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Meet Our Team

A health care chaplain has earned a college degree and been ordained by a religious group. Many chaplains also complete a residency or internship focused on ministering to those who are sick, injured or dying.
Chaplains at Deaconess are available 24 hours per day to help patients and families find comfort in times of uncertainty. They play a critical role in patient care by supporting emotional and spiritual needs regardless of a person’s faith tradition.
In addition to providing chaplaincy services, Deaconess offers a residency program for Clinical Pastoral Education which is currently seeking a new CPE educator. A group of resident chaplains spend one year with our specialists to learn the finer details of ministering in a hospital environment. Learn more about the residency program and other educational opportunities.
Margaret C. Matacale, CPE Coordinator

Margaret C. Matacale
CPE Coordinator

Ben Roberts
 Ben Roberts
 Staff Chaplain 

Sammie Smith
Staff Chaplain

Lori Leonhardt - Admin Assistant
Amy Hartig
Admin Assistant

Emily English, DSS Staff Chaplain, Not pictured
Carolyn Edwards, Staff Chaplain
Carolyn Edwards
 Staff Chaplain

 Phil Crofford, Staff Chaplain

Phil Crofford
Staff Chaplain

Patrick Wallace
Staff Chaplain
Veltri Taylor, Staff Chaplain
Veltri Taylor
DSS Staff Chaplain



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