Director of Spiritual Care
The Rev. William R. DeLong, Ed.D currently serves as Director for Spiritual Care at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and Legacy Oregon Burn Center in Portland, Ore. He also serves as system director for Clinical Pastoral Education for Legacy Health. Legacy Health includes Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Meridian Park, Legacy Mount Hood and Legacy Salmon Creek medical centers. Bill is a certified supervisor with The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Prior to joining Legacy, Bill served as Vice President for Mission and Spiritual Care at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Bloomington, Ill. He served at BroMenn from 1996 to 2012. Prior to Advocate, Bill was on the CPE faculty at Wake Forest North Carolina Baptist Medical Center where he also completed his supervisory training. Before going to Wake Forest, Bill was a staff chaplain at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.
Bill received his Doctorate of Education in health care ethics from Rush University and the Graduate Theological Foundation. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary with a concentration in Christian ethics. Bill also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of Arizona. Bill is an ordained Presbyterian pastor and is board-certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Bill was the former editor of Chaplaincy Today, the journal of the Association of Professional Chaplains. Bill has edited two books: "Organ Transplantation in Religious and Cultural Contexts" (1996) and "Courageous Conversations: The Teaching and Learning of Pastoral Supervision," which was published in January 2010. Bill has written many articles and chapters in a variety of professional books and journals. Bill served as the chair of the Certification Committee for the North Central Region prior to moving to Portland.
The Rev. Merv Friberg, M Div, BCC, is ordained by the Church of the Nazarene and is a board-certified chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). He serves as the Northern Oregon Area State Representative to the Association of Professional Chaplains and as the Northwest Nazarene University Region Chaplaincy Coordinator. Prior to coming to Emanuel, Friberg served Nazarene churches in North Dakota and Oregon and was chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. His wife is coordinator of English as a second language for the Evergreen School District Elementary Schools in Vancouver, Wash. They have three children and two grandchildren. Areas of Clinical Ministry: pre-surgery, pediatric ICU, infant/toddler and school-age pediatrics, ethics consultation, CPE mentoring, new employee orientation and department safety officer.
The Rev. John McKinney, BCC, has a Master's in Communications Studies and is currently working on his D Min degree at George Fox University. He is endorsed and ordained through the International Fellowship of Bible Churches. He served various congregations in Florida and Oregon for more than 20 years. Before joining the Spiritual Care Staff as night chaplain, he completed a chaplain residency at Legacy Emanuel, Randall Children's Hospital and the Legacy Oregon Burn Center. His wife is an R.N. and an infection control practitioner for Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. They live in Gresham and have two grown sons and one grandson. John is a trained mediator and, as a community service, has provided peer mediation training for several local high schools. He enjoys watching football, playing softball, hiking, traveling, photography, reading and downhill skiing. Areas of clinical ministry: night chaplaincy and CPE mentoring.
The Rev. Douglas Williams , M Div, BCC, is an ordained and endorsed pastor within the International Fellowship of Bible Churches and is a board-certified chaplain in The Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). Williams completed his D Min degree at George Fox University. His clinical residencies were at Legacy Emanuel and St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco. He served various congregations in Kansas, Michigan, Washington and Oregon for more than 24 years. Doug, his wife and son live in Gresham, Ore. He enjoys playing trombone and leading Legacy Brass, golfing and organizing the Annual Oregon Burn Motorcycle Run. Areas of clinical ministry: Legacy Oregon Burn Center, medical/surgical specialties, school-age pediatrics and CPE mentoring.
The Rev. Carmen Wong, M Div., BCC, is an ordained Baptist minister, endorsed by the Southern Baptist Convention, and is a board-certified chaplain with The Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). Wong has a mass communication background and is proficient in Chinese. Prior to coming to Legacy Emanuel, she served in the field of professional hospital chaplaincy for 15 years, which included a one-person pastoral care department, palliative care and psychiatric care in New York City, New Jersey and Maine. She has a deep passion for spiritual care, loves different faces and places, enjoys the simple life with good human and natural touch. Area of clinical ministry: night chaplaincy.
Janet Edwards has served as administrative assistant since 2000. Before coming to Legacy, she worked for the Portland Police Bureau, U.S. Marshal Service, Portland Public Schools and Westminster Presbyterian Church. Janet volunteers for the SMART reading program and serves on the Lighter Side Committee, Family Focus Care Committee and Passage Quilt Project. She and her husband have enjoyed hosting foreign students for the past 20 years. Edwards also enjoys knitting, choir and traveling to see former European guests.