Alumnus Featured in Chaplain Residency Story

Virginia Nieuwsma

The Schooping family at SVOTS, Pascha, 2014The Schooping family at SVOTS, Pascha, 2014On December 18, 2015, the Daytona Beach News-JournalOnline published a story, "Hospital chaplains a source of calm, assurance for patients and staff," in which alumnus Joshua Schooping (M.Div. 2014, M.Th. 2015) was featured. Reporter Jim Haug noted that the work of hospital chaplains is both "delicate and demanding," and added that the chaplain residency program of which Joshua is a participant, is a first for Florida Hospital DeLand, a member of the Adventist Health System.

Reflected the SVOTS alumnus in the article, "There’s a lot of grace that goes along with it....Really, I think the goal is to build relationships, rather than fix a problem. We talk to people on whatever level they're at. We meet them where they are."

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