Our Chaplains are available 24/7 year round to patients, family, and staff to help deal with spiritual and emotional challenges often associated with medical events and crises. The chaplain’s role is to support you and your family spiritually and emotionally while in the hospital, regardless of faith or religious affiliation.
Our staff includes full-time chaplains, PRN chaplains, and CPE (clinical pastoral education) students.
To learn more,
download We Care, our pastoral services brochure (PDF, 3.6 MB) »
Some Reasons to Call a Chaplain:
The chapels are open all day, every day.
Sunday10 a.m. in the Myra Leigh Tobin Chapel, Pavilion A.00.110 11 a.m. in the Chapel, Room H122
Wednesday12:30 p.m., Chapel Room B130
UK Pastoral Care department recognizes all religions and beliefs. We provide “special” worship and meditation services for significant religious holidays. This includes, but is not limited to holidays like Ramadan, Passover, Ash Wednesday, Easter, and Christmas. If you or your loved one are interested in the Pastoral Care department holding a special service, please contact us at 859-323-5301.
Rev. Joe Alverson, Enterprise Director of Pastoral Care
Rev. Dr. Cam Holzer, ACPE Supervisor
Rev. James Blankenbeker, Staff Chaplain
Rev. Wes Dingman, Staff Chaplain
Rev. Mark A. Dunn, Staff Chaplain
Rev. Jay Fulton, Staff Chaplain
Rev. Fr. Eliot Handziak, Staff Chaplain
Rev. Diana Hultgren, Oncology Chaplain
Rev. Logan Lloyd, Staff Chaplain
Rev. Kathryn Perry, Palliative Staff Chaplain
Rev. Christine Ross, Pediatric Chaplain
Rev. Stephen Summers, Staff Chaplain
You may ask a nurse, clerk, volunteer or information specialist to contact a chaplain.
Our office is located on the ground floor of Pavilion A, across from the Myra Leigh Tobin Chapel. After parking in the garage across from the hospital, you may cross the connecting bridge. When the carpet becomes tile, turn immediately to your right to either take the stairs or elevator to the ground floor. Walk through the double glass doors and turn immediately to your left. Our office is only a couple steps down the hallway.
Pager: 859-330-1520Located on ground floor of Pavilion A, A.00.115.Non-urgent calls: 859-323-5301
Our offices are located in room B124, next to the Chapel and Conference Room A.
Pager: 859-330-2782 Located in room B124.Non-urgent calls: 859-226-7029 Please page Chandler’s chaplain between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. and during weekends
UK HealthCare is accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education to run programs of Level I and II CPE. We currently run extended 15-week Fall and Spring internships and an intensive 11-week intern program in the Summer.
As a teaching hospital, UK offers the opportunity for seminary students and clergy of all faiths to continue to learn how to provide pastoral care in a hospital setting. In order to apply, please complete an application found on the ACPE website under
Please also download and complete the application for
Spring 2018 CPE Intern Program (PDF, 169 KB) or Summer 2018 CPE Intern Program (PDF, 173 KB).
To learn about more clinical pastoral education (CPE) please visit the
One West Court Square Suite 325
Decatur GA 30030
UK Pastoral Care Services, Clinical Pastoral Education
1000 S. Limestone, Suite A.00.115
Lexington KY 40536
Supervisor: Cam Holzer
email@example.com; 859-323-5301 or 859-323-4140