Chaplain, Porter Adventist Hospital, Denver, CO., M.A. '01.
Kay Wakefield (M.A ’01) serves as a Staff Chaplain at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, Colo. She offers spiritual and emotional support to patients, families and staff; participates in multi-disciplinary rounds to evaluate patients’ needs and appropriate treatment; responds to crisis situations; and plans an annual spiritual retreat for hospital leadership. She also provides devotional and worship services in the hospital. “I have many opportunities to minister to a patient or family during a very difficult time concerning their health, treatment, recovery, or perhaps end-of-life issues,” she said. “On some occasions, I realize that the words I spoke are not something I created, but rather the work of the Holy Spirit through me.” She is passionate about living her life “in a way that encourages others to identify their strengths so that their life will bless themselves and others,” said Kay. “I desire to touch the lives of people with the love of Jesus, not just in times of crisis, but also during times of fellowship and recreation.”