Pastoral Counseling

Meet the Chaplains

The Rev. Dr W. Jeffrey Flowers 
Chaplain Brennan Francois 
Chaplain Henry Holt, III
Chaplain Grace Henry


The mission of the Department of Pastoral Counseling is to provide spiritual and emotional support to all patients, visitors, and staff personnel of Augusta University Medical Center, particularly in times of loss and bereavement, and to do so in an interdenominational, multicultural manner in which all faiths are respected. We will work with the community to ensure access and availability to the spiritual resources requested by our patients.

Patient Care Settings
Chaplains in the Department of Pastoral Counseling perform their duties in various settings throughout the medical complex. Patient rooms, waiting areas, clinic rooms, intensive care units, and common areas throughout the hospital serve as settings for pastoral encounters. The goal of the department is to be visible in, and maintain a relationship throughout, all clinics, nursing units, clinical areas, and support areas throughout the Medical Center. Any patient admitted into the Augusta University is a potential recipient of the services of the Pastoral Counseling Department, as are their families and friends, and other associated visitors. A great deal of time is also given to staff support, as the nature of health care work lends to stress related responses. We seek to support the staff as well as to help care for them when events occur in their family.

Chapel/Meditation Rooms
There are three different spaces set aside on the Augusta University campus designated as Chapels/Meditation Rooms. The Chapel in the main Hospital is located on the second floor on the hallway near the Terrace dining room, BA2473.  The Chapel in the CHOG is located on the first floor, next to the gift shop.  The Meditation Retreat in the Comprehensive The Georgia Cancer Center is also on the first floor.  Each of the spaces in the hospitals are open 24/7.  The The Georgia Cancer Center Meditation Room is open during operational hours for the center.  All of the spaces are non-sectarian in nature to allow for the use by all people of all faiths and creeds.  We hope our patients, families, and staff will take advantage of these quiet places.

Chapel Services
Three chapels are available for your use on our campuses in the following locations:

  • Adult Chapel
    Augusta University Medical Center - 2nd floor
  • CHOG Chapel 
    Children’s Hospital of Georgia - 1st floor
  • Meditation Retreat 
    Georgia Cancer Center - 1st floor

The chapels are also made available to religious groups needing space to support faith rituals. 

For routine contact or correspondence you may reach the Department of Pastoral Counseling using the following address or phone numbers:

Department of Pastoral Counseling
Augusta University Medical Center
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912-5006
706-721-8095 FAX