Rev. Kay Korpics, MDiv, BCC is the staff chaplain in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and the Emergency Center (EC) at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Before becoming an ordained minister & chaplain, Kay spent 33 years as an IT professional, earning a BS in Computer Information Management from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL. She became a commissioned minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where she bi-vocationally served as an Associate and Senior Pastor of several Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregations in Jacksonville, FL. She completed her Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK, in 2018 and was ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination later that year. Kay has returned to Phillips Theological Seminary, working on her Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree.
Kay completed Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as a Chaplain Intern and then Chaplain Resident at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL. While there, she also obtained the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Palliative Care Resource Professional (PCRP) Certification. Before joining JHACH, she worked at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) & Janet Weis Children’s Hospital (JWCH) in Danville, PA, as the Pediatric Staff Chaplain supporting the PICU, NICU, Pediatric Med/Surg, Pediatric, Oncology, Labor & Delivery, and Emergency Departments. While at GMC/JWCH, Kay became certified as a Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) Bereavement Training Coordinator. Since joining JHACH, Kay has become a Palliative Care Champion, an ELNEC presenter, an RN Residency Program Self Care Facilitator, and a JHACH Donation Advisory Council member.
Kay met the standards required by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) and became a Board Certified Chaplain in 2020. She is also a member of the Pediatric Chaplains Network (PCN), the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).