Carmen Emerson, MDiv

Chaplain

Carmen Emerson Biography and Information

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Carmen Emerson joined Baptist Medical Center in 2019 as a resident chaplain working with the palliative care team. She became a staff chaplain at Baptist Nassau Medical Center in 2021. She currently works with the Spiritual Care Department’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She also serves as spiritual advisor to Nassau County’s “Tipping the Scale” program, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Nassau County, Florida. Prior to her residency with Baptist, Carmen served as a chaplain intern at St. Elizabeth’s and Franciscan Children’s Hospitals in Brighton, MA and as a chaplain intern with Community Hospice and Palliative Care’s Inpatient Unit on Sunbeam.

Carmen earned a Master of Divinity from Andover-Newton Theological School. She is ordained and fellowshipped as a Unitarian Universalist minister. Prior to chaplaincy, Carmen served as a parish minister in UU congregations in New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. She currently serves as the affiliated community minister for Buckman Bridge UU Congregation, mentoring the congregation's healthy congregation team and offering leadership development workshops. In 2018 she earned a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Before entering ministry, Carmen was a paralegal in a real estate and tax-exempt finance practice in Orlando, Florida.

Carmen's husband, Jim, is retired and they enjoy working together on their fixer-upper home in Nassau County.