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.

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 […]

A Simple Gift Provides a Lifeline

Lutheran Hospital Chaplain Kathy Pforr shares a story that shows how LCS chaplains share the gift of Christ’s love. “I met Linda when she was a patient on the Behavioral Health Unit. She was alone in the world having lost all who were close to her as well as her home. She would not talk […]

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 […]

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