“Spiritual Resilience” is the theme for this year’s celebration of National Pastoral Care Week. This year’s theme gives us the opportunity to highlight the spiritual nature of resilience and acknowledges the role of chaplains to support the spiritual resilience or growth of it in those they serve.
Regardless of spiritual, religious or cultural background, National Pastoral Care Week celebrates those who provide spiritual support to others in specialized settings. Spiritual resilience represents one’s ability to navigate through, or recover from, life’s most challenging moments.
Spiritual Resilience finds its roots in one’s sense of spirituality, religions or beliefs, values and outlook. It represents the individual’s ability to gain, maintain or revise a sense of purpose and meaning, relationships, connections to the sacred, nature and understanding of themselves and the world around them. Chaplains provide a non-anxious presence in times of crisis and affirm the dignity of the patient and family member in various ways.
We are proud to recognize the tireless efforts of Charlie Tyler to provide compassionate support and exceptional spiritual counseling to our hospice patients and their families.
Hospice chaplains offer spiritual support – directly or in collaboration with a patient’s or family’s own clergy or spiritual counselor – to provide a more meaningful end-of-life experience. Mr. Tylers’ positive and caring attitude, exceptional ability to understand and comfort patients, and willingness to support colleagues makes him an integral part of our St. Luke Missionary Hospice team.
Charlie Tyler is the Resident Chaplain for St. Luke Missionary Hospice. Mr. Tyler has a Masters in Divinity from The Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi and a Bachelors of Art Degree in Education from The University of South Carolina. Before working with St. Luke Missionary Hospice, Tyler served as a pastor for over 30 years.