Sharon Eddins, M.Div, BCC
Sharon Eddins joined Baptist Health in 1993. She serves as the Lead Chaplain for Wolfson Children's Hospital.
Sharon earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, and a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Following one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Baptist Medical Center while in seminary, Eddins completed a Residency/Pediatric Fellowship in CPE at Baptist Medical Center. She then became the Associate Director of The Department of Pastoral Care and Counseling at the Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, before returning to Baptist Health in the late 1990s.
Sharon is certified as a Counselor/Coordinator with Resolve Through Sharing, a Storyteller with The Godly Play Foundation, a Coach for HeartMath stress reduction techniques, and is certified for individual and group interventions with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Sharon is Board-Certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) and is ordained and endorsed for ministry with the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. She maintains an active membership with the national Pediatric Chaplains Network, regularly facilitates support groups and remembrance events and is available as needed to educate and respond to situations regarding children and grief and loss. Sharon enjoys volunteering with "Tipping the Scale" (a youth mentoring program), the Ronald McDonald House, and the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, which assists the families of children with cancer.
Sharon appreciates the team member camaraderie, diligent efforts regarding cultural sensitivity and inclusion, and the integral role of Spiritual Care at Baptist Health. Regarding the unique opportunity to serve as a Spiritual Care Provider within Wolfson Children's Hospital, Sharon is thankful for her calling to journey alongside children and their families as they experience life-altering circumstances and events. Alongside an exceptional pediatric healthcare team, she counts it a privilege to bear witness almost daily to the resiliency of the human spirit.