Spiritual Care & Interfaith Chaplaincy
Whether in hospice, a hospital room, an emergency department or an ICU, patients and families, as well as their caregivers all benefit from compassionate and skilled spiritual care. Spirituality means different things to different people, and so I continue to explore the various ways that human beings express it - through varieties of religious faiths, through art and music, through their way of being with animals and in nature. In addition to my theological and liturgical education and ordination as a minister in the United Church of Christ, I have completed a residency in interfaith hospital chaplaincy, focusing on trauma, geriatric, pediatric & adolescent, and palliative care. I have integrated my experience in literature, music, and theatre, as well as the visual arts, into my practice with doctors and staff, along with patients and their families. I have an abiding interest in the arts of liturgy and am available to work with families on services of celebration.- weddings, baptisms - and of remembrance, in funerals and memorials.