Mary Haley Accepts Position as Hospice Chaplain

Marylhurst M.Div. alum Mary Haley ’16 takes on the role of chaplain at Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, Wash.

Mary Haley, Class of 2016, Marylhurst University

Mary Haley (center, wearing glasses), surrounded by fellow Marylhurst graduates.

In her role as hospice chaplain, Mary Haley provides spiritual support to patients, their friends and family, and staff at the hospice.

“Marylhurst University, with its principles well-grounded in the foundational teachings of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, and the dedicated professors that contribute to higher learning, have prepared me well for this role,” Mary said. “As well as the recognition that God does not call the qualified, God qualifies the called,” she added.

“Mary Haley is truly a gifted and competent professional pastoral chaplain, said Dr. Jerry Roussell, associate professor of religious studies at Marylhurst University. “She is sincere and truly seeks to serve all people as God’s children.”

The Ray Hickey Hospice House offers local families an alternative home-like environment where loved ones may receive end-of-life care. The center includes 20 private rooms where patients receive expert medical, emotional and spiritual care and patient families can visit day and night.

Mary Haley earned her Master of Divinity from Marylhurst University in 2016. Prior to joining Ray Hickey Hospice House, Mary served as palliative care chaplain fellow at Portland’s VA Hospital.