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Mary M. Wrye
Good afternoon folks,
I am Mary Wrye. I am the Chaplain in a small community hospital in western KY. I have been a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist (first 8 years of my career), then got my MDiv and was on church staffs for 16 years. I got really tired of the underbelly of the church and I was given the opportunity to do a CPE Residency. I have been at this hospital for 15 1/2 years. While I love my work, the people I work with, and the place I work… I am the ONLY Chaplain. I get 3 weekends a month off (meaning I am on call every week night and a weekend a month). There have been times (like this last month) where I am called back to work multiple times during the week and some back to back (late Thursday night and EARLY Friday morning) with really tough calls to the Emergency Department. I am not doing a really good job of taking down time and I’m getting tired.
So with that being said – I think this course is going to be for ME as I learn to help others do what I need to do. I look forward to learning from y’all.