About Rev. Sally Pelinka Miller

By: Administrator,

Rev. Sally Pelinka Miller comes to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital from Advocate Good Samaritan. Sally is married with three children. She is ordained with the United Church of Christ and has served as a chaplain in several hospital settings including Level 1 Trauma Centers and a Rehabilitation Hospital. Rev. Miller has been with Advocate for almost a decade and finds meaning and joy in working with Chaplain Interns and Residents within the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program. 

Supervising and educating students is Reverend Miller’s life work and calling. It entails the review of clinical work through creative presentation formats like verbatim, reflective writings and role play. The work uses a clinical model of learning which invites learners to act, reflect and act again. CPE gives participants opportunities for practical theologizing, self reflection and professional transformation.

When Sally is not working with residents and interns you might find her playing the piano or cello, singing in her church choir or walking her dog, Luna Lou, a 115 pound Irish Landseer Newfoundland. Sally also loves to read and write and has written a handful of inspirational books for women. She occasionally speaks for women’s groups and sometimes offers pulpit supply at local churches. A former music teacher, Sally taught music to hundreds of students within Barrington’s Unit School District 220. A music school graduate from Northwestern University in Evanston, Sally incorporates her love of music, the arts and creativity in her ministry and in her work with students.