Christopher E. Carlton M.Div., M.S.

Emory Clergy Care Director


Christopher E. Carlton M.Div., M.S. is a United Methodist Clergyperson with over a decade of pastoral experience who is currently serving as the Interim Director of Emory Clergy Care.  Christopher did his undergraduate work at Emory and Henry College in Virginia.  He earned his M. Div. from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and his M.S. in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University.  Christopher is a licensed Associate Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and is a Nationally Certified Counselor.  Christopher has served as a senior pastor to small membership churches in both the Holston and North Georgia Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church, as a chaplain resident in the Emory Healthcare system and, most recently, as the Associate Pastor of Nurture ministries at Johns Creek United Methodist Church.  Christopher's wife, Deborah, is also a United Methodist Minister serving as senior pastor of a midsized church in North Georgia. Currently, Christopher is overseeing the outstanding programs of Emory Clergy Care as Interim Director until a permanent director is selected.  Under his watch, the high standards of care, confidentiality and service established by outgoing director, Dr. Fred Smoot, will be maintained.  Christopher is very happy to be a part of the Emory Clergy Care family and will strive to see that this vital program continues to offer all services, at the highest level, without missing a beat.








Cynthia L. Daniels

Emory Clergy Care Program Administrator


Cynthia L. Daniels serves as Program Administrator of Emory Clergy Care ( ECC ), an affiliate of the Emory Center for Pastoral Services and The United Methodist Church. Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Shorter College , Rome , Georgia . She is a nondenominational Christian with a deep understanding of the unique gifts and challenges of clergy persons and their families. Cynthia's passion is to share her talents in connecting people to needed resources, particularly when they are experiencing difficult transitions or crises. Cynthia admires the steadfastness, loyalty, and faith of biblical figures like Ruth who worked diligently on behalf of a people she chose to love and to serve. Her vocational perspective is also inspired by the prophets who stood in the breach for people seeking to communicate with God as they bridged the gaps between their human limitations and divine destinies. Cynthia is often the first person that visitors to Emory Clergy Care encounter. Her dedication to ministerial administration and professional hospitality is a key component of the service-oriented, people-centered mission of Emory Clergy Care.

Cynthia occupies a position at ECC that allows her to serve as a bridge for seminary students, acting clergy, and families in ministry as they access life and career support services through their lifespan. She has worked for 28 years in health care management, with the last eleven spent in her present role at ECC . Her areas of managerial expertise include cancer research, cardiology, and internal medicine. She currently performs an integral role in coordinating the psychological, pastoral counseling, clergy support and research programs offered by Emory Clergy Care. In this role she manages the day to day operations of the ECC , including financial organization and executive scheduling. She also functions as the liaison for the Stiles Bradley Fund administered through the Emory Center for Pastoral Services.






Carole Kant, Ph.D.

Emory Clergy Care Licensed Program Psychologist


Carole Kant, Ph.D is the Licensed Program Psychologist for Emory Clergy Care. She performs psychological assessments for clergy, conducts interviews, and provides consultation. An experienced interviewer and diagnostician, Dr. Kant is a former member of the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine, where she provided inpatient and outpatient services, including therapy and neuropsychological testing for the university community. She was employed as a School Psychologist by the School District of Fulton County and has worked with children, adolescents, and parents from many of the public and private schools in Atlanta as a private practitioner. Consistent with her philosophy that therapy and psychological testing complement each other, Carole continues to utilize her skills in both areas to provide individualized psychological services. As a therapist, she specializes in problems ranging from low self-esteem and depression to career counseling, life transitions, and aging. Her areas of assessment expertise include Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in adults, as well as children. She provides neuropsychological evaluations to assess learning, memory, and other cognitive problems, as well as evaluations of social-emotional functioning.

Dr. Kant earned her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania with a dual concentration in Counseling and School Psychology. She completed a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Certification as a School Psychologist at Temple University in Philadelphia . Carole is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Georgia . She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Georgia Psychological Association, and the American Association for Pastoral Care. Her Jewish faith tradition and depth of experience with clergy of all religious backgrounds provides Carole with a uniquely rich perspective on the pastoral aspects of her work. Carole approaches therapy as a partnership. Her clients appreciate her gentle, warm manner, as well as her belief that psycho-education is an essential part of the growth process. Her vision and talents are essential contributors to the top-notch service that Emory Clergy Care provides.