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 […]

Chaplain Mulba Borsay Approved for APC Certification

Chaplain Mulba Borsay was approved for board certification with the Association of Professional Chaplains in late January. His certification was recognized at the annual conference of the APC in April. In his 4 years as the Chaplain at Huron Hospital in East Cleveland, Borsay has become an integral member of the Palliative Care team and […]

Chaplain Don Rice Called to Serve in Dover

After serving as the Chaplain at St. Luke Lutheran Community in North Canton for over 7 years, Chaplain Don Rice has been called to serve as Pastor of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dover, Ohio. Rice began his new call on May 16th and was installed on June 20th.

Chaplain Rob Shores Retires

Chaplain Rob Shores retired from his position as Director of Spiritual Care at Medina Hospital in early March. During the search for a new Director, Chaplain Kate Valentine has been serving as part-time Interim Director. Chaplain Cynthia Danals has been serving as a part-time staff Chaplain.

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 […]

Senior Residents Bring Holiday Cheer to Families

MetroHealth’s Senior Health & Wellness Center residents brightened the holidays for Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit families, delivering 50 gift bags to patients on December 22. The residents, both long-term care and rehabilitation patients, decided to give back to the community as a result of a church group led by Chaplain Sarah Samson (standing […]

Juvenile Detention Center Honors Chaplain Ralph Hughley

The staff of the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center presented Chaplain Ralph Hughley with a plaque at the Christmas dinner for the residents held on December 15th. Chaplain Hughley was recognized for the 17 years that he has organized the dinner with the help of many area churches and individuals who donate food and serve […]

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 […]