Chaplains Installed

The Rev. Alice Walsh was installed as a chaplain at Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital, during a beautiful ceremony on October 27, 2011. Surrounded by family, friends and co-workers, the event was very special for all who attended.

Prior to Chaplain Alice’s installation, guests were treated to beautiful background music provided by her son, Joshua. Following welcoming remarks by The Rev. Dan Wenger, Director of Pastoral Care at Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals, and Joyce Arand, Director of Nursing, Women’s and Children’s Services at Fairview Hospital, The Rev. Tricia Gilbert, Staff Chaplain at Fairview Hospital, offered the Call to Worship and the Invocation, and later the Affirmation and Blessing of Pastoral Care Ministries. Others who served in the proceedings included The Rev. Ed Schwet, Catholic Chaplain at Fairview Hospital; Mark Laskey, Executive Director of Chaplain Partnership; and The Rev. Orlando Chaffee, District Superintendent, North Coast District, United Methodist Church.

On October 28, 2011, The V. Rev. Dennis Kristof was installed as chaplain at Lakewood Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital, during a moving installation ceremony presided over by His Grace Bishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. Other participants in the installation service included Jacqueline Nowlin, Director of Patient Care Services, Acute Care and Surgical Service at Lakewood Hospital; Deacon Ihor Mahlay of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma; Reader Gerald Largent of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Pro-Cathedral in Lakewood; and The Rev. Dan Wenger, Director of Pastoral Care at Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals.

In keeping with the traditions of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the participants chanted the installation’s prayers and responses. His Grace Bishop Daniel, himself a former military chaplain, offered a wonderful perspective on the role of chaplains and their ministries during his homily.

Congratulations on your installations, Chaplain Alice and Chaplain Dennis, and best wishes for every success in your ministries!

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