Pastoral care and chaplaincy, at their heart, are about care of soul. Chaplains provide spiritual, emotional and religious support for persons at all stages of life; in times of joy as well as in times of transition or distress and sorrow. Our chaplains are trained to be present with others by listening deeply to their life stories and walking with them by exploring the relationship between their present situation and their personal faith or values. In our communities, chaplains provide compassionate care for residents and associates and honor persons’ daily faith observances. They provide opportunities for ecumenical worship, study and prayer groups, leading our Associate Mission Teams and supporting our interdisciplinary care teams.