Dedicated to Hospice Chaplains
are very important to Hospice care and a very special group of volunteers is Hospice
Chaplains. We asked the chaplain for Meadowlark Hospice to share with us what
it means to serve as our Hospice Chaplain.
would have ever thought that helping people face death would make one feel more
alive? Yet that has been my experience as a chaplain for Meadowlark Hospice. Whenever
called upon, I enter into the death process, yet sharing the hope of eternal life
in Jesus Christ.
is a privilege I hold dear...ministering to people facing the end of their earthly
lives, encouraging them and their families to draw their strength from the Lord.
the Hospice staff and volunteers is also a great privilege. I have come to appreciate
their devotion to people, enabling them to die with dignity, as painlessly as
possible, in familiar surroundings, with those they love.
think about dying a lot more than I used to, but I don't think of it in quite
the same way now. Far from being morbid, it is such a meaningful time in which
human life can be appreciated and valued for what is is: a gift of God."
Dan Kline, Meadowlark Hospice, Clay Center, Kansas
by Donna Swanger, North Carolina
would like to recognize other Hospice Chaplains. We encourage you to e-mail
us with the name of your local Hospice and the chaplain who serves them and
we will honor them on this page.
Hospice in Indianapolis, Indiana
Tony Schommer - Jeff Bower - Carman Jones
St. Francis Hospital
in Indianapolis, Indiana
In Hand Hospice in Emporia, KS
Cochran, M Div. - Donnita Payne-Hostetler, M Div.
Co. Hospice in Abiline, KS
Rev. Rick Saylor - Rev. Robert Frasier
Hospice Inc. in Wichita, KS
Tom Davis, Deedee Evans and Ron Keith
of Salina in Salina, KS
Jack Ropp, Mdiv. - John Daly, Mdiv.
of Reno Co. Inc. in Hutchinson, KS
Frederick J. Obold, Mdiv.
Services Inc. in Phillipsburg, KS
Pastor Joel hiesterman - Pastor Katherine
Yarnell - Pastor Glenn Davisson
Sister Marilyn Wall - Pastor Scott Grimshaw
- Pastor Jon Shonebarger
of America Hospice in Kansas City, MO
Chaplain Annie Hedquist - Chaplain