“As a chaplain I desire to serve others through a presence of comfort. I feel privileged when I am welcomed into a patient’s room. My faith tradition is central to my identity, yet when I am able to transcend traditions, and connect with a patient, it is spiritual.”
Priscilla A. Eskridge, chaplain
“Chaplaincy is an art that brings healing to individuals. Healing is accomplished through connectedness to patients and their loved ones, and by helping patients access their own areas of strength—to bring meaning and value through all the stages of life.”
Rabbi Avraham Rosenthal, chaplain
“My visits begin simply. I introduce myself saying, “I wanted to stop by to see how you are doing.” Such an invitation is unusual in the healthcare setting. I listen with my head and my heart. Into this sacred space of trust, patients express fear, gratitude, and blessing.”
Helen Carpenter Bodell, chaplain
"I view Clinical Chaplaincy as the healing of the soul. I feel honored to be with people during their most difficult times of life— to offer them spiritual healing and relief from distress and anxiety. The enormous value of pastoral care can not be overstated."
Imam Mufti Ikram ul Haq, chaplain
WHY CALL A CHAPLAIN?
Chaplains build connections between patients, families, and hospital staff for improved plans of care. They are a supportive presence, helping patients cope with new diagnosis, changes in treatment, and end of life concerns.
TCC is a fully accredited training site for Clinical Pastoral Education for Levels I & II CPE and Supervisory Education. We offer extended and summer units throughout the year as well as an annual residency.