Meet Our Staff
Hospital chaplains, an integral part of the health care team, are available to provide round-the-clock spiritual support to patients, visitors, family members and staff.
- Objective crisis intervention
- Spiritual support
- Liaison services to ministers, rabbis or spiritual leaders on behalf of families
- Leadership for support groups, grief counseling and workshops on a variety of related topics
In addition, our Chaplaincy Department provides clinical pastoral education and seminary field education programs through the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia, Candler School of Theology and Columbia Theological Seminary.
Robert “Bob” Duvall—Director of Chaplaincy
Chaplain Duvall began his career more than 25 years ago and has been the director of chaplaincy since 1987. He is a board-certified chaplain of the Association of Professional Chaplains.
Throughout his career he has developed and facilitated many support groups and workshops. He established Gwinnett Medical Center as the clinical site for education programs with the Chandler School of Theology and the Columbia Theological Seminary.
He can be reached by calling 678-312-4332 or by e-mail at bduvall(at)gwinnettmedicalcenter.org.
Charles “Chuck” Christie, Jr.—Chaplain
Chaplain Christie has served on the chaplaincy staff since 1989 and was recognized as Associate of the Year in 1994. He is a board-certified chaplain of the Association of Professional Chaplains.
He has worked extensively in crisis counseling and support, and he serves as the clinical director of the critical incident stress debriefing team. He also facilitates grief support groups for adults and adolescents.
He can be reached at 678-312-4728 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Cristina Garcia-Alfonso, Ph.D—Chaplain (Gwinnett Medical Center–Duluth)
Chaplain Garcia-Alfonso serves as the chaplain for Gwinnett Medical Center–Duluth. Dr. Garcia-Alfonso has a background in hospice and bereavement counseling.
She can be reached at 678-312-6951 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandra “Sandy” Booth—Chaplain
Chaplain Booth has a background in retirement communities, hospice and bereavement counseling.
She can be reached at 678-312-2312 or by e-mail at sbooth(at)gwinnettmedicalcenter.org.
Margaret "Annette" Slayton—Administrative Assistant
Annette can be reached at 678-312-2510 or by e-mail at mslayton(at)gwinnettmedicalcenter.org.
For more information on our chaplain programs, educational offerings or pastoral education, please call 678-312-4332.
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