Rev. Claire C. Bohman, MDiv BCC
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 and gender minorities.
Rev. Monica Moore, MDiv
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. 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.
Rev. Floyd Trammell, MDiv
Spiritual Care Manager
Reverend Floyd Trammell Ordained by the American Baptist Church, Floyd is a graduate of Morehouse College and received a masters degree from the American Baptist Seminary of the West. Floyd did his chaplaincy training at CPMC’s Institute of Health and Healing and is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Pastoral Care and Counseling at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California.
In the fall of 2008, he was a guest lecturer at the University of Berkeley where he focused on the plight and progression of the Spirituality in America. As the Spiritual Care Manager he has embraced the calling to serve the diverse population of San Francisco General Hospital. His first experience in the hospital setting consisted of Clinical Pastoral Care at California Pacific Medical Center Institute for Health and Healing. At California Pacific Medical Center, Rev. Trammell focused his areas of studies in the Emergency Room, ICU, Dialysis, and Palliative Care. Here at the General, Rev. Trammells clinical focus is the Palliative Care Service.
Chaplain Mary Cecile Gee
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.
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.
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.
Shelley Chesley, MD
Per Diem Chaplain
Dr Shelley Chesley serves as a per diem chaplain. She has worked at SFGH since 2006 as an inpatient chaplain, serving throughout the hospital, and from 2016-2021 as a clinic-based chaplain with the outpatient palliative care team. Shelley received her BA, with a major in theological studies, from Boston College. She received her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed a psychiatry residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2001 she has served as a lay co-leader of an alternative congregation, serving the ‘spiritual but not religious,’ an experimental five year offering under the auspices of the Episcopal diocese of California. Concurrently she trained as a multi-faith chaplain at SFGH with subsequent training through the Sati Center .
She has supplemented her chaplaincy studies with online coursework in outpatient palliative care through Stanford University and the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care. Shelley is also a writer and recently published poet. She enjoys day hiking as well as long distance walking, including the classic route of the Camino de Santiago and the Tour du Mont Blanc.
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
Rev. Johnathan Burke MDiv
Per Diem Chaplain
Born in Baton Rouge, LA, Johnathan was a resident of New Orleans for over eighteen years until relocating to San Francisco. Johnathan holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of New Orleans, and is a certified educator through the Association of Christian Schools International. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at University Medical Center of New Orleans where he was responsible for the spiritual and emotional care of the oncology and neurology units.
Prior to chaplaincy, Johnathan was a high school English instructor. He currently holds the position as the Education Liaison for the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco. He has worked in ministry since 2013 as a youth leader, minister, mentor, and interim youth pastor. As a Southern Baptist, he believes his call to chaplaincy is God-ordained, and looks forward to working with staff, patients and families through their various trials and transitions of life, as well as their victories and triumphs. Johnathan follows the theological teaching to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39). He enjoys reading, cooking, outdoor activities, and listening to live music.
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.
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.