Malcolm Marler

Malcolm Marler is the Sr. Director of Pastoral Care at UAB Medicine (University of Alabama at Birmingham) and has been a Chaplain at UAB since March, 1994. Malcolm was the first full-time Chaplain in a HIV Clinic in the U.S. at The 1917 Clinic at UAB where he served from 1994-2009. He became the fourth Director of Pastoral Care at UAB Hospital in 2009 since the department began in 1969.

UAB Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is one of the largest public hospitals in the U.S. with 1157 beds. The Pastoral Care department has grown from 2009 – 2020 from 7.5 full-time Chaplains to 27.5 full-time equivalent in the last decade.

Malcolm has a B.A. in Psychology (Clemson University), Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees (Southern Seminary) in pastoral care. He is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Malcolm is married to Rev. Mary Bea Sullivan, an Episcopal Priest at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham, AL. They have two grown children, Brendan and Kiki Meyer.