Meet our Clinical Pastoral Residents 2019-2020

Harris Health System Clinical Pastoral Residents

Windell Gill, Ordained Baptist Pastor

Hometown: La Porte, TX

About: Windell Gill is an ordained Baptist pastor and a native of Houston Texas. He earned his Graduate Diploma in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX in 1996 followed by Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages from the same institution in 1998. He later pursued a Master of Science in Education at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, TX in 2005. He has also earned a Doctor of Education degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. 2014 He brings with him a rich experience of a senior pastor to a local church congregation for several years, also volunteered chaplain with La Porte Police department among other trainings that is valuable for chaplain residency training.

Detoma Dawson, Itinerate Elder

Hometown: Houston, TX

About: Detoma Dawson is an Itinerate Elder with the African Methodist Episcopal Church denomination for more than 19 years. She earned her Master of Arts in Counseling at Prairie View A&M University in 2011, a Master of Divinity at Howard University in 2001 and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Texas at San Antonio in 1997. Detoma has served as a spiritual care counselor at both Reid Temple AME church and Glendale Massachusetts, a Crisis care counselor at Prince George Hospital, Cheverly, Maryland and also taught in the Aldine and Houston Independent school districts for over 15 years. Detoma is currently shifting her ministry vocation to become a fulltime hospital chaplain.

Kory Fontenot, Ordained Minister

Hometown: Houston, TX

About: Kory Fontenot is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Free Church of America. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Morehouse College, Atlanta Georgia in 2007. He later pursued and graduated with Master of Divinity degree from Liberty University Lynchburg Virginia in 2018. Kory has the experience of an instructor at Houston Community College where he taught Curriculum design, Billing and Coding plus various IT courses. He has also coached students especially disadvantage ones at Nolan Junior high, Pearland TX on topics such as Digital photography and leadership development. In the recent years he has served and continues to serve as the Missions Pastor of Harvest Point fellowship Church of Pearland, Texas.

Dexter Phillips, Lay Catholic Minister

Hometown: La Brea, Trinidad

About: Dexter Phillips is a lay Catholic minister who born and partly raised in Trinidad, St Coix, Virgin Island and finally settled in Baytown Texas at an early age. He studied Psychology at San Jacinto College then transferred to University of Houston where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1992. He enrolled at the same institution where he successfully completed his studies in Social work and earning a Master of Social work degree in 1999. He worked as a Social worker/Discharge Planner at the Methodist Hospital Baytown and later as Nursing home administrator for several years. In reshe call of ministry vocation Dexter applied to be accepted into the Master of Arts in Theological studies and later graduated from Houston’s Graduate School of theology. He is currently making vocational transition to become a health chaplain under the direction and guidance and endorsement of the Catholic diocese of Houston, Texas.