Meet The Care Center Providers
Nancy has a Masters of Arts in Spiritual & Pastoral Care & Counseling from Loyola University, Maryland. She has been on staff at Woods Memorial Presbyterian since 2005, first as Coordinator of Spiritual Gifts, and presently as Coordinator of the Woods Counseling & Care Center. She served as a Stephen Minister and as an active Deacon for two terms. She is currently an ad hoc member of the Counseling & Care Center Advisory Board and a member of the Woods Church WELCOME Ministry.
Nancy is a resident of Severna Park, Maryland, and winters on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Nancy Sullivan, M.A.
Coordinator, Woods Counseling & Care Center
Barbara has lived for 35 years on Kent Island, raising her three children as a single parent, after her husband died unexpectedly. She is also a proud grandparent to seven. She is a member of St Christopher’s parish in Stevensville, with ties to St. Mary’s in Annapolis where all of her children attended school for 12 years.
She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Md, College Park and spent much of her early career in finance and accounting. Barbara interned at Woods Counseling & Care Center during her final semester at Loyola University and now serves as the Community Liaison of the Center. In 2017, she received a Master of Arts in Spiritual and Pastoral Care from Loyola University.
Barbara has been an active member of AlAnon for over 30 years and an AMIAS for a local AlAteen group since its inception over 10 years ago. Other more recent volunteer services include the Annapolis Light House Shelter for Grief Group Counseling, The AA Co Conflict Resolution Center, St. Mary’s Adoration Chapel and Safe Haven Ministries on Kent Island.
Barbara states, “My God today is an all merciful, loving power over all things of this universe, whom I call on daily. He becomes more and more personal as I age. I cannot define my spirituality as much as I can feel it.”
Barbara Gass, M.A.
Community Liaison Woods Care Center
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Bill Hocking, M.A.
Spiritual Director, & Grief Counseling
Bill Hocking, a retired NASA engineer, chose to study at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in his retirement. Since graduating, he has practiced spiritual direction at the Virginia Theological Seminary and currently provides spiritual direction for clients at Woods Counseling and Care Center. He has facilitated grief groups at Holy Trinity in Georgetown and Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, and continues this practice at The Light House shelter in Annapolis. In his “spare time”, he can be found him leading a Conscious Aging Class at Anne Arundel Community College, along with spring and fall Spirituality Seminars at the Woods Counseling & Care Center.
Terry Hocking, M.A.
Teri Hocking, M.A. (Communication Arts), University of Notre Dame; Elementary, Middle & Senior High School teacher (25 years); Facilitator, Peer Learning Program, A. A. Community College; Graduate of Shalem Institute for Spiritual Direction.