About Chaplaincy Health Care

About Us

The team from Chaplaincy Health Care focuses on the entire person – their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We guide, comfort and care for people experiencing serious illness, end of life, behavioral health issues, personal crisis and grief.

Our heritage of compassion began in 1971 when a group of local churches in the Tri-Cities area established a program with one chaplain to provide outreach to people not being served in jails and nursing homes, and people coping with dying or the loss of a loved one. Incorporated in 1974, we added more chaplains and volunteers during the next decade and, in 1981, we accepted our first hospice patient.

Chaplaincy Health Care has continually honed our medical expertise with a significant number of board-certified clinical team members and a high ratio of RNs, social workers and chaplains to provide guidance, care and comfort with the highest standards of excellence.

Our desire is for our entire community – patients, families and other healthcare providers – to know Chaplaincy Health Care as the vast resource and partner we are for hospice services, palliative care, behavioral health, chaplain services and grief support.

Chaplaincy Health Care is a nonprofit organization and assists all individuals in need throughout our service area in the Mid-Columbia region of southeast Washington. Our work is supported by individuals, businesses, foundations, local service clubs and communities of faith.

Our Purpose

Living out God's call to comprehensively ease suffering of body, mind and spirit during a crisis, when ill, at life's end or following a loss, with acts of compassion.

Our Mission

To serve others with exemplary spiritual, emotional and physical care.

Our Vision

Chaplaincy Health Care will be the recognized source for expert guidance, compassionate and spiritually-rooted care in times of crisis, grief and healing.

Our Values

  • Exemplary Client Care
  • Personal and spiritual growth
  • Supportive work environment
  • Connection with the community
  • Passion for the work
  • Humility

Board of Directors

Bob Rosselli, President
At Large Member

Bob Potter, Vice President
Member Congregation: All Saints’ Episcopal

Deborah Barnard
Co-Owner Barnard Griffin Winery
At Large Member

Syndee Sauceda Cavazos
Program Manager, Catholic Charities
Member Congregation: St. Joseph Catholic Parish

Lola Franklin
CEO Tri-City Association of Realtors
At Large Member

Adam Hrebeniuk
Executive Pastor, Columbia Community Church
Member Congregation: Columbia Community Church

Ron Kathren
Professor Emeritus (Retired) Washington State University
Member Congregation: Congregation Beth Shalom

Shelley Matta
Clinic Manager, Pediatrics for You
At Large Member

Scott Sax
Washington Closure Hanford
Member Congregation: Christ the King

John Serle
Member Congregation: Riverview Adventist

Quinn Smith
Physician, Columbia River Eye Center
Member Congregation: Shalom United Church of Christ

Farion Williams
Assoc. Dean of Clinical Education, WSU College of Medicine
At Large Member