Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Barrett Rudd

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A former chair of the Broadmead Board of Trustees, Barrett Rudd knew that when he moved to a retirement community, he would pick Broadmead.

After 8 years as campus pastor to Presbyterian students at Penn State University, Barrett was called to be associate pastor at Towson Presbyterian Church in 1969. During that time, he had become interested in clinical pastoral work and, taking courses and working at Spring Grove State Hospital, Barrett obtained certification in 1977 as a supervisor in clinical pastoral education (CPE). He then obtained a DMin degree in CPE at Lancaster Theological Seminary in a program that he helped found. In 1974, Barrett accepted a position at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital as its first chaplain and director of pastoral care, a position in which he stayed for the next 22 years, until he retired in 1996.

After retirement, he created a program, CPE of Baltimore, that placed theological students in clinical pastoral positions at Sinai, St. Joseph, and the Johns Hopkins hospitals. He also added a CPE program at the Hopkins Hospital for local theological students and pastors.

Barrett was on the Broadmead board from 1991 to 2000 for a 9-year term. He rejoined the board in 2011, becoming chair in 2013. Much of the work on the current Master Plan happened on his watch.

Born in Temple, TX, Barrett returned with his family to Reidsville, NC, and then moved to New York City in 1939. Sent to Blair Academy in New Jersey, Barrett discovered a passion for singing. He sang in the Blair choir and later, while a student at Lehigh University, in the university and church choirs, experiences that led him to the ministry and Princeton Theological Seminary.

Barrett has two children from a first marriage, Bradley and Jennifer, and a stepdaughter, Leslie, from his marriage to Ann. Ann passed away in 2016. He has three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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