Hospice Chaplain: Tim Ledbetter
Chaplain Ledbetter has been with The Chaplaincy since 1994, serving first as a hospital chaplain for 12 years and now as a hospice chaplain since 2006. Tim is a member of the hospice team that works in patients’ homes and care facilities. He works closely with social workers, nurses, and aides to serve patients and families primarily in Pasco/Franklin county and Kennewick. As a hospice chaplain, his mission is to accompany patients and their caregivers as they cope with and find hope in their living and dying. When asked by a 5-year old about his job, Tim replied, "I help people who are feeling scared or sad or mad."
Ordained an American Baptist minister in 1981, Tim served a church in Wenatchee for ten years.
He was board certified in 1996 by the Association of Professional Chaplains. In 2002, he was awarded the Doctor of Ministry degree for his dissertation/project on physician-chaplain collaboration.
“Finding a Common Language: Spiritual Dynamics in the Care of Others” (Wayne E. Oates Institute, 2001)
“Pastoral Perspectives in Pain Management,” Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, 2001:55(4):379;
“Anatomy of Visiting a Patient,” Healing Ministry, 2001:8(2);60;
“Screening for Pastoral Visitations Using the Clinical+Coping Score,” The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, 2008:62(4);367.
Read an article from our Newsletter by Chaplain Ledbetter entitled: "Long Distance Care" or an article published in the Tri-City Herald entitled, "Chaplains Help in Times of Crisis."
Tim can be reached at the office (509) 783-7416