Carrie Kohler, MPhil, BCC
Carrie Kohler, MPhil, BCC, is a Christian chaplain who splits her time between the main medical center and the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai. Carrie is endorsed by the Presbyterian Church USA for her work as a chaplain and is board-certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains.
She earned her bachelor's degree in biblical and theological studies from Gordon College in Massachusetts. She received her master of philosophy degree in intercultural theology and interreligious studies from the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. Her master's dissertation earned her the James Haire Memorial Prize for highest mark on a dissertation.
Carrie has four units of training in clinical pastoral education. She completed her first unit at Beverly Hospital in Beverly, Massachusetts, and her next three units during a residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.
Her chaplaincy experience includes units in palliative care, outpatient oncology, labor and delivery, neonatal, intensive care and psychiatry. Carrie has served in churches in the U.S. and internationally, working with children, teenagers and adults. She serves as a deacon in her home church. She has a background in ecumenical journalism, writing and reporting on religion news around the world.