Clinical Supervisor & Director of Spiritual Care at Kaiser Permanente
David Roth, Ph.D, is a board-certified clinical chaplain and diplomate in pastoral supervision. He is director of Spiritual Care and on-site CPE supervisor at Kaiser Permanente (Napa-Solano) and responsible for launching the Kaiser CPE program in the Sacramento Valley. He is a nationally known leader in the field of clinical chaplaincy.
David holds a BA in socio-cultural anthropology from Temple University, an MA in religious studies from Providence College, a graduate diploma in spirituality, as well as a licentiate and a PhD in theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.
He completed a one-year clinical residency in pastoral care at Lehigh Valley Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center affiliated with the Penn State University School of Medicine, a year-long traineeship in sex and relationship therapy at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and a fellowship in psychoanalysis at the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute (now the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with NYU School of Medicine).
With over thirty years’ experience in ministry, David has been a professor of spirituality, pastoral ministry and applied ethics in the graduate schools of several colleges and universities. He is the co-founder of the annual National Clinical Training Seminar-West and was formerly convener of the Nautilus Pacific Chapter of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP). David serves on the Governing Council of CPSP as a member of the Chapter of Diplomates, and he is a member of the board of directors of Grex, the West Coast affiliate of the AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems. In 1989 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.
David serves as general editor for the Boisen Books Project (BoisenBooks.com) which is publishing new editions of the major works of Anton T. Boisen, founder of the clinical pastoral care movement. At the 2015 CPSP Plenary gathering in Chicago, he curated the first-ever exhibit of primary source materials from the Boisen Archives.
David has worked internationally in a wide variety of settings, bridging cultural, ethnic, racial and faith group boundaries, and among socially marginalized populations and sexual minorities. In 2014, David and his wife Asha Allen, a social worker, launched Mission San Pedro, working with elderly Tzutujil Maya widows in Guatemala to improve their quality of life through improved nutrition and basic health services. David is an ordained member of the Francis of Assisi Eucharistic Community in Gilbert, Arizona.
Supervisors-in-Training and Clinical Chaplains
Ed Luckett, MDiv, MEd, is the staff chaplain at Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center, a Level II trauma center, and a CPE supervisor-in-training. Formerly, he was the hospice and palliative care chaplain for Kaiser Permanente in the Napa-Solano service area and for a year from 2016-17 Ed served as interim director of Spiritual Care. He is a CPSP board certified clinical chaplain (BCCC), and a clinical fellow in hospice and palliative care (BCHPC).
Ed received his BS degree from the US Military Academy at West Point, his MDiv degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a master of education from Claremont Graduate University. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister of more than 30 years and retired as an Air Force lieutenant colonel after a distinguished career as a military chaplain.
Wade Wroten, ThM, is the manager of the Spiritual Care department at Sacramento Kaiser Medical Center. As supervisor-in-training (SIT) he supervises the Sacramento-Roseville CPE program. Wade is a board-certified clinical chaplain (BCCC), and a clinical fellow in hospice and palliative care (BCHPC). He was formerly hospice chaplain for Kaiser Vallejo Hospice serving Napa and Solano Counties and a staff chaplain at Kaiser Medical Center in Vacaville, California, a Level II trauma center.
Wade received his ThM degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is an ordained Baptist minister with nearly 25 years of pastoral experience. Formerly a member of the Sacramento chapter of CPSP, he is the founding and present Convener of the Vallejo Chapter.
Consulting Diplomate Supervisors
Raymond has been a clinical pastoral supervisor and psychotherapist since 1969 in general hospital and psychiatric institutions. For 15 years, until 2007, he was Director of Pastoral Care at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the teaching hospital of Columbia and Cornell Universities. He has directed clinical pastoral education programs at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, Georgia, New York Methodist Hospital, Roanoke (VA) Mental Health Center, Episcopal Health Services of Long Island, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.
He holds a B.A. from Boston University, M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary (Richmond), an S.T.M from University of the South, and the D.Min. degree from New York Theological Seminary.
Raymond has written and published extensively in the area of pastoral psychotherapy and social ethics. He is the author of Nine Clinical Cases: The Soul of Pastoral Care and Counseling (2015), The Poisoning of Eros: Sexual Values in Conflict (1989), and Sexual Liberation: The Scandal of Christendom (2007). His forthcoming book is on the famous Bubble Boy case where he was the chaplain. He has contributed chapters to various collections of essays and has published in many journals including The Annals of Behavioral Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Journal of Religion and Health, Christianity and Crisis, The Christian Century, Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling. His opinion pieces have appeared in many major U.S. newspapers, including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, San Francisco Examiner, Los Angeles Times, and others, and appear frequently on counterpunch.com.
Dr. Lawrence has been a minister for more than 50 years, first as a Methodist and later as an Episcopalian. He serves as Training Supervisor in Clinical Pastoral Care.
The Reverend Dr. William C. Scar, DMin, is founding diplomate in pastoral psychotherapy of the Nautilus Pacific Chapter and the past president (2015-17) of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.
Bill is a diplomate of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, a clinical member and approved supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a clinical chaplain and pastoral psychotherapist certified by CPSP.
He received his BA from Kenyon College and studied graduate-level psychology at St. Louis University and the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry degree in pastoral counseling from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. He completed the Pastoral Care and Counseling Training Program in the Division of Religion and Psychiatry, as well as the two-year Marriage and Family Therapy Training Program for Community Practitioners, at The Menninger Foundation and Clinic.
From 1994 through 2015, Bill was Director of The Good Samaritan Counseling Center, sponsored by the South Coast Interfaith Council, in Southern California.