Shop Amazon on Cyber Monday and They’ll Donate to Chaplain Partnership!

This Cyber Monday, do your regular Amazon shopping at and AmazonSmile donates to The Lutheran Chaplaincy Service of Greater Cleveland d/b/a Chaplain Partnership. AND at no extra cost to you!

Food for thought from Sacred Space

Since spiritual wellness is all about being aligned with the Spirit, we should ask, What is God fired up about? I think he is most fired up by selfless love. Mercy. Compassion. Justice. God’s great imagination envisions a world in which the hungry are fed, the thirsty are given drink, the sick are tended to, […]

Wanted – Director of Pastoral Care

DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL CARE Chaplain Partnership is seeking a Director of Pastoral Care for University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, a 1,032-bed tertiary medical center specializing in adult/pediatric medical and surgical specialties. UH Cleveland Medical Center is an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University and together, they form the largest center for biomedical research in the […]

News of Note

Chaplain Partnership welcomes (back!) Chaplain Mary Timko, who started serving on a permanent basis at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center in July. Over the last few years, Mary has assisted Chaplain Partnership by filling in for chaplains who needed coverage if they were out for vacation or extended medical leave. She also served as a CP […]

Notes from the Executive Director

“In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October, when the trees are bare to the mild heavens, and the red leaves bestrew the road, and you can feel the breath of winter, morning and evening – no days so calm, so tenderly solemn, and […]

Free Thanksgiving Dinner!

Since 1989, Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Route 82 and Abbey Road in North Royalton (11680 Royalton Road), has provided meals for the community on Thanksgiving Day. Once again they will be serving free turkey dinners continuously from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Thursday, November 22. A good meal is […]

New Board Members

Chaplain Partnership is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors, Bonnie J. Burnett, M.Div., BCC and Laura Rodriguez-Carbone, M.P.A. Both Bonnie and Laura have been elected to serve three-year terms. Bonnie Burnett received her B.A. in Music from Cleveland State University and her Master of Divinity was awarded by the University […]

Hurray for Chaplains

The people of Maine have spoken and that’s great news for the communities served by Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. The decision by the hospital last year to lay off its paid chaplains and replace them with volunteers struck a nerve with many who expressed their dismay that professional chaplains were not part of […]

National Spiritual Care Week 2018 – October 21 – 27, 2018

“The theme for Spiritual Care Week in 2018 is “Hospitality – cultivating time”. Spiritual care has a wonderful history of cultures and religions that build communities’ sense of support and meaning. This year’s theme continues the emphasis on hospitality with a focus on cultivating time. The welcoming and belonging associated with hospitality require time that […]

“It’s Getting Harder to Talk About God”

Here’s a very thought-provoking article by Jonathan Merritt from The New York Times‘ October 13, 2018 edition on the decline in our spiritual vocabulary and the increasing absence of conversations about religion in America.