If you are a frontline worker, in healthcare, first responder, or other profession, in this epidemic of COVID19, please know this is a resource is designed for you. If you are struck with grief and losses during this time, we also have chaplains and pastors for you. You do not have to be a Christian to access this resource. This directory compiles Christian pastors and chaplains of good-will, who are offering limited free compassionate listening to hcw only, unless otherwise indicated.
Informed Consent: Please note that the available Christian pastors and chaplains, on this directory page, are offering their limited free time out of good-will, and are willing to offer compassionate listening and or prayer. Please reach out to the available pastors, with an introduction including at least the following information: how you found them through this web page, a little about your background and experience in this time, what you would like to discuss with them, and questions on how to proceed on scheduling a time to talk.
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- Franciscan Friars of the Renewal statement for COVID19 Spiritual Guidance: “While we remain in our homes through this COVID-19 crisis, the Friars have set up a COVID-19 Hotline. If you or someone you know are suffering or have lost someone from COVID-19 and are in need of spiritual guidance, you can call the COVID-19 Hotline number at 914-527-1413. Speaking with one of the Brothers may help you through these difficult times. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you!” In addition, you do not have to be Catholic to call; this is open to all, both healthcare workers and non healthcare workers alike. (*Offering free spiritual guidance and compassionate listening, no scheduling of an appointment needed for this Hotline Resource)
- Pastor Bebette Williams, Nondenominational pastor, Healing Prayer Manager, (*Offering 1-2 free hours as needed, scheduling required), email here, website here
- Brother Hyacinth Grubb, O.P., Roman Catholic transitional deacon, Dominican friar, hospital chaplain in N.Y. (*Offering 1 hour only, scheduling required), email here, website here
- Pastor Jim Zartman, Nondenominational pastor, Enneagram Coach (*Offering 1 hour only, scheduling required, Please Note: Pastor Jim is open to speaking with any frontline professional regardless of their religious/spiritual background), email here, website here
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