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Oct 30, 2020

Lauren R. Tschirhart, Development Assistant & Volunteer Liaison

The celebration of Spiritual Care Week provides an opportunity for chaplains and spiritual representatives to share their story and to celebrate the education and practice of spiritual care. Spiritual Care is a crucial part of the Angela Hospice mission, as our team members work to help others to cope with illness, loss, grief, and pain.

Join us in honoring our chaplains for National Spiritual Care Week.

Rev. Dr. Valencia Lene’ Moultrie, DMIN Here

Director of Spiritual Care

Valencia joined the Angela Hospice Spiritual Care team in 2018, serving hospice patients and their families. In 2020, she was promoted to Director of Spiritual Care. Valencia is an ordained minister with a Doctor of Ministry and a Master in Pastoral Care from Ecumenical Theological Seminary. She earned a Master of Divinity from American Professional Chaplin’s, a Master of Education from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Davenport University. After serving in banking for 32 years, her transformation began by “answering the call into the gospel ministry,” and she answered that call by helping others transform into the next steps of their lives.

Rev. Deacon Jenny Ritter

Spiritual Care Coordinator

Jenny serves as a Deacon in the Episcopal Church. In addition to her service at Angela Hospice, she is active in the Diocese of Michigan, serving the Commission of Ministry, Diocesan Council, the Cathedral Chapter, and Emrich Board. Deacon Jenny is currently serving at St. Paul’s Episcopal Parish in Downtown Brighton. Jenny expressed that she is “honored to work at Angela Hospice, living into ministry with the Spiritual Care Team, serving the sick, the lonely, the poor, and those in need.”

Chaplain Richard Lister

Spiritual Care Coordinator

Richard has been an Angela Hospice volunteer since 1999, and joined the Spiritual Care Team in 2019. He has worked as both a Biological Researcher and a Spiritual Care Coordinator. Richard graduated from Scared Heart Major Seminary in 2019 with a Masters in Pastoral Ministry. “I look forward to continuing my journey, living Felician Core Values and providing ministry to our patients and families,” said Richard.

Fr. Elijah Washington

Spiritual Care Coordinator

Father Elijah Washington joined the Angela Hospice Spiritual Care Team in 2020. A graduate of St. Victor Major Seminary Pontifica in Tamale, Ghana, and the United Methodist University and Cuttington Universities in Liberia, Father Elijah was ordained a priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia in 2005.  Since 2010, he has served as pastor at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Paynesville, Monrovia; the associate pastor of Christ the King Parish, Gayetown, Monrovia; and director of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Liberia. He was formerly a lecturer in moral philosophy at the Stella Maris Polytechnis, chaplain at the Immaculate Conception Catholic School, and a residence priest at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Church in Sterling Heights.  “I credit the Blessed Mother for my conversion and priesthood,” he said.

Thank you to our chaplains, and all those who work in Spiritual Care for continuing to serve the spiritual and emotional needs of others.

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