Spiritual Care

Nurturing spiritual growth and a sense of belonging

Rooted in a rich heritage of faith, spiritual support is integral to the vibrant Immanuel lifestyle. We embrace individuals of all faiths and backgrounds, fostering an inclusive environment to support everyone on their spiritual journey.

An Immanuel pastor meets with residents in a chapel.

Expert pastoral team

Our pastors are the heart of our spiritual care team, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to support our residents. With advanced education and a dedication to service, they provide compassionate guidance and support to residents and families in our communities. Our team has:

  • 14 ordained clergy and one certified lay pastoral leader
  • Collectively more than 250 years of ministry experience
  • Educational references include 17 graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in gerontology and two doctorates in pastoral care
  • Numerous certifications in behavioral health, grief support, hospice care, and dementia care

Diverse range of services

Immanuel provides a comprehensive array of spiritual services at our communities and centers. These include:

  • Worship services
  • Spiritual education activities
  • Hospital visitation
  • Personalized pastoral care & visitation
  • Social interaction

In addition, our pastors and spiritual care team are trained in ecumenical and interfaith practices, ensuring they are equipped to support individuals of diverse religious backgrounds and beliefs with sensitivity and understanding.

A pastor provides support to a male senior.

A senior couple hold hands as they pray together.

Respect & dignity

We prioritize maintaining the dignity of residents and participants in spiritual care. As such, we understand its crucial role in promoting respect and inclusion within our communities and centers.

This commitment is reflected in our spiritual approach, which includes establishing connections with families, providing assistance in assisted living and memory support, offering attentive listening without imposing, and providing supportive care.

Holistic approach to care

Studies indicate a positive link between spiritual care and improved quality of life and health outcomes. At Immanuel, we value spiritual well-being as an essential component of holistic care, acknowledging its influence on physical, emotional, and mental wellness.

A female senior smiles while reading a book.