Maria Mugweru, JD, MDiv

is a Postdoctoral Associate with the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School.  Her focus is on increasing Advance Care Planning awareness and access between the University and Durham’s faith community.  Prior to joining Duke Divinity, Maria worked as a hospice chaplain for several years in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after doing her Clinical […]

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Margaret Frothingham, RN, MCM

is the Assistant Director of TMC Spiritual Formation.  Trained as a nurse and a spiritual director, Margaret has worked in areas of hospice, rural community health in Haiti, pediatrics and oncology.  She earned a masters in church ministry which incorporated classes in theology, scripture, ethics, and pastoral care.  She recently retired from 15 years as […]

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Heather Plonk, MDiv, BCC

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is the Program Coordinator for the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative. She has worked in educational and healthcare settings for the past fifteen years, serving most recently as a Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplain in Pennsylvania.  Heather is a Board Certified Chaplain who holds a Master of Divinity from Regent College (Vancouver, BC) and a […]

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Danielle Stulac, PhD

is the Program Director for the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative. She has worked in academic settings for over fifteen years as a writer, editor, teacher, and adjunct professor. Danielle has a PhD in English literature from UC Santa Barbara, an MTS from Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth […]

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Rachel Meyer

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is the Community Engagement Director for the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative.  She has 16 years of experience in domestic and international health research, study management, and program development.  She first joined Duke Divinity School in 2012, working with the Clergy Health Initiative first as a project coordinator and later as director of program director […]

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Carl Weisner

is a strategist for the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative. Weisner has worked at the intersection of theology and health for Duke Divinity School since 2008, when he joined the staff as Managing Director of the Institute on Care at the End of Life. While now serving as the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance […]

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