MCCH Welcomes Chaplain John Carey

Murray-Calloway County Hospital is proud to welcomes John Carey, M.DIV, MS. MAJOR, USA (RET.) as the newest Staff Chaplain joining Kerry Lambert.

Mr. Carey served for 22 years in active duty in the US Army. He served as Army Chaplain for over 16 years to include Battalion Chaplain, Brigade Chaplain (Command), and more than 3 years in major deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait. He also served in the Special Task Force Medical Afghanistan Chaplain during Operation Enduring Freedom VII, in 2012.

He received his Master in Divinity form Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN in 2000. He completed his CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education), from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2011 where he minister to approximately 300-plus Soldiers and Veterans during this time period. He achieved his Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Counseling at Texas A&M University of Central Texas in 2013.

Rev. Kerry Lambert, Coordinator of Pastoral Care at MCCH stated that, “The opportunity to have a second chaplain at our facility is priceless. The ministry to patients and families in the hospital, hospice and Spring Creek will grow exponentially as a result. I am very thankful to the Murray-Calloway County Hospital Endowment and their involvement in helping make this happen.”

Rev. Carey will be working along with Rev. Lambert in our Pastoral Care Department. They together will provide total care for our patients, their family members and other persons involved in their personal support.

For more information about our Department of Pastoral Care Services, call 270.762.1274 or visit the website at

Pictured above left to right: Mr. John Dale, Board Member, John Carey, Chaplain, John Wilson, COO, Jerry Penner, CEO, and Kerry Lambert, Pastoral Care Coordinator.