Chaplain Partnership is an institution striving to improve well-being and mindful living through the integration of spiritual care. Our approach begins by establishing an atmosphere that highlights the value and individualism that each employee brings to the team. Our program is tailored to the specific needs of each institution, implementing wellness programs for employees, while also delivering a robust coverage of spiritual care.
Empowered by the Gospel, the mission of Chaplain Partnership is to bring the promise of hope, healing, wholeness and balance to persons experiencing the blessings and brokenness of human life.
The vision of Chaplain Partnership is to expand our services of spiritual care and wellness in the workplace, including a robust educational program that creates opportunities for businesses to
enhance their workforce, and healthcare systems to optimize the care offered to their patients.
Since 1914, Chaplain Partnership has been the spiritual face of healthcare in northern Ohio, providing a compassionate, nonjudgmental, listening presence to people in need — but our story begins even before 1914 in St. Louis. It was there that the “city mission” movement began. In this movement, German Lutherans reached out in ministry to the human needs of those they encountered in hospitals and prisons. The movement spread to Chicago, Buﬀalo and then Cleveland with the organization of the Evangelical Lutheran City Mission Society of Cleveland on November 3, 1914.
Our name has evolved over time as the organization has grown: of particular note is our official incorporation by the state of Ohio in 1957 as the Lutheran Institutional Ministry Society of Greater Cleveland, and our adoption in 1974 of the name Lutheran Chaplaincy Service of Greater Cleveland. Then, because we are an ecumenical organization that ministers in an interfaith context, in 2013 we updated our business name to Chaplain Partnership. Despite the fact that our name has changed over the years, our mission “to bring the promise of hope, healing, wholeness and balance to persons experiencing the blessings and brokenness of human life” has always remained the same.