Rev. Amy Greene, DMin

Director of the Center for Spiritual Care

Rev. Amy Greene, DMin

Rev. Amy Greene was appointed Director of Spiritual Care in June 2013. Prior to this position she was the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Cleveland Clinic for 6 years. She has a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit. She is ordained and endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists. She and her husband, Thomas Reuter, have two grown sons.

Rev. Robert McGenney, DMin

Director of CPE and Assistant Director of the Center for Spiritual Care

Rev. Robert McGenney, DMin

Rev. Bob McGeeney joined the department in December, 2014, as the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education. Before coming to the Cleveland Clinic he served as the ACPE System Supervisor for the Sisters of Charity Health System for 13 years, and he is a retired Chaplain Major in the USAR. Bob has a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in California and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Washington. He is ordained and endorsed by the American Baptist Churches USA. Bob and his wife, Marge LoPresti, have a combined six adult children and seven grandchildren.

Rabbi James Egolf, DMin, BCJC

ACPE Certified Educator

Rabbi James Egolf, DMin

Jim is an ACPE Certified Educator in the Center for Spiritual Care and provides CPE supervision at main campus and Cleveland Clinic Akron. He grew up in South Alabama and Mississippi. Jim has semicha (ordination) from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and holds a Doctorate of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary. He is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and enjoys playing guitar and cooking. Jim is married to Rebecca and they have two sons.

Rev. Mark Rogers Berry

Administrative Staff Chaplain

Rev. Mark Rogers Berry

Rev. Mark Berry joined the Spiritual Care Department in 2009. A South Carolina native, Mark received his Master of Divinity degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his CPE residency at Grady Hospital in Atlanta and did four years of advanced CPE training at the Cleveland Clinic. Mark's role as Administrative Staff Chaplain involves a combination of administrative leadership, patient care, and special projects. He is an ordained minister endorsed by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Mark and his wife, Elyse, live in Cleveland Heights with their two children and dog, Sherlock.

Rev. Ikwo Umosen, DMin, BCC

Staff Chaplain

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Rev. Ikwo Umosen is the oncology-palliative care staff chaplain. He is a board certified chaplain (APC) and a trained holistic care practitioner. Ikwo has been in pastoral ministry since 1990. Ikwo received his Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. He completed his CPE internship and residency programs at the Cleveland Clinic. An ordained non-denominational minister, Ikwo is endorsed for healthcare chaplaincy by the Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches. His areas of interest include the role of religion, spirituality, and spiritual care at the end-of-life, as well as cultural factors and differences that mediate end-of-life care. Ikwo and his wife, Joyce Thomas, have six children.

Rev. Brent A. Raitz, BCC

Staff Chaplain

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Brent is a board certified (APC) staff chaplain and Healing Services practitioner for the Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. Brent has served in pastoral ministry since 1993 and was a youth pastor for 16 years before changing to the clinical setting. He completed his undergrad in Psychology from Wheaton College in 1995 and his Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2000. Brent is ordained and endorsed through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. After being born in Ethiopia, he grew up outside of Cincinnati in Goshen and moved to Cleveland in 2004. Brent has three beautiful daughters and lives in Brunswick, Ohio. Brent is married to his wife Sharon and they have three beautiful daughters.

Rev. Nancy Lynch, BCC

Staff Chaplain

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Rev. Nancy Lynch is a board certified (APC) staff chaplain for the MICU, the coronary ICU, the heart failure ICU, the Emergency Department, pediatric palliative care, and women's health. Ordained and endorsed by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Nancy is a spiritual director and certified Reiki master. She received her Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati, and she completed her CPE training at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. Prior to arriving at Cleveland Clinic, Nancy served as Director of Spiritual Care for UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s and MacDonald Women’s Hospitals in Cleveland. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys teaching yoga, reading, and spending time with friends and family. She has two adult daughters.

Rev. Mark Oster, BCC

Staff Chaplain

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Rev. Mark Oster is a board certified (APC) staff chaplain for the Neurological Institute, cardiovascular ICUs, and internal medicine. He is also a trained holistic practitioner and a certified Reiki master. Mark was ordained in 1987 and is endorsed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He completed a CPE residency program at the Cleveland Clinic. His ministry experience includes serving several congregations in Ohio and as a chaplain at Parkside Addictions Treatment Center in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to coming to main campus, Mark served 6 years at Cleveland Clinic Hospice as the Spiritual Care and Bereavement Manger. Mark is a life-long runner, having run over 80,000 miles; other interests include keeping up with current music trends, reading, spending time with friends and, living mindfully. Mark and his wife, Ellen, have two adult sons.

Imam Jawad Bayat, MA

ACPE Certified Educator Candidate

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Jawad joined the spiritual care team in September 2017 and is currently an ACPE Certified Educator Candidate. A first generation Afghan American Muslim, he is a graduate of Hartford Seminary's Islamic Chaplaincy program and is ecclesiastically endorsed by the Islamic Society of North America. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in elementary/special education and psychology from the William Paterson University of New Jersey. He has served as both chaplain and imam in community, university, psychiatric, and medical contexts prior to relocating to Cleveland from Northern New Jersey with his wife, Elaha.