From the Executive Director, June 2011

First off, as the new Executive Director of Chaplain Partnership , I would like to thank the Search Committee, the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, the chaplains, our institutional partners and my administrative staff for the overwhelming support they have shown me since I came on board. LCS is a remarkable organization not only because of its extraordinary mission, but also because of the people associated with it. Once again, thank you for the hospitality you’ve extended to me.

Over the course of the coming months I will continue to visit our chaplains and our partner institutions. My goal is to shake hands with as many of our friends and supporters that I can and to look for opportunities to extend our services to patients, their families and institutional staffs in need.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to welcome Chaplains Tricia Gilbert (Fairview Hospital), Dennis Kristof (Lakewood Hospital), Melanie Sunderland (Ahuja Medical Center) and Alice Walsh (Fairview Hospital) to the LCS family. I wish you every success. Also, a collective thanks is in order to University Hospitals for the opportunity to partner with them. We look forward to the pleasure of our partnership for many, many years to come.

It’s also fitting to thank Stephanie Lankhorst, Esq., of Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg, for her years of service to LCS as an integral member of our Board of Directors, and to welcome Scott Robinson, also of Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg, to our Board of Directors. Many thanks to both of you!

I would welcome your suggestions and comments and the chance to speak with you regarding your experience with LCS. Please feel free to reach me in care of 216/737-0833 ext. 206 or via email at

Thanks again, and may God continue to bless you and your families with His boundless love.

Mark D. Laskey
Executive Director

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