UMC Seeks Chaplains to Minister to Hospital's Spiritual Needs

Katie Riley
Sept. 20, 2001

University Medical Center invites clergy and lay people of all faiths to participate in a volunteer corps of chaplains to minister to the spiritual needs of the hospital's patients, families and staff.

Will Tilley, UMC's staff chaplain, said the hospital would provide orientation and training to those who are unfamiliar with hospital ministry. These volunteers would visit patients, families and staff according to their experience, training and comfort level.

Tilley also is seeking clinically trained chaplains to provide pastoral care in the hospital's trauma center and in the intensive care units on nights and weekends. These chaplains would be paid a per diem fee. "We would look to them to provide spiritual support to patients and families facing traumatic injury or death. This type of ministry requires experience and special training," Tilley said.

Tilley invited anyone interested in providing paid or unpaid pastoral care at UMC to call him at 694-6826.

In addition, the UMC Foundation is accepting donations to help support pastoral care at University Medical Center. Donations should be sent to the UMC Foundation, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson AZ 85724.




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