FVAMC names new Chief Chaplain - Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System
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Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System


FVAMC names new Chief Chaplain

March 4, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Clifton Montgomery Jr. has been named as the Fayetteville VA Medical Center's new chief of the Chaplain Service.

Montgomery comes to Fayetteville from the Jesse Brown VAMC in Chicago, where he was the chief of the Chaplain Service. He has worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs since 1984, when he was a staff chaplain at the New Orleans VAMC, and has worked in the VA's chaplain service in Shreveport, La.; East Orange, N.J.; and West Palm Beach, Fla.

Montgomery graduated from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas, in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pre-Ministerial Studies, and received his Master's Degree from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss., in 1985.  He went on to earn a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in May 2001.

As chief of the medical center's Chaplain Service, Montgomery oversees programs of religious, spiritual and clinical pastoral care for persons of all faith groups.  His staff provides care as part of interdisciplinary teams in several highly specialized areas of medical care to include substance abuse treatment, post traumatic stress and psychiatry.  He also provides pastoral counseling to individual patients and assists with the medical center's total care and treatment program.


Media members with questions about this release should contact Ed Drohan, Public Affairs Officer at edward.drohan@va.gov, by calling (910) 488-2120, ext. 5991 or cell phone (910) 224-2214.