Meet the Team

Rev. Claire Chuck Bohman, MDiv BCC

Executive Director

In 2012, as a Sojourn Chaplain Intern, Claire fell in love with the General. After several years of volunteer service, they came on board as full time staff in 2015. Claire draws on a professional background in case management and community organizing in their chaplaincy work and holds a deep belief in the personal and collective healing power of social change.

Claire is an Interfaith Minister and a practitioner of Earth based spirituality. They completed a Masters of Divinity program as a Deans Scholar at the Pacific School of Religion with an emphasis on Spiritual Care and Liberation Theology. Claire attended clinical residency at John Muir Health and studied interfaith Ministry with the New Seminary of New York. Claire serves on the ZSFG ethics committee and is a facilitator of Schwartz Center Rounds at the General. Claire is an author in both spiritual and medical publications. Claire is the first openly non binary person endorsed by an earth based spiritual community to receive APC board certification and they are committed to the field of spiritual care being more accessible to religious, cultural and gender minorities.

Rev. Monica Moore
MDiv, MA

Assistant Director

Rev. Monica Moore is an ordained non-denominational Protestant minister whose pastoral career in culturally diverse faith based and hospital settings spans thirty years. Monica uses the influential mediums of love and service, as well as her gift of music and artistic innovation, to inspire and extend hope. She also possesses more than twenty years of administration and management skills which she enthusiastically employs to carry out the mission of Sojourn.  

Monica graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. She completed her chaplain residency at the Bay Area Center for Clinical Pastoral Education at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital where she served as a Schwartz Rounds panelist and provided compassionate spiritual care to patients and families in the Bothin Burn Center and the Gender Institute. She is also certified and experienced in Critical Incident Stress Management debriefing. Monica is currently pursuing a Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of San Francisco.  

Chaplain Carl Magruder, MDiv BCC

Palliative Care Chaplain

Chaplain Carl Magruder is an interfaith chaplain with a background in palliative care and hospice.  After earning a Master’s of Divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion as a Dean’s Scholar, including four units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in the East Bay, Carl worked for Pathways Hospice and Hospice by the Bay.  In 2015, Carl moved to Humboldt County, to join an innovative home-based palliative care organization, ResolutionCare.  Carl is an Advanced Practice Board Certified Chaplain with the Spiritual Care Association, and is endorsed by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Carl feels closest to the sacred when offering “a listening ear and an open heart” at bedside or when he is amongst the trees, rivers, mountains and deserts of his native California.  He is a bicyclist, beekeeper, bibliophile, environmentalist, motorcyclist, tinkerer, and fountain pen restorer.  He has two kids and is supported in his ministry of spiritual care by his partner and high school sweetheart, Dr. Mica Estrada.  

Rev. Keisuke Lee-Miyaki

Staff Chaplain

Rev. Keisuke Lee-Miyaki was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Ordained by Hongwanji, Kyoto, in 2006 as a Pure Land Buddhist Priest, and endorsed by Buddhist Churches of America in 2018, as a Minister’s Assistant. Following the first unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at California Pacific Medical Center in 2015, he completed his CPE residency 2017-2018 at the Oncology/Hematology Unit of UCSF Medical Center. His primary practice is deep listening and sutra chanting meditation. He holds a Master of Arts, Pure Land Buddhist Studies from Ryukoku University in Kyoto and currently pursuing a certificate from the Buddhist Chaplaincy program at Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.

At his best friend’s funeral 15 years ago, he decided to become a Buddhist who can support people in a grief crisis. From 2008 to 2012, he worked as a Honganwaji Priest/staff in Osaka and Hiroshima, which is the largest Buddhist congregation in Japan. He went back to the footsteps of his greater grandfather, an Issei Japanese and Buddhist Minister, then came to the United States. Currently, he is advocating as a public example of Asian LGBTQ+ immigrants and fighting against racial stigma and discrimination. He often publicly speaks about his experience as a gay Asian immigrant and a Buddhist’s perspective on HIV and LGBTQ+ issues in the Bay Area and Kyoto. 

Rev. Ted (Teodoro) P. Magpayo

Roman Catholic Priest

Rev. Ted Magpayo received a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology before entering the priesthood and finished his Baccalaureate Degree in Sacred Theology at the Divine Word Seminary granted by Pontifical University in Urbaniana, Rome. He completed his Masters Degree in Bioethics and was ordained to the priesthood in 1989. He completed a CPE course at Makati Medical Center in the Philippines and in 2021 completed a year long CPE chaplain residency at UCSF-Parnassus.

Father Ted’s past missionary assignments included Papua New Guinea and Hawaii until 2005 supporting the  Melanesian & Polynesian cultures, respectively. He has also worked with the Deaf-Blind Ministry. Father Ted started his Pastoral work in the San Francisco Archdiocese in 2006 and was incardinated in 2014. Aside from Priestly ministry, Father Ted loves and is passionate about music, specifically singing and playing instruments. Father Ted started as a chaplain at ZSFGH on December 1, 2021. His heart is full of gratefulness to serve the patients and staff.

Chaplain Mary Cecile Gee

Per Diem Chaplain

Chaplain Mary Cecile (MC) Gee has served communities at the edge for more than twenty years — in hospice (since 2000) and at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General hospital (since 2017). As a resident of Los Angeles, Mary-Cecile first served as a volunteer with the Cedar-Sinai Hospital Hospice Program for seven years. In 2006, Mary-Cecile moved north to the East Bay, where she served with George Mark Children’s House (a children’s hospice respite facility) and then with the Zen Hospice Project in 2009. With ZHP, she served at Laguna Honda Hospital and at the (former) Guest House, until her move to the General in 2017.

Mary-Cecile completed her Buddhist Chaplain training with Upaya Zen Center in 2018. She is currently on a path to lay-ordination, as a Buddhist Community Minister with the Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community. Mary-Cecile is a dedicated visual-artist with a twenty-five year (plus) track record of making and showing. Creativity and the Zen Hospice Project’s precept, Welcome Everything, Push Nothing Away, are twined at the heart of Mary-Cecile’s service as a Multi Faith Spiritual Care chaplain at San Francisco General’s Sojourn Chaplaincy.   

Rev. Grace Lingguang Song MDiv

Per Diem Chaplain

Grace  grew up in a Christian family in China during the  difficult Cultural Revolution era, and graduated from Nanjing Theological Seminary. After her more than 10 years of service in an Anglican Church,  Grace immigrated to the U.S. and  received her ordination from United Church of Christ after her study at Christian Witness Theological Seminary, Pacifica School of Religion, and more than 5 years of ministry in Berkeley Chinese Community Church.

Grace completed 4 units of CPE residency with Stanford Hospital.  She gained volunteer experience at Oakland Fire Department, Soto Zen Hospice, Laguna Honda Hospital, and Sojourn Chaplaincy. She draws on a background in palliative and hospice care, as well as pediatric care. 

Grace’s recreational activities are painting flowers and landscape; article translation; studying stocks, and playing piano for church choir. Grace speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Currently, Grace is pursuing to qualify for the Board Certified Chaplaincy.

Chaplain John Wolff

Per Diem Chaplain

Chaplain John started with Sojourn in 2018 as a volunteer and went on to do Clinical Pastoral Education training with UCSF Health. His personal experience on the receiving end of institutional spiritual care informed his call to ministry and work in the public health sector. 

John is a Master of Divinity student at Church Divinity School of the Pacific at the Graduate Theological Union and a teacher of Raja Yoga.  He is passionate about healing, health, and wellness and inspired by the intersection of social justice, personal and collective transformation, fellowship, and faith. John is deeply grateful to be serving at San Francisco General.

Lauren Renee Hotchkiss MDiv

Per Diem Chaplain

Lauren Renée Hotchkiss is a Master of Divinity graduate of the Pacific School of Religion. She also has a previous BA and MA focused on music composition and creative writing and often uses music in her chaplaincy. She did an extended unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at UCSF Health in 2017/2018 and followed the next year with a full residency. Since completing the program, she has worked as an on-call chaplain. In addition to working with general patient populations, Lauren has had experience in mental-health chaplaincy, palliative care, and peds. 

Lauren is currently pursuing endorsement and eventual ordination with the Sacred Well Congregation. In her earth-based spirituality, Lauren is rooted in the Irish Druidry and Cherokee spirituality of her heritage. Lauren is also working toward chaplain certification with the hope of becoming a staff chaplain. She eventually hopes that she and a canine companion can go through the therapy animal certification program so that she can offer “animal chaplain” visits to interested patients as well. Lauren enjoys working with Sojourn at the General, with its rich opportunities of service as well as continued professional growth. 

Chaplain Emily Guizzardi

Per Diem Chaplain

Chaplain Emily Guzzardi is an East Coast transplant who has lived in Bernal Heights for over a decade. Emily has been a hospice volunteer with Zen Hospice, completed Sati Institute’s Buddhist Chaplaincy program, as well as Sojourn’s chaplaincy internship. She completed a CPE residency at UCSF in September of 2020.   In her past professional life she spent many years in the hospitality industry, including formal training as a baker, owning a small wholesale baking business called BATCH in San Francisco, teaching culinary classes at the college level, and working in restaurants. 

As a spiritual caregiver, she considers herself nonreligious, with an open spirituality based primarily in over a decade of Buddhist philosophy and practice.  She draws too on personal experience in 12-Step Recovery. She is ever-questioning her beliefs and finds beauty and inspiration in many faiths.  She seeks above all honor the dignity and individuality of the human in front of her.  It is the love of making connections that has guided all of her life’s work.   She loves art, writing, words, and music, and is a competitive pinball player and avid exerciser in her spare time.