Peter Maffly-Kipp, MDiv, BCC, LCSW

Peter Maffley-KippPeter W. Maffly-Kipp, MDiv, BCC, LCSW has been a Clinical Chaplain with the Department of Pastoral Care at UNC Hospitals since 1990. He received his BA in Cultural Studies at Bates College in 1978, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School in 1984, and a Master of Social Work from UNC in 1999. Peter has been an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ since 1987. He was a community organizer in Maine and Connecticut into the mid 1980’s, and helped develop the first housing program for persons living with HIV disease in Connecticut in 1988. He directed an inter-denominational social service project in Hartford from 1985-1989 providing directed financial assistance, food assistance, a soup kitchen and HIV housing services. Arriving in North Carolina in 1989, Peter continued his ministry to those living with HIV disease by assisting in the creation of several HIV housing options, and working as the HIV Chaplain at UNC Hospitals since 1990. Peter has been offering support groups focusing on spiritual themes in both the inpatient Eating Disorders unit and the Partial Program since 2004. He is licensed as a clinical chaplain and a social worker, and has developed numerous educational programs about ministry to people who struggle with persistent mental illness or substance abuse.