Meet the Team

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A. Mark Bradley, DMin, BCC, is an ACPE Certified Educator and has been a staff member at Northwestern Memorial Hospital since 2014. In January 2017, Rev. Dr. Bradley became manager of Spiritual Care and Education.

Before coming to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rev. Dr. Bradley worked in the health outreach program at The Night Ministry of Chicago for 15 years. Prior to that, he served as a hospital chaplain at three different hospitals in the Chicago metro area.

Rev. Dr. Bradley attended Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, completing his Master of Divinity in 1994. He came to Chicago to study in the urban ministry program called SCUPE. In June 1999, he graduated with a Doctor of Ministry from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He was a resident at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, and completed his CPE supervisory training at Rush University Medical Center. Rev. Dr. Bradley was ordained in August 1996 by Grace Baptist Church as a minister of the Metro Chicago region of the American Baptist Churches, USA. He is a board-certified chaplain of the Association of Professional Chaplains.

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Rev. Jo Brenneman-Fullwood is an ACPE Certified Educator and has been a staff member at NMH since 2022. Before joining Northwestern, Jo’s path in bi-vocational ministry started in the rural plains of Georgia. Where she served as a pastor, cofounded and led an outreach ministry for at risk teens, and managed a private practice provided music therapy for the tri-county area of central Georgia. With the support of her church, she made pilgrimages to Dallas, Texas, to attend Dallas Theological Seminary to obtain an M.A. in Christian Education in 2011. Meanwhile, Jo provided pastoral care for the members of Fellowship Bible Church Dallas (FBCD). Upon completing her degree and providing pastoral care for FBCD, Jo responded to the call of her youth to become a professional chaplain. She immediately attended and graduated with an M.Div. from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014, and began a 2 year residency at Parkland Hospital. Rev. Brenneman-Fullwood is endorsed and ordained as a pastor by Fellowship Bible Church Dallas and has provided spiritual care for over ten years. She is a member of First Mennonite Church of Champaign Urbana, a member of Federation of Christian Ministries, and involved with many other organizations that support the call of chaplaincy. Outside work, she enjoys reading, baking pastries, playing adventure games like Legends of Zelda, and seasonal camping with friends and family. She and her spouse, Dr. Laura Brenneman-Fullwood share the same calling and serve those seeking to experience the transformative learning process that CPE offers. Together they are the proud fur parents of a rambunctious cat named Puff, who keeps them alert by running full speed at odd times throughout the house. They recently adopted an eight-year-old rescue pup named Honey, whose sweetness keeps Puff at bay.

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Susan Curran is the program administrator for Spiritual Care and Education. She is a lifelong Catholic and Chicagoan.

Curran is instrumental in guiding students through the application and interview processes, and a go-to resource for just about everything else once they arrive.

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Michael Washington, PhD, BCC, is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church and an Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)-Certified Educator. A board-certified chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains, Rev. Washington served as an associate pastor at New Community Covenant Church from 2006 to 2017 and at Sweet Holy Spirit Church from 2001 to 2006.

Rev. Washington completed his clinical pastoral education (CPE) units while serving congregations, the first unit being at Urban CPE as an extended student and the three-unit residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After residency, he completed supervisory education at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from September 2015 to November 2017.

Rev. Washington has taught at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, North Park Theological Seminary and Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology. He earned a doctorate in pastoral theology, personality and culture and a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts from Wheaton College, and a Bachelor of Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has two sons whom he considers to be his primary students and his best educators.

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Gary S. Wilson, MA, MAPC, LCPC, is an ACPE Certified Educator who joined Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 2017 and became manager of Spiritual Care for Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in 2021.

In addition to his clinical chaplaincy training, Wilson served on staff as an oncology chaplain and instructor in the College of Health Sciences at Rush University. During his final two years at Rush, Wilson’s clinical role was as a mindfulness training Instructor with the Center for Veterans and Their Families at Rush. In this role, he provided resiliency training in a three-week long Intensive Outpatient Program for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Wilson is lay ordained as a Zen Buddhist and holds licensure as a clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois. He has completed professional teacher training in mindfulness through the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. He holds graduate degrees from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in depth psychology and from Loyola University Chicago in pastoral counseling.