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Spiritual Care at University of Utah Hospital

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Life in the hospital can be hard. We are here to make your stay a little easier and to walk with you as you journey. 

Our Spiritual Care Team consists of chaplains who are skilled at supporting those of any (or no) religious or spiritual tradition. We do this through deep listening, and through exploring together sources of strength, hope, meaning, and purpose. Chaplains also provide spiritual counsel, and facilitate ritual practices including prayer or meditation, mindfulness, and the arts to help you connect to the Sacred.

We can also connect you with faith-based resources and clergy in the community to meet tradition-specific spiritual needs while you are here. We foster spiritual wellness through personal interactions, ritual, and communal events.

Meet Our Multi-Faith Chaplains

Professional, board certified chaplains cultivate relationship, offer compassionate listening, and foster healing and wholeness.

Full-Time Chaplains

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Elaine Mayol, BCC

Elaine Mayol is a Board Certified Chaplain. She is an endorsed minister with the Orthodox Church in America. Elaine ministers to patients in physical, emotional, and spiritual pain. She believes that, “sometimes it is enough to be present to listen and offer encouraging words of hope and strength.” Elaine enjoys nature, her family, and finding the good in everyone.

Lorie Nielson

Rev. Lorie Nielson, BCC

Chaplain Lorie is an ordained Zen Buddhist minister and classical yogini. Providing palliative care and nurturing medical learners are her primary interests. She especially likes to explore how we hold our stories in our bodies. Her joy comes from nature, biking, skiing, swimming, and dancing.

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Rev. Dr. Cathy Schreiber, BCC

Rev. Cathy Schreiber is a Board-Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains and an ordained Presbyterian minister (PCUSA). Along with her colleagues, she believes that healing and wholeness can be achieved through cultivating compassionate relationships. Cathy finds joy in being with her family, communing with nature, and exploring the world through travel.

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Rev. David Wolfer, BCC

Chaplain David Wolfer is an ordained non-denominational Christian minister. He enjoys providing support and care to others as they navigate their spiritual and life paths. David enjoys being outside in nature, spending time with his family, and playing and listening to music.

Part-Time Chaplains

Ginger Memmott

Rev. Dr. Virginia "Ginger" Memmott, BCC

Chaplain Ginger is an ordained Presbyterian minister who served in pastorates throughout the United States and Sweden before working in hospice and becoming a chaplain. Ginger sees humor as her advantage for survival, resilience, and hope for the future.

Bonnie Glass-Coffin

Rev. Dr. Bonnie Glass-Coffin, BCC

Chaplain Bonnie is an ordained Interfaith minister who identifies as deeply spiritual and religiously eclectic. She grew up Protestant Christian, attended Catholic high school, and is a devotee of Peruvian shamanism. She is fluent in Spanish.

Sanctuaries & Sacred Spaces

The Infinity Chapel and Reflection Room are places set apart to offer solace and serenity, and to allow you to connect with the Sacred. People of all backgrounds and spiritual paths are welcome to enter these spaces for personal prayer and reflection, or to gather for spiritual wellness events.

The Reflection Room is an intimate circular space that evokes the sky at sunrise or sunset. You are invited to write prayers and deposit them in the secure prayer wall. The prayers are honored by the Spiritual Care Team and ritually released. You may sit quietly, or make use of one of the prayer rugs. 

The Infinity Chapel is large enough for gatherings, and contains an altar, holy water, and kneelers for prayer. You are welcome to appreciate the original encaustic art and enjoy the piano. 

The Reflection Room and Infinity Chapel are both open daily from 6 am–9 pm. 

Spiritual Pictures
Spiritual Desk Plants
Spiritual Chairs
Spiritual piano and chairs

Learn More About the Chapel

Faith-Specific Rituals and Services

Catholic Mass: Every second Wednesday of the month at 10:15 am in the Infinity Chapel.

Catholic Priest Sacraments: Call the Faith Line at 801-213-2484 to request anointing of the sick, baptism, and Eucharist.

Latter-day Saint Sacrament Meeting: Sundays at 11 am in the Infinity Chapel.

Latter-day Saint Visitors and Blessings: Elders are on site Sunday mornings and Mon–Sat evenings from 6–8 pm. Call the Faith Line at 801-213-2484 to request that a name be added to the visitation list. For urgent needs, contact the individual's branch or ward.

Muslim Prayers: Jummah Prayer offered every Friday at 1 pm in the Infinity Chapel. Prayer rugs are available for use in the Reflection Room located on the Level A of the hospital (on your left as you walk toward the cafeteria).

All Other Spiritual Care: Call the Faith Line at 801-213-2484 to make a request of the hospital chaplains. Personal clergy are welcome to visit patients as needed.


Contact Us

To reach a chaplain to arrange for spiritual care please call the Faith Line 801-213-2484

Please feel free to email the Spiritual Care team with any questions, curiosities or ideas: