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A Day in the Life of a YMCA Chaplain

Posted on October 21, 2015 - 13:02

By Roger Button, Chaplain, Clark County Family YMCA

I pray that the day is finding you well.

One of the things that I do is sit with people that are going through a particularly hard time in their life. Many times, it involves a transition of one sort or another. During these sessions, I do a lot of listening. They are looking for answers that I do not have. They always ask the question, “Why?”


Posted on August 24, 2015 - 13:52

By Bob Reichen, Vice President, Mission Advancement and Chaplain

Two weeks ago, I was returning to my office after visiting a couple of our Child Care Centers and a traffic problem ahead transferred I-84 into a parking lot. While I was sitting there I was thinking through my day – a couple of early morning appointments with trustees, a counseling appointment late that morning and a full afternoon at our Child Care Centers. Each of these events had a special impact but nothing out of the ordinary.

Who's Your Neighbor

Posted on July 1, 2015 - 08:26

By Roger Button, Chaplain, Clark County Family YMCA

My sister-in-law, Chrisanne, and her husband Jeff, came for a visit.

They spent over a week with us. Chrisanne was celebrating retirement, she has Juvenile diabetes, she has had this for over 40 years. We were having a wonderful time, however, on Friday, she started feeling funny. By Friday evening we ended up in the emergency room at Southwest Medical.

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