LCS Provides Valuable Service: Continuing Education

When our chaplains are asked what they value most about being connected to LCS, our outstanding continuing education opportunities usually top the list. Finding continuing education offerings that are both applicable and affordable to chaplains can be a challenge. That is one reason why every staff meeting includes a component of continuing education. The topics […]

Chaplain Kathleen Kolbe Re-Certified

In December 2009, Chaplain Kathleen Kolbe was re-certified as a chaplain through the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. Kolbe serves as a chaplain at MetroHealth Medical Center in a pediatric unit, two surgical intensive care units, stroke rehab, brain injury rehab, general medicine unit and outpatient oncology. She also ministers in MetroHealth’s long term care […]

Chaplain Sarah Naber Samson Certified by APC

In November 2009, Sarah Naber Samson was Board Certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains after a lengthy application process and an interview with other certified chaplains in Toledo. Samson serves as a chaplain at MetroHeath Medical Center to oncology, pediatric and adult units. She also provides spiritual support at MetroHealth’s Old Brooklyn long term […]

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 […]

Infant Burial Outfits Hand Sewn by LCS Auxiliary Volunteers

Two volunteers from the LCS Auxiliary are sewing and packaging burial garments for infants as part of “Diana’s Angels Project.” Miriam Bohning ordered the patterns from “Diana’s Angels Project.” Miriam and Verna Steinbrenner started sewing and recently took 50 infant burial sets to Chaplain Wayne Brass at MetroHealth Medical Center. “When I first saw the […]

Celebrating a Rare Baptism

Our hospital chaplains frequently do baptisms. Chaplains serving in skilled care facilities rarely have that privilege. Chaplain Julie Thoms tells the story of a recent baptism at The Good Shepherd, a skilled care facility in Ashland that is a part of Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio. Doug and Peg Phinney and Michael Lifer are […]