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Gordon "Santa Bham" Pugh, Guest Instructor

Gordon Pugh ("Santa Bham") made his first appearance as Santa over 30 years ago at a local mall in the Birmingham area.  Since then, he has worked regularly with sick, injured and chronically ill children, both as Santa, and in his professional career as chaplain, counselor and therapist. 
As Chaplain of Children's Hospital of Alabama, where he has worked since 1999, Gordon is experienced in child development and understands children’s special circumstances. He brings with him a wealth of information that is of tremendous benefit to the Santa community in terms of visiting children who are chronically or terminally ill.
A seasoned public speaker, Gordon has regularly presented at the Association of Professional Chaplains Conference, the Pediatric Chaplains Network Annual Forum, the Alabama Chaplains Association, as well as various universities, hospitals and hospice facilities.
Gordon received his Masters of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1988 and his Masters of Philosophy degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland in 1990.
Gordon is a Board Certified Chaplain with Association of Professional Chaplains, serving three terms on the Professional Ethics Commission and is a member of the Pediatric Chaplains Network, and Alabama Chaplains Association.  His work has been published in various psychiatric nursing textbooks.
Gordon's volunteer community service positions include Boy Scouts of America (Scoutmaster) and Board Member of Alabama Abuse Counseling Center.
Gordon is looking forward to offering his unique perspective, as both a Santa and a professional in the children's healthcare industry, so that we may provide the most meaningful Santa experience possible to ill children and their families.

Based out of the metro-Atlanta, Georgia area, the Northern Lights Santa Academy serves Santa Clauses, Mrs. Clauses and Santa's Helpers in the Southeastern United States, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. For more information about our Santa school, please contact us.  

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