Carol Morrill Hartman was born to a Unitarian family in New England, she graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in History and Art. She received her Masters in Divinity from Yale University. She was ordained to the Unitarian Universalist ministry in May 1980.
For the next 20+ years she worked in the area of social change managing various social service agencies. She developed a Women’s Center and Domestic Violence Program under Dartmouth College, Directed the Teacher Education Department for the Department of Education in Vermont. She moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to direct a Child Care Referral and Advocacy Agency. There she founded and published a 20 to 30 page tabloid monthly 25,000 copy newspaper for parents and educators of young children. She sold the paper and became the director of Programming for the Washtenaw County Community Action Agency. That job included directing a 500 child Head Start Program.
She later settled in Florida after spending 2 years driving an 18 wheeler tractor trailer for Swift Transportation. She began her career as a Hospice Chaplain at the Hospice of South West Florida, renamed Tidewell Hospice, in 2002. While there she took 2 extended CPE units at James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa and in 2007 left Florida to do a year long CPE residency at the VA Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana.
She came to Portland/Vancouver in February 2008 to be the Full time Hospice Chaplain for the Kaiser Permanente Hospice and Palliative Care Program in Clark County. She continues in that position. She lives in Vancouver with her husband, Vernon Hartman. Carol is the mother of 4 and has 8 grandchildren.