SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
2021 marks the 50th anniversary of Chaplaincy Health Care. Since the day in September of 1971 when four members of Richland Lutheran Church had an idea for a program that would provide outreach to people in jails and nursing homes, and people coping with dying or the loss of a loved one, we have worked hard to serve the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs our community.
Learn more about our history, decade by decade.
Our chaplains, circa 1978. Standing (left–right): Kent Schaufelberger, Gary Rose, John Moody. Seated: Richard Nordgren and Cathy Herderiey
The story of the Chaplaincy was once summarized as follows, “…our Lord threw together the elemental gifts of a small group of people, stirred them together and flung this fledging ministry into the community.” On April 25, 1971 Pastor Gedde, of Richland Lutheran...
“The Chaplaincy provides an opportunity for connection and flow of communication between the medical community, the religious community and the social services community.”
– Rev. John Moody, 1973