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Spiritual care

  • Our mission

    Rooted in theological integrity and sacred traditions we minister to the human condition to foster individual and corporate healing, meaning, and hope.

    Our scope of practice

    • quality spiritual care - responding to the deepest healing needs of patients and their loved ones through spiritual assessment, care, and counseling in collaboration with health care staff
    • clinical education for ministry - promoting a relationship between the hospitals & clinics and the religious community by developing competent, moral, and spiritually sensitive pastoral leaders
    • leadership in ethics - promoting values of a just society with the hospital, health system and broader community

    A chaplain is always available to patients, families and staff at Mercy. An integral part of the health care team, chaplains provide an interfaith ministry, nurturing patient values and beliefs and encouraging a more holistic approach to health care. Chaplains are available to patients and their loved ones in times of vulnerability-listening to hopes and fears, reconnecting people to their sources of strength and meaning, and transforming through prayer and ritual.

    Staff chaplains at Mercy are (or are in process of becoming) board certified in the Association of Professional Chaplains. A Roman Catholic priest chaplain is also available for ministry to Catholic patients. At Mercy, the chapels are conveniently located on the main floor and are always open for prayer and meditation. If you want to reach the Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education office, please call 763-236-8738.

    Clinical Pastoral Education at Mercy Hospital

    Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) students are an important part of the Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education Department at Mercy. They also minister to patients, families, and staff as part of their educational program. CPE is an experiential form of theological education in clinical settings. Accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, the Allina Health CPE Center trains chaplain students on each of the Allina Health metro hospital campuses.

    For more information about CPE, visit the Allina CPE web site, email us, or call 612-863-1304.

  • Spiritual care staff

    Rev. Shelley Dugan

    Rev. Jodi Barry

    Rev. Alexandra George

  • Contact us

    Call 763-236-8979

    Spiritual care