Our Stories

For nearly a century, Chaplain Partnership has made it possible for people in need to receive the comfort of Christ’s love through our dedicated chaplains. Here are some of their stories.

“My smile has returned…”

Dear Rev. Walsh, Thank you doesn’t seem like enough words for the time that you spent with me. You came in the room to meet with my husband, but you found me! Our visit was uplifting and got me to spread my wings instead of continue to nest and not venture out. God is warming […]

Thank You from a Medical School Student

Dear Rev. Werner, It was a great privilege to be able to shadow you and watch you work today. The experience helps me as a medical student understand aspects of patients and their care that I may not be able to experience as well while wearing a white coat. Thank you very much for your […]

My Afternoon with a Chaplain

Recently I had the opportunity, and the privilege, of shadowing a chaplain for an afternoon. Having been associated with Chaplain Partnership for over 12 years now, I can’t believe that I hadn’t done this before. Boy, what an experience! I entered this with no pre-conceived thoughts – eyes wide open, if you will. I only […]

A View from Within

As a retired nurse, having spent the majority of my career in an inner city emergency department, I know firsthand the importance of the presence of a chaplain. The pace in the emergency department is rapid and it’s necessary to prioritize all tasks. Persons with life-threatening events obviously take priority. When taking care of the […]

Celebrating a Loved One’s Life

One morning in February, I was paged to come to the ER. Upon my arrival, the staff was working on an elderly woman trying to revive her. I met some family members and escorted them to the family waiting room. It was there that I got to know about the mother and grandmother in the […]

Stories of Hope and Healing

Stepping back into my office after a long morning of doing rounds on my various hospital units, I found a note taped to my door. It was a request from a young husband who asked that I visit with his wife. She was recently admitted and they were awaiting a diagnosis so that a plan […]

Spiritual Connection

This note was sent to UH Case Medical Center Chaplain Harry Werner. Dear Rev. Werner, It was so great meeting you, and visiting, and I wanted to thank you for all of your visits. Bob (name changed) really enjoyed your cheerful attitude. It pepped him up and he liked talking about the service. You have […]

Stories of Hope and Healing

There are many stories of hope and healing that we encounter everyday as hospital Chaplains. One in particular happened just recently. It may not be your usual story of hope, but is one that shows another, perhaps unfamiliar, side of chaplaincy.

‘Whoever Provides Those Portals of Prayer Saved My Life!’

Yesterday as I was sitting at my computer working on a project, there was a knock at my door. There stood a man with the kindest smile. He was clutching a Bible. He looked at me rather shyly and said, “I’m sorry to bother you, ma’am, but are you the Chaplain?”

Reconnected with His Mother, a Boy Finds Hope

Chaplain Ralph Hughley has worked at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center for the past 16 years and has been the face of Christ for thousands of youth who are at a crossroads with nowhere else to turn. The following story, in Chaplain Hughley’s own words, is an example of the connections made by chaplains […]

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