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      Lindsay Spencer
      Keymaster
      @LindsaySpencer

      Welcome to the course. Please introduce yourself!

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      Mark Pedersen
      Participant
      @markpedersen

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    • #4846

      Trish Matthews
      Moderator
      @TrishMatthews

      Mark,  I am also in Texas.  What is Grand Saline close to?  I hear such good things about Brite!  And your two CPE units sound interesting due to the places.  Look forward to getting to “know” you in this class.

      Trish

    • #4848

      Deanna Stringer
      Participant
      @dstringer

      Hi.

      I am Deanna Stringer. I started this course last year but never finished it. I have just been hired as a hospice chaplain about 3 weeks ago and it is only about 5 miles from my home. I am a mom of 6. 4 grown children, 3 grandsons and 1 on the way in Sept. We adopted our 2 godchildren this past Dec. and it has been a real adventure. I am excited to step back into chaplaincy professionally again and not just as a volunteer. My next step is to start to look at the paperwork to get my BBC and work toward specialty certification in hospice and palliative care so this course is a beginning step in that direction for me.

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