Welcome Aboard, Howard!

Chaplain Partnership is pleased to announce that Howard Chavalia has joined its Administrative Staff as the new Director of Development & Community Relations, effective March 19, 2014. A former member of the Board of Directors and a past president of the agency, Howard brings a great understanding of the organization and a sincere appreciation of […]

Call for Candidates

This year, Chaplain Partnership turns 100! As with any organization, reaching a centennial anniversary is a great cause for celebration. In preparation for our annual meeting in May, and as part of our annual cycle, we are trying to build the strongest Board of Directors possible to help set the course for our next century […]

Board Member Spotlight – June Carmean

June Carmean is a new Chaplain Partnership board member. June recently retired from her position as Director of Quality and Accreditation at Lutheran Hospital. She worked over 41 years in various positions at Lutheran, Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals. June shared that during her more than 10 years working as an emergency room nurse she saw […]

Board Member Spotlight

LCS Board member, Gloria Picket is Operations Manager for Women’s Re-Entry Network (WREN), a program of Community Re-Entry at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry. She has been involved with Women’s Re-Entry Network for 17 years and, when asked what gives her satisfaction in her position she said, “I enjoy the opportunity given to me over the years […]

Board Member Spotlight – Carol Santalucia

LCS board member Carol Santalucia, President of Santalucia Group, LLC, is a seasoned healthcare leader with a passion and commitment for enhancing the patient experience. After 28 years in various service excellence and leadership roles at The Cleveland Clinic, Carol began her own healthcare consulting practice where she works with healthcare organizations to help them […]

Board Member Spotlight – Howard Chavalia

Past board president, Howard K. Chavalia, CLU, ChFC is a Financial Associate for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. He began his service with LCS in 2001, served until 2007 and then returned to the board in 2010. He currently brings his talent and skills to the finance committee and name change committee. When asked about his […]

Board Member Spotlight: Nancie Smith

Board member Nancie Smith has been on the LCS Board of Directors since 2005. During this time she has served as Vice President of the board, Chairperson of the Development Committee and member of the Governance Committee. Reflecting on her service to LCS, Nancie said, “Chaplains are compassionate people providing an invaluable ministry to people […]

Board Member Spotlight: Lee Irving

LCS board member Lee Irving has a deep affection for the ministry of LCS and the work of chaplains. “Having a chaplain available to anyone who is in need of bodily healing from an illness or injury is a blessing, and the chaplain is a reminder to us all that we are more than just […]

President of the Board 2009 Annual Report

It is my pleasure to serve the Chaplain Partnership as the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Last year was filled with many changes for the agency and board. There was a major update to our governance model and corporate structure last spring. LCS now has moved from having many congregations as its […]

Board Member Spotlight: Jonathan Reitz

Jonathan Reitz, Chief Executive Officer of CoachNet Global Ministries, is the newest member of the LCS Board of Directors. CoachNet Global Ministries partners with Christian leaders around the globe to assist them in finding and developing strong leaders to start and expand healthy churches. Reitz brings more than 15 years of ministry experience to the […]