, character and integrity are exemplified daily. Her selection to Samford’s board of trustees further demonstrates her servant leadership.”

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