Caring for your spiritual health during illness and treatment
Spirituality is very personal and unique. For some people, feeling close to a higher power is an incredible source of strength and support. You may find that with diagnosis and treatment of a serious illness your sense of spirituality has changed. Be The Match and Corporate Chaplains of America now offer free, confidential, non-denominational support for you and your loved ones. Thanks to our generous partners Garheng and Melissa Kong for making this important program available, providing holistic support in navigating the transplant journey.
About our Spiritual Support Services
Certified chaplains offer spiritual support around:
- Serious illness
- Major life transitions
- Relationship and family concerns
- Death and dying
- Long-term grief
You can contact a chaplain at any time by phone, video chat, text or whatever works best for you. Your private information will not be shared with anyone without your permission. These services are available in English and Spanish.
Request a connection with one of our partner chaplains by contacting the Patient Support Center.
Or call 1 (888) 999-6743 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time
Meet the Chaplains
Karen Harming, Certified Chaplain
Karen graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1994. She started working as a dermatology nurse, stayed at home with her children for a while, and later worked as a pregnancy center nurse. As a chaplain, Karen uses her training and experiences to care for those who deeply hurt. God has given her a great love and compassion for helping others.
Chris Hobgood, Certified Chaplain
Chris began his ministry with Corporate Chaplains of America (CCA) in 1999, where he served in multiple roles. Before joining CCA, Chris worked in healthcare for 14 years. Through his work as a chaplain and experiences with serious illness in his family, Chris has insight into the concerns and challenges people face before and after a blood or marrow transplant.
Ricardo Tirado Jr., Certified Chaplain
Ricardo (Rick) has been serving as a chaplain with Corporate Chaplains of America (CCA) since 2015. As a chaplain he has had the privilege of meeting people from all walks of life, in their greatest time of need. Rick graduated with a bachelor’s degree in ministry from Palm Beach Atlantic in 2014 and served as a pastor since 1993. Through his work and family life, he has learned a great deal about having empathy and care for families through illness and loss. Caring for and loving people is what gives him the greatest satisfaction.