17 years of chaplaincy service at the Cherkasy Central District Hospital



For nearly 17 years, a team of hospital chaplains has been serving at the Cherkasy Central District Hospital.

We started our activity in 2002 using the Christian method of treatment, which is required by both patients and medical personnel. During this time we have gained practical experience. Were trained in Christian educational institutions of Ukraine, and also studied in the USA at the National Center of Chaplains. Having practical experience and theoretical knowledge, the Lord led us to the fact that we can share our experience as teachers of the training center for the preparation of hospital chaplains. And it happened. And since 2008, students from the faculty of the pastoral-chaplaincy leadership come to practice from the Kiev Theological Seminary every year.

Since 2013, a training center for the preparation of hospital chaplains has been established at the Cherkasy Central District Hospital. 5 years have passed since then.

Together with the hospital management, we held an event on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the creation of a training center for the preparation of hospital chaplains. All medical workers of the hospital, psychologists, leaders of the regional state administration and other guests who were involved in the development of hospital chaplaincy were invited to the celebration of this event. The head of the Olive Branch International, Bruce Kittelson, and the head of the Olive Branch Ukraine, Valentin Korenevich, made a welcoming speech and words of gratitude.

We, hospital chaplains, want to express our sincere gratitude to the hospital management and all medical personnel for understanding the importance and necessity of chaplain activities in hospitals.