Ylisse C. Bess
Interfaith chaplain, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Ylisse C. Bess is an interfaith hospital chaplain at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Bess, whose ministry is informed by pastoral theology and feminist/womanist theologies, works at the intersections of faith, culture and healthcare. She holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and religious studies from Gonzaga University; an M.Div. from Boston University School of Theology; and has completed four units of clinical pastoral education at Massachusetts General Hospital.