Malcolm Marler, Senior Director

Malcolm Lewis Marler, was born in Selma, AL, grew up in Montgomery and graduated from Gardendale High School in Birmingham during the Civil Rights movement.

He graduated from Clemson University with the B.A. degree in Psychology and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY with the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees. He is a trained pastoral counselor, completed his first unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Central State Psychiatric Hospital in Louisville, KY, and four units of CPE at University Hospital Department of Psychiatry with Wayne E. Oates, Ph.D. as his supervisor.

Malcolm served two congregations in Kentucky (Baptist) and Connecticut (United Church of Christ, Congregational) as an Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care.

Malcolm came to UAB in 1994 as the Chaplain at The 1917 (HIV) Clinic at UAB and developed a national program called The Support Team Network teaching congregations how to offer practical, emotional, and spiritual support to persons with healthcare concerns through a volunteer team approach.

On October 1, 2009, he became the fourth director of The UAB Department of Pastoral Care since 1969. He is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains, and was ordained as an Episcopal priest in UAB Hospital in January, 2014.

He is married to Mary Bea Sullivan, who is also an Episcopal priest, and they have two adult children.


Ordination photo and blog can be seen here. article here. Baptist News Global here.