Adjunct Instructor, Graduate Business
Staff Chaplain, Baptist Health Medical Center
D.Min., Asbury Theological Seminary
M.R.E., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., Belmont University
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Kay Hardin has served as Staff Chaplain of Baptist Health with specific clinical assignments at Baptist Health-North Little Rock. For five of those years she designed and taught “Spiritual Perspectives in Health Care”—a core curriculum course for all student nurses and allied health students at Baptist Health Schools Little Rock. She also teaches quarterly spiritual leadership training for new clinical/administrative managers at Baptist Health. Prior to chaplaincy Dr. Hardin was Associate Baptist Campus minister at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. And prior to Baylor she worked as the assistant editor of The Student magazine for the National Student Ministry Department of LifeWay Publishers in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Hardin grew up in Nashville and has family in Tennessee and in Northwest Arkansas. She loves hiking mountain trails (except for those few stormy hours on the Appalachian Trail one time), exploring in shops, meeting new people, and eating different food in quaint little places, feasting on fresh cherry cobbler, playing Farkle (hardly ever wins), and bursting out in occasional song. She is challenged by the Christian views of Shane Claiborne, Eugene Peterson, Susan Howatch’s Christian-formation fiction novels, Philip Yancey, Brennan Manning, N.T. Wright, and Barbara Brown Taylor’s books of sermons.