For Pastor Robert Henderson, becoming a hospital chaplain was by no means a snap decision.
Training for spiritual leaders working in a hospital setting is long and arduous, involving theology supervision and plenty of clinical hours. In fact, it takes around 1,600 hours of clinical training to officially become a hospital chaplain, slightly more than the flight hours required to become a professional pilot. So when Henderson first started hospital volunteering, he knew he was in for the long haul.
“Most chaplains would tell you that it’s not really a job to do but a life to lead,” he said. “You are a nondenominational presence, ready to help anyone in their times of crisis.”” MORE