Rev. James D. Cooke, S.T.M.
Rev. James (Jay) Cooke, S.T.M.
Director of Pastoral Services
Certified Supervisor, ACPE, Inc.
Board Certified Chaplain, APC

Jay became the Director of Pastoral Services in 2011.

After graduating with a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theology Seminary and a Master of Sacred Theology from Yale Divinity School, Jay completed his CPE internship and residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and supervisory training at Bridgeport Hospital.

He is a board certified chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains and a certified supervisor in the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. He is an Episcopal priest resident in the Diocese of Connecticut.

Originally a native of New Jersey, Jay and his family have lived in Connecticut since 1997.


Rev. Jongmi Bae
Rev. Jongmi Bae
Director of Training
Associate Supervisor, ACPE, Inc.,
Board Certified Chaplain, APC


Jongmi became the Director of Training in 2011.

Graduating with a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea, Jongmi immigrated to the United States and finished advanced study on Pastoral Counseling at Fordham University. She completed her CPE internship at Greenwich Hospital and residency at HealthCare Chaplaincy, New York City. She completed her supervisory training at HealthCare Chaplaincy with a placement at North Shore University Hospital on Long Island and the Veterans Administration Hospital in New York City. During her supervisory training, she spent three years working at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, New York focusing on palliative care.

She is an ordained minister with Presbyterian Church of USA, board certified chaplain with Association of Professional Chaplains and Associate Supervisor in the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.

She lives in Middletown with her husband and has two grown children.