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Delois M. Brown Daniels ’80 M.Div.
Rev. Dr. Delois M. Daniels is a passionate woman of faith, a dynamic preacher, an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and interfaith dialogue, and a promoter of family, community, and mental health. She is the former Vice President of Mission and Spiritual Care at Chicago’s Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital.
For nearly 40 years, Rev. Dr. Delois Daniels has distinguished herself in the ministry and profession of clinical pastoral care. A certified clinical pastoral education supervisor and a board-certified chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains, Rev. Daniels established the first pastoral care department and clinical pastoral education (CPE) program in the 100-year history of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She and her team built a CPE program that trained a diverse group of students who reflected the faith communities, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientation of the patients the hospital served. During her leadership at Advocate, the hospital created an interfaith chapel that serves the spiritual and mission needs of the hospital and community. Rev. Daniels’ service to Advocate began in 1994, and she served on its executive team for more than 20 years.
In 2002, she was the recipient of the Yale Divinity School Distinction in Community Service award.