Care of the human spirit is critical to health. It is the work of our entire staff. Chaplains, however, are specialists, trained in human understanding, pastoral counseling, religious and cultural traditions. They are available to all patients and loved ones to provide a listening presence, guidance in mindfulness and prayer, support through decision-making, and help finding purpose.
We have two full-time chaplains, Julien Olivier, DMin, and Michele Guest Lowery, MDiv, who are both board certified. A third chaplain, Karin Wetmore, MDiv, PhD, is available on a part-time basis.
Hospital chaplains are available Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00pm.
To contact a chaplain, call (603) 740-2824 or ask a staff person to call.
What to Expect from a Chaplain
Emotional support and gentle spiritual guidance when:
Our Meditation Room is located near our Main Lobby on the first floor across from elevators 1 and 2. It is a quiet, restful space, available to patients, families, and staff 24 hours a day for reflection, meditation or prayer.
2020 Virtual Spiritual Care Conference Videos
12th Annual Spiritual Care Conference Kick-Off & Keynote Address
The 2020 Spiritual Care Conference was held virtually beginning on October 20, 2020. Three workshops followed the Conference focused on a variety of topics. Please enjoy the video recordings of the 12th Annual Wentworth-Douglass Spiritual Care Conference below.
2020 Spiritual Care Conference | Workshop #1: Disruptive Change - A Time of loss, a time for hope.
Presented October 27, 2020 by Reverend Deborah Davis, MDiv
Former Director of Field Education and Administrative Faculty of Princeton Theological Seminary
2020 Spiritual Care Conference | Workshop #2: Staying Sane—Spirituality and Mental Health in Covid-19.
Presented October 29, 2020 by Dr. Fuad Khan
Medical Director of Behavioral Services at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
2020 Spiritual Care Conference | Workshop #3: Daring to Think about Life and Death: Advance Care Planning in Covid-19.
Presented November 10, 2020 by Reverend Shawn La France, MS
Vice President, Population Health and Health System Integration at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
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