A passionate woman of faith, a dynamic preacher, an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and interfaith dialogue, a promoter of family, community and mental health, and the former vice president of Mission and Spiritual Care at Chicago's Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, Rev. Dr. Delois Daniels has been named McCormick's Distinguished Alumna for 2018.
For nearly 40 years, Rev. Dr. Delois Daniels (D.Min.’13) 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 one-hundred-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… more