The mission of the Chaplain’s office of The Virginia Home is to support and encourage the spiritual life of residents, their families and staff in a way that is respectful of each person’s experience of spirituality, faith, or religious expression.
The Virginia Home chaplain provides pastoral care to all of our residents as they desire. The chaplain conducts weekly a Sunday afternoon ecumenical worship service for residents; family and guests are always welcome. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and as part of a Celtic Worship service on the second Sunday of each month. The chaplain conducts weekly Bible studies as well as other programs of spiritual interest during the week. The chaplain visits residents when they are hospitalized, offering spiritual support to the resident and their families. The chaplain is available to meet with individual residents for prayer, scripture reading, or other religious support. Volunteers from local churches add to the ministry and programs of the chaplain’s office.
The Virginia Home chaplain is an ordained minister with a Master of Divinity degree as well as training and experience in special education.