Pastoral Care Team

Staff members:

To page a chaplain, call the switchboard operator at 502.897.8100 or "0" within the hospital.

The Pastoral Care Team:

Jackie Ward, M.Div., BCC, Director of Pastoral Care

Jackie is originally from Richmond, KY and serves as the Director of Pastoral Care at Baptist Health Louisville. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Police Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jackie is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and has served as the Kentucky Association of Professional Chaplains State Representative for a number of years. Jackie is endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He brings a diverse ministerial background from working in a trauma center to working in long-term care.

Dale McAbee, M.Div., D.Min., Staff Chaplain 

Dale is a native of South Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University, a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Seminary. Dale is a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Dale has served as the Choir Master in several churches and is currently at Concordia Lutheran Church in Louisville. Dale is chaplain primarily for the Rehab unit, Chemical Dependency and Psychiatry.

Erin Veliquette, M.Div., BCC., Staff Chaplain

Erin originally comes from Tucson, Arizona and has spent significant time living in Michigan and overseas in Denmark. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Community Relations from Michigan State University and after a 4 year apprenticeship in Denmark, is a Master Baker. Erin attended Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and graduated with a Master of Divinity and a Certificate in Black Church Studies. Even though Erin works throughout the hospital, her primary area of care is Palliative Care.

Kate Anderson, D.Min., BCC., ACPE-CEC

Kate is originally from Danville, KY where she worked alongside her family on a beef farm. She was ordained to ministry in 2009 and serves as a Baptist minister in Louisville, Kentucky. She serves under the endorsement of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. She holds a Bachelor if the Arts in Vocal Music from the University of Louisville and a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Pastoral care and counseling from Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. She completed her Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality at McAfee School of Theology in 2016. Her doctoral project was published by Smyth & Helwys under the title Engaging the Sacred: Relational Spirituality as Pastoral Care in 2018.  Kate has been a national Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains since 2013. She is completing her certification as an educator through ACPE. She is grateful to be serving as the primary educator and CPE Supervisor at Baptist Health Louisville, where she was trained as a Chaplain Resident in 2010. Kate is married to Chip Anderson, a local band director, and is mother to two, beautiful daughters.