Meet Our Staff
Rev. Jerome A. Adeyemi
Board Certified Chaplain, East Bay Medical Centers
Jerome Adeyemi is an ordained minister in the Progressive Baptist Church denomination. He has earned his BA in Management from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, his Master of Divinity from the American Baptist Seminary of the West and completed his Clinical Pastoral Education at San Francisco Theological Seminary and Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center. He is board certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Jerome is also a certified First Steps Life Care Planning and grief support group facilitator.
Rev. Terrence Dwyer, MDIV, BCC
After a career in business Terry discerned a call into chaplain ministry. He earned his MDIV from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2012 and completed a chaplain internship at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Terry completed his clinical pastoral residency at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in 2014 and has served as a staff chaplain at California Pacific Medical Center where he was responsible for spiritual care for the psychiatric, transplant, and cardiology units. Terry has also served as a spiritual care counselor for Silverado Hospice specializing in hospice care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and their families. Terry has been with Kaiser Permanente in Oakland Since February 2015.
Rev. Winford Horsley
Rev. Winford Horsley is a Palliative/Spiritual Care Staff Chaplain at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center located in Oakland and Richmond, CA. He earned a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Political Science from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and a master’s degree in Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California. Rev. Horsley also completed a full year of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) through the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Chaplaincy Residency Program. Rev. Horsley resides in Oakland, Ca. and is the proud father of two adult sons. His passion is Interfaith Chaplaincy. Rev. Horsley is committed to helping people from every conceivable walk of life that may be in need of spiritual, emotional or psychosocial support.
Rev. Stephanie Kroner
Stephanie Kroner is an interfaith minister, ordained through the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley. She earned her Master of Divinity degree at Starr King School for the Ministry in 2020. Earlier, she completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, her country of origin. Stephanie worked as a counselor and psychology teacher before she became a chaplain. She completed her clinical pastoral residency at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in 2017 and worked as a per diem chaplain in the same hospital. Stephanie is a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains.
Rev. Michael Lemaire, M-Div, BCC
Michael Lemaire is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of California and serves as the Palliative Care Chaplain at Kaiser Permanente East Bay with the Adult Palliative Care Team. He attended Hamilton College and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. He received his Master of Divinity Degree at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley and a Certificate of Anglican Studies at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. He has trained and worked as a professional spiritual caregiver at California Pacific Medical Center, Visiting Nurses Association Hospice, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, Seton Hospital, Sequoia Hospital, and On Lok Lifeways. He is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and serves as a priest associate at All Souls Parish in Berkeley.
Evan Wong, MDiv
Board Certified Chaplain
Pediatric Palliative Care Chaplain
Evan is a multiracial lay Buddhist and is endorsed to serve as a chaplain by the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. She earned her MDiv from the Shogaku Zen Institute, is a graduate of the Sati Center Buddhist Chaplaincy Program and has lived in Buddhist monasteries and sat many silent meditation retreats in the USA and China. Evan completed her chaplaincy residency at UCSF Medical Center and has worked as a palliative care chaplain for the past five years. She holds a certificate in Interprofessional Education in Palliative Care from UCSF School of Nursing and has worked as a chaplain lead on Kaiser Regional Palliative Care education and resilience initiatives. Evan is a trained Life Care Planning Facilitator and has served as a trainer for this work within Kaiser. She is the author of a case study in the book Palliative Skills for Frontline Clinicians: Case Vignettes in Everyday Hospital Medicine. Evan seeks to recognize opportunities for patients, staff, and families to experience connection with self, others, and their understanding of the sacred. She believes that community and connection are essential during times of tremendous change, uncertainty, and loss. Prior to working in chaplaincy, Evan earned her BS from UC Berkeley in Environmental Engineering Science and taught school gardening and nutrition in low-income Bay Area schools. Passionate about the integration of spiritual and mental health, she is currently enrolled in a master’s in social work as part of the Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Scholars Program.