All of us at one time or another wrestle with questions of meaning, hope, despair, faith and doubt. These are spiritual issues that go beyond particular religious traditions and connect us to one another in our shared experiences. The mission of the chaplains at Johns Hopkins Bayview is to provide spiritual and emotional compassion and comfort to patients, their loved ones, staff and volunteers at the Medical Center as they encounter these questions.
We invite you to explore our website in the hopes that you will learn about us, engage with us in service and education, and respond to us with your own ideas and spiritual care journey.
Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy Team
Full-time chaplains, support staff, clinical pastoral education interns, as well as a network of volunteers, community clergy and lay people from a variety of religious traditions, are available to provide spiritual care, sacramental ministries, end-of-life decision-making consultation, mediation of family conflict and other support services to patients and families of all faiths.
A Moment of Reflection
We invite you to reflect on your wishes for peace in our communities. Listen to this brief meditation, led by Dr. Neda Gould, director of the mindfulness program, and take a moment to send well-wishes to yourself and to others.
Pastoral Care Resources
We can offer you a variety of supplementary resources for you and your spiritual journey. Our hope is that the theological writings, various prayers and faith specific resources will provide comfort, spiritual and emotional support and reflective nourishment for the soul.
Regular Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Hours
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A chaplain is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To reach a chaplain after hours, call the Medical Center operator at 410-550-0100 and request to have the chaplain on call paged.
Rev. Denise White, M.Div.
Father Greg Rapisarda
Rev. William E. Johnson, Jr., M.Div.
Moira Bucciarelli, MTS, BCC
Palliative Care Chaplain
Rev. Cathy Oatman
Israel Alejandro Mejia Porras
CPE Registrar and Department Executive Assistant