Wendell Scanterbury,MDiv, CMC


Director of Pastoral Care

Wendell Scanterbury - Director of Pastoral Care

There is meaning even within the most challenging circumstances.

CTCA Philadelphia
Spiritual Support
Advanced degrees:
Bachelor of Science, Pastoral Ministry - Nyack College, New York, NY
Master of Divinity, Urban Mission - Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, PA
Certified Master Chaplain – American Board for Certification in Homeland Security

“Cancer touches the entire family. Our team never forgets that,” says Rev. Wendell Scanterbury, Director of Pastoral Care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia

Rev. Scanterbury began his theological education at Nyack College, in New York, where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministry. He then completed his Master of Divinity, focused on Urban Mission, at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. In addition, Rev. Scanterbury has completed self-initiated courses in management and workplace innovation at CTCA®.

From 1999 to 2005, Rev. Scanterbury was Senior Pastor with Ecclesia Deliverance Ministries in Brooklyn, NY. His service there focused largely on outreach and community support. As a Ministry Associate at a community church in Philadelphia from 2008 to 2012, Rev. Scanterbury led worship, prayer and sacraments, and provided support for the congregation as a whole. He currently serves as a counselor and therapist in marriage and family.

"No individual is an isolated existence, and so care cannot effectively be provided without considering and appreciating their larger context," he says.

Rev. Scanterbury joined CTCA in Philadelphia in 2007, and became Director of Pastoral Care there in 2014, after four years as Supervisor of Pastoral Care. He provides guidance and direction for the pastoral team, as well as spiritual support and education for patients, caregivers and clinicians. His work often focuses on addressing the impact of cancer on families.

In 2014, Rev. Scanterbury received the Sacred Heart Award from the Central Pennsylvania Coalition United to Fight Cancer, and was awarded the Community Honoree Award by the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network in November 2016. He is a Certified Master Chaplain through the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security and is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Association of Professional Chaplains. He has been interviewed on radio, television and in print about spiritual support as part of cancer care.

When he is not at CTCA, Rev. Scanterbury enjoys theater, spending time with his family, reading, hiking and being with nature.

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