My official title is Coordinator of Ministry and Outreach. I am often referred to as the Chaplain, Pastor or sometimes the church lady. Regardless of what my official title is or what title the Volunteers of America residents give me, I feel like I have the most unique position in the organization. I am privileged to meet people wherever they are on their faith journey. I am blessed to be with people at some of their greatest moments of joy and at their saddest moments.
“I will be OK. I have come out of depression and a bad time. It isn’t easy, but I am a stronger person,” reveals Samantha, a 22 year-old single mother living in Volunteers of America housing in Wisconsin.