Pastor Profile: Chaplains At Methodist Hospital

Katy Christian Magazine enjoys sharing insights into the community’s spiritual leaders. This issue, we felt the chaplains at Katy Methodist Hospital deserved special praise. After all, they devote a great deal of effort into providing spiritual comfort to those most vulnerable. Hospital stays can be frightening for patients and their families, and losses can be devastating. Thank the Lord for servants who bring comfort during the most trying times of our lives. Understanding their layered approach to care can help all of us during hospital stays.

What is a Chaplain?

The professional chaplains at Methodist West Houston Hospital provide holistic, interfaith spiritual support as the foundation for the hospital’s spiritual environment of caring. They are committed to providing the highest quality pastoral care to patients, families and staff.

Hospital Chapel

Upon entering the hospital atrium, the chapel is located immediately to your right. The chapel is always open for those who would like a quiet moment to pray or reflect.

How Chaplains Can Help

Chaplains are available to assist with:
• Uncomfortable feelings
• Anxiety and depression
• Grief and loss
• General spiritual support including sensitive use of religious texts and prayer
• Sacraments and religious rituals
• Family meetings
• Assistance with contacting community clergy
• Assistance with relating religious needs to the medical team

Lay Ministry

The Lay Ministry is a lay volunteer program at Methodist West Houston. Lay ministers are trained pastoral caregivers who work under the supervision of the chaplain to assist with the spiritual needs of patients and families at the hospital.

Bereavement Care

Bereavement support and counseling will be available at Methodist West Houston. Patients and families can contact a nurse or call the hospital operator at 832-522-1000 for more information about support services.

To Contact a Chaplain

The Department of Spiritual Care offers interfaith spiritual support for patients and families. To contact a chaplain or to receive Holy Communion, contact your nurse or call the hospital operator at 832-522-1000.

Support Christian Journalism

Freedom ​is Not Free! Free Speech is essential to a functioning Republic. The assault on honest, Christian Journalism and Media has taken a devastating toll over the last two years. Many Christian media outlets have not survived.

It is through your Generosity and Support that we are able to promote Free Speech and Safeguard our Freedoms and Liberties throughout our Communities and the Nation. Without your donations, we cannot continue to publish articles written through a Biblical worldview.

Please consider donating or subscribing today. A donation of any size makes a Big Difference. Thank you for your Support!

Staff Writer

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse scelerisque semper metus quis commodo. Vestibulum dapibus euismod sollicitudin. Sed eget accumsan augue, et elementum nulla. Praesent efficitur vehicula tortor, in elementum orci finibus eu. Suspendisse vehicula non diam vel lacinia. Donec imperdiet velit sit amet hendrerit gravida. Donec sapien risus, finibus non aliquet vel, viverra ac metus. Aliquam non diam vitae mauris eleifend molestie vitae in lorem.