The Rev John Michael Betz, MDiv, BCC, CT (Cohort 1)
John entered the Fellowship program with over ten years of spiritual care experience with people of all faiths and traditions in diverse settings.
He served as Staff Chaplain at Hospice of Hope in Maysville, Kentucky. Chaplain John is also an Airborne Chaplain with the U.S. Army Reserves in the 412th Civil Affairs Battalion where he contributed to research in the area of capability of Religious Leader Engagement. As a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains – with a certificate in Thanatology with the Association for Death Education and Counseling – John is in the MPH program at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine where he is studying coping and resiliency to improve outcomes among healthcare workers in fields with high occurrences of dying and bereavement.