Board of Directors’ Annual Election

Chaplain Partnership held its annual meeting and elections on May 25. Special guest of the Board of Directors was Pastor Karl Biermann, Assistant to the Bishop, Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).   The following individuals were elected as officers for 2017-2018:   President: Barbara Hoekstra Lutheran Hospital (retired)   […]

Community Clergy Education Day

Congratulations to Chaplains Tricia Gilbert, Alice Walsh, Elyse Berry and Jim Vander Schuur for the success of their Third Annual Community Clergy Education Day held on April 27 at the Gemini Center in Fairview Park. This year’s topic was “When Your Congregants Are in Pain: What I Wished They Had Taught Me in Seminary.”   […]

Notes from the Executive Director

Well, winter’s done, spring was sprung, and here we are in summer. Time flies when you’re busy!   Currently we’re working on searches for two new chaplains and completing negotiations to add a position at a new hospital. We also recently enjoyed the opportunity to host a luncheon meeting with our chaplains and the members […]

President of the Board 2016 Annual Report

Dear Friends,   I’m happy to report that Chaplain Partnership enjoyed a number of exciting accomplishments over the course of the past year. Our new Healing Services program at Fairview Hospital has exceeded everyone’s expectations and is an unqualified success. We were also able to grow our part-time palliative care position at UH Cleveland Medical […]

Congratulations, Fr. David!

Here’s a great article about one of Chaplain Partnership’s finest, Fr. David Radzik! Congratulations, Fr. Dave, and best wishes for continued success!      

Your Caring Changes Lives

In 2016, because of you and your generosity, our chaplains were able to reach more than 48,000 patients, patient’s families, and hospital staff by offering a compassionate presence. Without you providing support, the spiritual healthcare of thousands would have gone neglected. Without you, the ministries of Chaplain Partnership would not have been a reality. Without […]

Notes from the Executive Director

I hope that you enjoyed a blessed holiday and holy day season and that 2017 is filled with peace, good health and prosperity.   As we begin the new year, it’s good to pause and reflect on the past year and to consider our course for the future. Last year, we were blessed with the […]

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

One good act leads to another. And the impact grows. Thanks to eligible members of Thrivent Financial, that’s what we’ve experienced through the Thrivent Choice program. Many of you directed Choice Dollars to Chaplain Partnership in 2016. $1,973 to be exact! Through your individual recommendation, you have helped to make a difference. The grant funding […]

In Memoriam – The Rev. Rick Warger

Our friend, colleague and past longtime executive director, the Rev. Rick Warger, went to meet the Lord on November 26, 2016. His dedication, good humor and kindness will be missed by all of us who were blessed to know him. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he was a colleague and friend to many. Rick was […]

2016 Faithful Servant Award

The Rev. Dennis Stylski was presented with Chaplain Partnership’s 2nd Annual Faithful Servant Award at their 8th Annual Brew Fest held October 13, 2016 at Market Garden Brewery. The Faithful Servant Award has a long tradition of recognizing distinguished service to the people of northeast Ohio through Lutheran-affiliated endeavors, whether they are based in congregations, […]