Chaplain Services

List of Chaplain Services:

The Chaplain Services Department at RMC is staffed by a host of volunteers under the direction of Chaplain Jim Wilson. The ministry provides an outreach in the hospital as well as the community at large through:

  • ministry to patients, family members, and staff by Daytime Chaplain Volunteers, On-Call Chaplains and Chaplain Wilson
  • ministry to individuals through Support Groups, and professional counseling by Chaplain Wilson
  • a Critical Incident Stress Management Team to meet the needs of this and other communities during catastrophic events and high-stress periods.

There is a need for persons with a variety of skills to assist in this Ministry. If you are interested in becoming a Chaplain Services Volunteer, please contact Chaplain Wilson at (256) 235-5146.

Cheaha Crisis Management Team (CCMT)

“A peer driven team that combines mental health professionals with public safety and public servant professionals to address concerns related to stress and trauma”

Services Provided

  • Seminars and Training Events
  • One-On-One Responses
  • Group Defusing
  • Group Debriefing
  • Crisis Management Briefing
  • Demobilization
Roundtable COVID Talks
Dr. Zinn, Chaplain Wilson, and Ted Embry discussing COVID.

Ways to Get In Touch

General Information:
Chaplain Jim Wilson
(256) 235-5146

Intervention Request:
Ted Embry, Team Leader
(256) 282-9573

Resource Links

The following support groups are offered at no cost.

RMC Support Groups

Meets at Oxford Public Library every Thursday at 12:00 noon. 110 East 6th Street, Oxford AL 36203.

For families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Meets on first Wednesday at 1 PM in Physician’s Building 406. The group facilitator is Lynn Lacher. If you have questions, please call 256-235-5146.

Every Wednesday, 10-2, Women’s Pavilion. Please call 256-235-5146 for additional information.

For anyone who has experienced a loss through the death of a loved one. Meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 1 :00 PM in the Cancer Resource Center in the Physician’s Office Building, 4th floor, Suite 406. For further information please call 256-235-5146. Ken Nix Group Leader.

For patients with bi-polar, depression, and other disorders, and those interested in providing support. Meets 1st and 3dr Wednesdays at 3:00 PM in the Boardroom in the Physician’s Office Building on the 4th floor. Facilitator is Donna Shockley. For further information please call 256-235-5146.

Mental Health Support Group – Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 6 PM in The Bridge, Room 1-2, located behind Anniston First United Methodist Church, 1400 Noble Street. Contact Steve Hill ( or Lucy Vandervoort Morris ( for more information.

For parents whose newborn children have died. Meets for special gatherings once each year. Call 256-235-5132 Ex.2 for more information.

Meets quarterly at RMC Private Dining Room, providing support and education for all ostomy patients, family, and friends. Call 256-235-5146 for date and location.

For patients in treatment or recovery and their significant others. Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM in the new Private Dining Room RMC, 1st Floor. (No December Meeting)

  • Men of Steel (for men supporting women) meets at the same time. 256-231-8827

WHEN: Third Thursday of the month from 12:30 until 2:00.

WHERE: Interfaith Ministries, 1431 Gurnee Ave. Anniston.