Julie Randels Perry, DMin, BCC

Staff Chaplain, University of Virginia Cancer Center

Julie Randels Perry is a board certified chaplain and has served as staff chaplain at the University of Virginia Cancer Center in Charlottesville, VA since 2015. Julie received her Master of Divinity degree from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond in 2009, and completed six units of Clinical Pastoral Education at UVA as part of that degree program. During 2009 Julie was ordained by her home church, Broadus Memorial Baptist in Charlottesville, and also endorsed by her denominational body, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.  Following ordination, she served as the chaplain at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women for six years prior to returning to UVA.  She received her Doctor of Ministry degree in 2019 from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Her doctoral thesis, entitled Finding Meaning Through the Cancer Experience: Benefits of Narrative Writing for People Living with Cancer, involved narrative writing work with cancer patients at the UVA Cancer Center.

Julie resides in Charlottesville with her husband, Lee.  They have two grown children and two grandchildren. In her free time Julie enjoys writing, hiking in the woods, running, practicing yoga, and spending time with her grandchildren.