Who's Who Top Educators

Dave A. Spence

Title: Clinical Pastoral Educator
Company: Northside Hospital
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Dave A. Spence, clinical pastoral educator at Northside Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pastoral education and management.

With nearly 30 years of experience to his credit, Rev. Spence has excelled as clinical pastoral educator at Northside Hospital of Atlanta, Georgia since 2011. He has been associated with the same in various pastoral care roles since 2013. He initially joined as a chaplain in 2011 and served as a staff chaplain for several years. Later, he received training as an educator and currently trains chaplains for various institutions, including hospitals, police, military, and other organizations that require chaplain services. He began his career as a minister for the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands since 1995 and has been affiliated with the Inter-American Development Bank. 

Before embarking on his professional path, Rev. Spence pursued an education at The University of the West Indies, Mona where he earned a bachelor’s degree in theology and a master’s degree in theology and psychology. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in spirituality at La Salle University. Beyond his responsibilities within the field, he has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He served as founder and chairman of the Caribbean Association of Professional Chaplains and was a member of the United Church of Christ, the United Way of Jamaica, the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica, the Council of Voluntary Social Services, and People and Community Transformation. 

In addition to his primary vocation, Rev. Spence remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise, including as a member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. One of his most notable achievements was his founding and chairing of the Caribbean Association of Professional Chaplains. This organization aims to support and assist chaplains in the Caribbean, where he worked as a pastor and chaplain. In the immediate future, he wants to complete his doctorate and continue teaching and helping others achieve their fullest potential.

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