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Chaplain Training Seminar

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April 29, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

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April 29th, 2022


Chaplaincy is a long-standing profession that is still growing and adapting to new context and new worlds.  Are we prepared as Chaplains to be ready for the challenges ahead?

If you could take a pill and have everything remain the same, would you take it?  Or would you choose to take a pill and have the profession of chaplaincy as you know it never be the same again?

We are going to discover the Tools of the Trade: Calling, Spiritual Assessments, Scripting, CPE Refresher, Chaplain Role Diversification, and Connecting to other chaplains.

If you are tired of just Surviving and now you want to really Start Thriving?  Come Join us in discussing a Chaplain paradigm shift to thinking differently about the job/role of a hospice and palliative care chaplain.


  1. Learn Chaplaincy in hospice and palliative care
  2. Discuss how to support TEAM
  3. Discuss how to support patients
  4. Discuss how to support yourself


Hamish Seegers, MAR, MAML, M. Div., APBCC-HPC
Hamish is the BJC Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplain, Evelyn’s House Hospice Chaplain and Missouri Baptist Palliative Care Chaplain. He is also a Jr. Lieutenant Chaplain for the NAVY, MHPCA Chaplain Committee Chair, Chaplain representative Center for Interprofessional Education and Virtual Interprofessional Education, Narrative Ethic Educator, Bereavement Specialist, Resiliency Champion, Marriage and Family Counselor, Care and Compassion Committee. Last, Hamish is part of the QAPI Committee, Reach Committee, and Symptom Management and EPIC documentation Committee.

Jared Hancock, Spiritual Supervisor
Jared has been a hospice chaplain with VNA of SEMO for 12 years. He also serves on the management committee of VNA and is working to establish a home based palliative care program.

Rev. Katie L. Gholson, MSW, MAPS, BCC
Katie works as the Palliative Care Chaplain at Barnes Jewish Hospital.  She enjoys the clinical aspects of her role as well as the academic aspects.  Katie was trained as a chaplain intern at BJH and a chaplain resident at the St. Louis VA Hospitals.  She is board certified with APC.  When she is not at the hospital, she enjoys spending time outside with her family.

Mark A. Johnson, Ph.D., Hospice Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator
Mark Johnson currently serves as the chaplain and bereavement coordinator for Phelps Health Hospice in Rolla. In addition, he also serves as the Pastor of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Dent County near Salem. After many years as a full-time pastor, he began working in hospice in June 2016. He was born in West Virginia, grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC and is a graduate of Wake Forest University, Southwestern Baptist Seminary and Southern Baptist Seminary. He and his wife Ally share their Rolla home with 16 year old son Christopher and their chihuahua/beagle mix Tango and 3 cats. Older son Jonathan lives and works in Virginia following a tour in the United States Marine Corps.

8:30am-9:00am     Opening session
9:00am-10:00am   Plenary Session – Hamish Seegers
10:00am-11:00am  Tools of the Trade  – Jared Hancock
11:00am-12:00pm  Above and Beyond CPE – Mark Johnson
12:00pm-1:00p       Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm     Confidence Boost and Affirmations – Katie Gholson
2:00pm-2:30pm     Closing remarks – Hamish Seegers

Seminar Information:
The cost for this seminar is $200.00 for members & $225.00 for  non-members.
There are no refunds, however substitutions are welcome.
Please use your Medicare ID number for your membership number.
Registrants will receive the Zoom link and call in information the week of the training.
This is an intermediate level course.
General Certificates are Free.

Upon completion of this course each attendee will be required to complete an evaluation. Each participant will then receive a general certificate. Each attendee must complete the entire course to receive the certificate. Certificates will be distributed to attendees after returning the sign in sheet and evaluation to MHPCA. For any questions or concerns please contact MHPCA at info@missourihospice.org.

Registration is closed for this event.