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Spiritual care

Being in the hospital can come with both stress and a mix of emotions. Our professionally trained chaplains are available to support the spiritual and emotional needs of our patients, their loved ones and our staff.

Chaplains minister to all individuals, on an ecumenical and non-denominational basis, in conjunction with all belief systems and faiths, or none at all. They are integral members of your care team, seeking to promote holistic health and healing.

Chaplain services

Our chaplains are here to:

  • Provide in-hospital, bedside, spiritual and emotional support
  • Provide support through prayers, reflections, rituals and sacraments, as requested
  • Listen to your concerns about an illness, hospitalization, procedure or diagnosis
  • Support family members experiencing feelings of grief and loss
  • Assist with end-of-life decisions and consideration of ethical matters
  • Contact community clergy or faith groups on your behalf
  • Manage crises in times of emergencies

Find comfort in our chapels

Our hospital chapels are always open and available for persons of all faiths to use for prayer, meditation or time away. Families of loved ones are encouraged to use the chapel as a source of quiet and comfort during times of crisis and need.

Meet our chaplains


  • Benjamin Danielson
    Manager of Chaplaincy Services
    Chaplain: Javon Bea Hospital–Rockton
    815.971.6235

  • Kris Delmore
    Chaplain: Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside

  • Gregory Nicholl, MDiv, BCC
    Chaplain: Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center–Janesville

Contact a chaplain

Chaplains are available Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm. To contact a chaplain during those hours, call the hospital operator and ask them to page the on-call chaplain. The operator numbers are:

After hours, please call and leave a message and a chaplain will return your call as soon as possible.

Become a volunteer chaplain