Announcing New Area Director/Pastor for TCMDA


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A Note from our new TCMDA Area Director – Pastor Corey Whittaker

Next Steps

Throughout our lives, there are times when we see God’s plans clearly, and other times when we feel like we are in the wilderness. One of the things I have been delving into for the past few years is the concept of God’s sovereignty. At TCMDA, this is one of those times where God is moving the pieces around for the plans He has next. I am excited to be one of those pieces. I also know that the Lord has some great ministry ahead for Paul. 

I feel blessed and privileged to be asked to enter into this ministry. The Executive Council has been very welcoming and encouraging and I look forward to serving with them. Paul has done an amazing job growing this ministry and loving those he works with. I am ready to listen and learn from him as I get underway.

I come to you with a desire to serve, to encourage and to empower. I hope to help students and practitioners alike in whatever ways help you to live lives more fully for Christ. I have been in ministry for 27 years with youth and adults and will provide any training, leadership, service or counseling that helps you be the men and women of God that He calls you to be.

Finally, on the personal side, I am happily married (23 years) and have a son at NC State and a daughter starting at UNC Charlotte in the fall. I love to hike, play volleyball, read, and watch football. I grew up outside of Washington, DC but have lived in Durham for the past 17 years. I look forward to meeting as many folks as I can in the next several months and I am excited to be working with Paul over the next 2 months. 

Looking forward to meeting you and serving the Lord with you through TCMDA!




New TCMDA Ministry to Victims of Human Trafficking. We Need Your Help and Skills.

Are you a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, nurse, physician's assistant, optometrist, dental lab owner, durable medical equipment supplier, child health and safety retailer who is concerned about victims of human trafficking? Have you ever wondered how to get involved in providing direct services to trafficked victims? We need you.

TCMDA is pleased to announce a new effort to provide medical, dental, and other health services and safety equipment to victims of human trafficking. We are collaborating with Project Fight of the Salvation Army and Project Access. In our initial stages, we will be focusing on the Triangle region of North Carolina.

Project FIGHT (Freeing Individuals Gripped by Human Trafficking) provides comprehensive case management for victims of human trafficking found in North Carolina, and works to generate education and awareness about human trafficking in the community.

We even have a dedicated email address.

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What Is Triangle Christian Medical & Dental Associations?

Triangle Christian Medical & Dental Associations (TCMDA) is the central North Carolina local ministry group of the national organization Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA).  We care for Christian healthcare students and practitioners in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding areas.  Our mission statement is:

 “Cultivating and discipling the Christian healthcare community to integrate faith in practice”  

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CMDA’s The Point: December 2017

Medical ethics: Bedrock oaths versus zeitgeist barometers    

Treating the New Chronic Pain Patient          

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Cmda's The Point:

An electronic news publication of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations. Each edition features breaking news stories in bioethics, a short commentary by a CMDA expert and links to more information and resources. With CMDA's "the point", you can stay up-to-date with what is happening in public policy, healthcare and medical ethics.


TCMDA’s Faith in Practice Posts of Interest



“Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing..’” (Luke 23:34, NIV 1984).

I was accused unjustly by a colleague at work this week and could not get it out of my mind. No matter how many times I gave it to the Lord, it bounced back in. I know I’ll eventually put on my big-boy pants and get over it, but right now it sticks like chewed gum to my imagination as I develop all kinds of future scenarios where I will come out victorious. It reminds me of the time my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Baumgartner, accused me of lying in front of the class when I asked her to correct a miss-graded answer on my test. That memory never left me and this resentment just won’t let go.

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