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"Wake Div has impacted us both personally and professionally, equipping us
to integrate spirituality and medicine in holistic ways that benefit both
patients and medical practitioners," says Roxanne Marterre
(MDiv '17, P '19).
Roxanne is a retired United Methodist minister who uses contemplative
practices and mystical thought to guide surgeons and medical students in
mitigating burnout and to nurture deeper connection in cross-cultural
encounters with patients. Her spouse, Buddy Marterre (MDiv '17, P '05), is
a surgeon in palliative care, where he integrates spirituality into his
medical practice, particularly during end-of-life cases.
Roxanne explains, "Our cherished experience at Wake Div permeates all of
our work, forming the beautiful and necessary scaffolding for our
ministries to evolve and help others find deeper meaning in very difficult
life and death situations.
"Wake Div is special to us for many reasons. We met, fell in love, and
married there. This is why, following our wedding in Davis Chapel on
campus, we knew immediately that we wanted to support the School of
Divinity. It was important to us to give others who desire to integrate
spirituality and medicine a financial boost via scholarship opportunities.
Making Wake Div a beneficiary of our IRA was one small way that we can both
give back to our amazing theological home, and give forward into the future
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