The Demand for Spiritual Care

In these six videos, leading spiritual care providers from a variety of sectors in discuss the demand for spiritual care and what employer seek. Through these videos you will gain a better idea of what is unique about each sector, as well as commonalities in providing spiritual care from sector to sector. The Lab also offers resources specific to each sector discussed here, which are linked under each video below.

Justin von Bujdoss
Chaplaincy and Staff Wellness
NYC Department of Correction

More corrections resources here.


Rabbi Dr. Jason Weiner, BCC
Spiritual Care Department

More healthcare resources here.

Higher Education

Varun Soni
Religious and Spiritual Life
University of Southern California

More higher ed resources here.


Rev. Kei Okada, BCC
Visiting Nurse Service
NY Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice resources forthcoming;
palliative care resources here.


CH (COL) Paul Minor
US Army
MA National Guard

More military resources here.


Karen Diefendorf
Chaplain Services
Tyson Foods (retired)

More workplace resources here.

More on the demand for spiritual care

Chaplains as Facilitators of Covenantal Pluralism

With the idea of covenantal pluralism, we emphasize that chaplaincy work is not just rooted in a single religious tradition but operates across a wide range of religious traditions and differences. With demand, we shift the conversation to better understand those who work with chaplains in various contexts, as well as those chaplains serve and how they experience chaplain care.

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Executive Perspectives on Spiritual Care in Healthcare

This project explored how executive decision makers understand chaplaincy and spiritual care, as well as how they imagine opportunities for spiritual care providers in response to pressing issues in healthcare in the years ahead.

Educating Chaplains

We offer a variety of resources that educators and administrators of educational institutions may find helpful. We hope that institutions will gain a greater awareness of the needs of hiring organizations and prepare chaplains to serve those organizations.


  • Host: Katie Givens Kime, Odyssey Impact
  • Production: Steve Dahl, Dahl Marketing

This work was made by possible by the Chaplains as Facilitators of Covenantal Pluralism Project, where you can find more resources on chaplaincy education. This project is supported by the Templeton Religion Trust.