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Meet the Pastoral Care Team at Methodist Health System

The talents, compassion, and dedication of these individuals form the foundation of pastoral care at Methodist Health System.

Rev. Caesar Rentie – Vice President of Pastoral Care, Methodist Health System
Rev. Rentie received a Master of Theological Studies from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in 1997 and currently serves as a local pastor for the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communications from Oklahoma University. While at OU, Caesar played football for the Oklahoma Sooners. During that time, the Sooners won four Big Eight Conference titles, one national championship title and made four Orange Bowl appearances. Caesar was drafted into the NFL by the Chicago Bears in the 7th round and played offensive tackle under head coach Mike Ditka. In 1991 he was the 1st round draft pick for the New York New Jersey Knights in the World League of American Football. After his football career, Caesar accepted his call into ministry.

Rev. Dr. Elias LopezDirector of Pastoral Services, Methodist Health System
Rev. Lopez attended Southern Methodist University and is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology with a Master of Divinity degree. He also completed his doctoral work at Perkins receiving his Doctor of Ministry. Rev. Lopez completed his Clinical Pastoral Education residency at Children’s Medical Center. He is an Ordained Minister in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN), a Pentecostal denomination, and serves as lead pastor for Iglesia de Dios Filadelfia in Grand Prairie. Elias serves as the Director for his denomination’s district Christian education program.

Rev. Willacin Precious GholstonACPE Educator, Manager of CPE Programs, Methodist Health System, Manager Pastoral Services, Methodist Charlton Medical Center
Rev. Precious Gholston is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. An avid scholar, Rev. Gholston graduated with highest honors from Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina. She later obtained her Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Rev. Gholston was certified by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) as a CPE Supervisor in the fall of 2014. She completed her CPE training at Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas. Prior to her Chaplaincy career, Rev. Gholston served in global missions as Executive Director of an AIDS Center in Lobatse, Botswana (Southern Africa), an agency of the AME Church.

Rev. Beatriz Pacheco - ACPE Educator, Manager Pastoral Services, Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Rev. Beatriz Pacheco is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and a member of the North Texas Conference. Rev. Pacheco is a graduate of Seminario Biblico Latino americano in San Jose, Costa Rica, with a Bachelors of Theology and Perkins School of Theology with a Master of Divinity. Beatriz completed her CPE training at Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas. She is certified by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) as Associate Supervisor.

Jae-Hee Lee - Certified Educator Candidate, Manager Pastoral Services, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
Jae-Hee originally came from South Korea and is an ordained elder in the Korean Methodist Church. Jae-Hee graduated from Methodist Theological University in Seoul, Korea majored in Christian Education and the graduate school of the university with Master of Divinity. Jae-Hee continued her academic journey at Perkins School of Theology obtained Master of Theological Studies and at Brite Divinity School completed course works in the News Testament Studies of Ph.D program (ABD). Jae-Hee completed nine units of CPE at Methodist Health System and served as a staff chaplain for twelve years at Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton. Jae-Hee transitioned to CEC program in May 2017 and currently in the stage of Phase IB. Jae-Hee is also an associate pastor at Sae Sarm Korean Methodist church and an adjunct faculty at the Dallas campus of Central Baptist Seminary.

Donny Marandure- Manager Pastoral Services, Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Chaplain Marandure completed his CPE Residency at Methodist Health System. He is a graduate of Andrews University, a Seventh Day Adventist University. He attends Mosaic Christian Fellowship where he is an associate pastor and involved in the music ministry. Chaplain Marandure is originally from Zimbabwe.

Carlos Lopez - Staff Chaplain, Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Carlos has a M.A. in Christian Ministry from Abilene Christian University. He studied Clinical Pastoral Education at Methodist Health System where he completed his first and second year residency. Carlos has worked as a Church Planter for more than 15 years and is a former Faith Community Health Chaplain for Baylor Scott and White Health System and Parkland Health and Hospital System in West Dallas.

Rev. David ImpwiStaff Chaplain, Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Rev. Impwi is an ordained Methodist minister. He is a graduate of and currently a Doctor of Ministry Candidate at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. Rev. Impwi serves as staff chaplain at Methodist Charlton Medical Center.

Rev. Robert DanageStaff Chaplain, Methodist Charlton Medical Center
Rev. Danage is a licensed and ordained minister with the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A. Inc. He is a graduate of Oral Roberts University M.Div. He has completed (6) Units of Clinical Pastoral

Rev. Stephanie DrewStaff Chaplain, Methodist Charlton Medical Center
Rev. Drew received her Bachelor of Science from Jarvis Christian College and earned her Masters of Art
majoring in Christian Counseling from Oral Roberts University. Rev. Drew is an ordained Elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and serves as the Associate Pastor of the Kirkwood Temple CME Church.

Thelma Osei - Staff Chaplain,Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
Chaplain Osei completed eight units of CPE, five at Methodist Health System. Thelma graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and is licensed through the Assemblies of God.

Rev. Dr. Andrew “Drew” Dowden – Staff Chaplain, Golden Cross Academic Clinic
Drew has a Master of Arts in Christian Education and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has completed a first and second-year residency with Methodist Health System. Drew’s has also previously served as a missionary in Japan with the Southern Baptist Convention.

Debbie Seider, RN, MSN, Faith Community Nursing Coordinator, Methodist Health System, based in Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Debbie is a registered nurse with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Baylor University. She began her career in the clinical areas of nephrology and transplant nursing. In 1999 Debbie joined the Pastoral Care Department as a Faith Community Nursing Coordinator while also completing an Extended Unit of ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education. She is a member and an ordained deacon of First Baptist Church, Richardson, TX.

Doris Giles, MS, RN – Faith Community Nursing Coordinator, Methodist Health System, based in Methodist Charlton Medical Center
Doris earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from El Centro College and her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science with a major in Nursing Education from Texas Woman’s University. She also received certificates of successful completion of the following educational programs in preparation for the role of Coordinator: Basic Preparation Course for Parish Nurses (2001), Basic Preparation for Parish Nurse Coordinators (2001), Extended Unit of ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education (2002), and Parish Nurse Educator Training (2004). She serves as an Educational Partner to the International Parish Nurse Resource Center to teach the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course locally. Doris joined the Pastoral Care Department in 2000. She is an active member of Pleasant Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, TX.

Sister Maria I. GomezChaplain, Methodist Health System
Sister Maria I. Gomez, SSND, is a Catholic chaplain employed by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. She completed her chaplain residency at Methodist Dallas and currently serves the Catholic patients at MDMC and part-time at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Among her duties Sr. Maria provides communion to the patients and oversees the volunteer Eucharistic Ministers who visit the Catholic patients at MDMC.

Patricia JohnsonExecutive Assistant, Pastoral Care Department, Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Elaine CannonMHS Clinical Education Coordinator, and Adm. Assistant Department of Pastoral Services at Methodist Charlton
Elaine joined the Department in July 2009. She received her Bachelor of Science in Office Systems Management and an Associate in Technology from Southern University and is an active member of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church.