Methodist Rehabilitation Welcomes Chaplain Rev. Maxine Bolden


By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant

Rev Maxine Bolden.
Rev. Maxine Bolden is the new chaplain at Mississippi Conference benevolence Methodist Rehabilitation Center. With a background in healthcare and previously working as a hospital and college campus chaplain, Rev. Bolden will focus on the spiritual restoration of the patients at Methodist Rehabilitation Center.

Realizing that patients need to heal spiritually, in addition to physically and mentally, led Methodist Rehabilitation’s board of directors to create an opportunity for the right person to share their spiritual gifts. Looking to find the best person to fill the role, the hospital administration turned to the Mississippi United Methodist Conference to help find the right fit to incorporate spiritual healing into patients' care plans.
Methodist Rehabilitation CEO David McMillian.
“One thing the board asked was to bring back spiritual healing along with physical and mental healing,” said Methodist Rehabilitation CEO, David McMillin. “The bishop along with Stephen Cook helped us find someone who could do just that.”

The person selected was Rev. Maxine Bolden who was at the time serving as a chaplain at her alma mater Tougaloo College. Bolden was excited to be selected for the opportunity and plans to use her spiritual gifts to assist recovering patients.

“I am very excited,” said Bolden. “I really appreciate the level of excellence the team here provides in the area of recovery, and I am honored to be able to do this.”

Since it’s opening in 1975, Methodist Rehabilitation Center has treated people who have had a stroke, brain or spinal injury. The nationally recognized hospital has locations in Jackson, Flowood and Ridgeland. To learn more about Methodist Rehabilitation Center, click here.

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