Sojourn Staff

Rev. Claire Bohman, Executive Director

Reverend Claire Bohman has served marginalized communities in the bay area for over 15 years. She has worked in the community mental health field as a Case Manager, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counselor in the Tenderloin, South of Market, and Mission Districts. Additionally, she has worked as a faith based community organizer largely on the south and eastern sides of the city. In 2012, during her first year of service as a Chaplain with Sojourn Claire fell in love with the General.  After several years of volunteer service, Claire came on board as full time staff in 2015.

Rev. Claire is an Interfaith Minister and a practitioner of Earth based spirituality. She 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. She has also studied Interfaith Ministry at the New Seminary of New York, the United State’s oldest Interfaith seminary. Rev. Claire is ordained through the Interfaith Temple of New York and serves in leadership of a small Earth based spiritual community. Claire has completed Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training through the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) and the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP). Additionally, she has studied plant based healing at Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine and has a private practice in herbal and spiritual healing in the East Bay.

Rev. Claire Bohman can be contacted by phone at (415) 206-5245 or email cbohman@sojournchaplaincy.org

Rev. Floyd Trammel, Spiritual Care Manager

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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.

Rev. Floyd Trammell can be reached at (415) 206-8983 or by email floyd.w.trammell@sfdph.org

David Stickley, Administrative Coordinator

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David joined Sojourn Chaplaincy in April 2014, bringing with him a wealth of Retail Management and Office Administration experience.  He holds a degree in Business Management from Ithaca College, and a degree from School for Deacons in Diaconal studies.  Ordained in June 2009, David is an Archdeacon in the diocese of California, currently deployed at St. Francis Episcopal Church in San Francisco, and having also served at St. Aidan’s and Holy Innocents.

David can be reached at (628) 206-8918 or dstickley@sojournchaplaincy.org

Nabuule Vivan, Chaplain

Nabuule Vivian is a tutor and Hospital Chaplain who grew up and spent most of her life in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa, with her immediate and extended family. She holds a Masters in Science in Development Economics from Uganda Martyrs’ University, Nkozi, and a Masters in Divinity ’18 from  Santa Clara’s Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley. 

Nabuule has extensive experience working with vulnerable or at-risk communities in San Francisco. As a Chaplain intern with San Francisco Night Ministry where she attained one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), she provided spiritual and emotional care to the night population of San Francisco in the streets and on the crisis line. As a Chaplain resident at UCSF Medical center where she did CPE, she served as sole Chaplain at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Clinic, in addition to other assignments. She has volunteered as Chaplain at San Francisco General Hospital both as an Intern during her studies and shortly after. She refers to the General as the place where the seeds for her Chaplaincy vocation were sown. Nabuule has served in different capacities including as an information officer (Public relations), a Teacher in both elementary and high school, and facilitator for an Adult formation group at a Catholic Parish; She is also a certified Postpartum Doula. Nabuule is passionate about social justice, maternal and infant healthcare, peace, and reconciliation (restorative justice), cooking, and gardening. 

Nabuule can be reached at Vivian.nabuule@sfdph.org

Keisuke Lee-Miyaki, Chaplain 

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. 

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.  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. 

Keisuke can be reached at keisukeleemiyaki@sfdph.org

Shelley Chesley MD, Palliative Care Chaplain

Shelley Chesley serves as a chaplain with the palliative care Plus Service. She has worked at SFGH since 2006 as an inpatient chaplain, serving throughout the hospital, and since 2016 as a clinic-based chaplain with the outpatient palliative care team. Shelley received her AB, 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 for Buddhist Chaplaincy Training in Redwood City.

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.

Shelley can be reached at Shelley.chesley@sfdph.org