Bill Reynolds is an ACPE Certified Educator and ordained and endorsed for institutional chaplaincy by the American Baptist Churches, USA. Bill was born in Weirsdale, Florida and is the son of now retired Southern Baptist missionaries in Germany and Belgium. Bill was a philosophy major at Furman University and received his M.Div. at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His first unit of CPE was at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, NC in 1986, where he later completed a residency year.
After serving with his wife, Rev. Debbie Bennett Reynolds, as Co-Ministers for Education, Mission and Youth at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur, he resumed his clinical and Certified Educator training in 1993 at Egleston Children’s Hospital (now Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta) through the Emory Center for Pastoral Services. He was Associate Director of Chaplaincy Services at the University of Rochester Medical Center from 2004 – 2017.
He joined the CareFirst Hospice team as a Spiritual Care Counselor (part-time) in November, 2017 and became full-time in March, 2018. Bill became an ACPE Certified Educator in 2000. His clinical interests are palliative care and hospice, pastoral care with children and adolescents, staff support and bioethics. His wife is Pastor at First Baptist Church in Ithaca. They have two young adult children, Anna and Luke. He enjoys winter sports, cycling, hiking and camping.