Spiritual Services Staff

Dwaine Habrat, Chaplain Associate

“As chaplain I am called to provide support and prayer to patients, family and staff in all types of situations.  I meet them at a time when they may feel the most vulnerable and uncertain of the future.  To be able to reassure them of God's love and care not only brings emotional comfort; it can also be an important part of the total physical treatment plan as well.  I pray that I may be the heart, hands and voice of Jesus and act as his servant as I minister.”
I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to minister in a faith-filled environment.
Favorite prayer or passage: “Give thanks to the Lord who is good, his love endures forever.”  Psalm 106:1; “Be still and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:10


Janet Jacoby, Chaplain, Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital

“As a chaplain, I believe I am called to journey with patients, families, staff in their times of crisis and illnesses.  I am privileged to bring the presence of Christ to each person.  Sometimes that presence may involve listening to their stories, or praying with them, or being silent with them and could even include humor.  Accepting the person in their faith life without judgment and honoring their spirituality is vital to caring for the whole person.”

I appreciate the variety in my hospital ministry. Each day presents new challenges with patients, family and staff. I feel blessed to have a job in which I am able to use my gifts to serve and I love coming to work each day.

Favorite passages: “Be still and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:10 and “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God.”  Romans 8:28


Father Dennis Lynch, Priest chaplain, Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital

“I believe in providing compassionate personal presence and offering reverent prayer and support to patients, their families and staff. The variety of personal contacts with the patients and great co-workers.”

Favorite passage: Jesus said: I was sick and you came to visit me! (Matt. 25)


Julie Meadows, Chaplain Associate

"As a chaplain, I am called to be the calm in the eye of the storm; to be a tender, caring, listening and hopeful presence who helps to meet the needs of patients, families and staff caught up in moments of tumultuous spiritual, emotional and physical concern. I believe that each person who enters these facilities has the right to be met and cared for in full - beyond the work they do, the treatment they receive or the familial role they play in the moment. I feel privileged to be with, and learn from, each person of good will who contributes to this environment of peace and healing."

Favorite passage: The Letter to the Hebrews, Chapter 10, select verses: "By the new and living way opened for us . . . let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope, for he who made the promise is trustworthy.  Let us encourage one another [and] rouse one another to love and good works."



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