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We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health

Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • Spiritual Care Team on “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight
  • Congratulations to Paula Sanders, Leadership Greater Topeka

Spiritual Care Team on “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight

The vibrant Spiritual Care trio not only brings beautiful music to Stormont Vail Health, but a mission to positively affect people’s lives by nurturing connections to the sacred through spiritual care.

The three chaplains who make up the Spiritual Care team are Rev. Carmen Raines, Dr. Linda Cummings, and Chaplain Jason Mills. All are relatively new to Stormont Vail, but bring with them a wealth of experience and enthusiasm for their spiritual care roles.

The group recently gave an informative presentation to the Stormont Vail’s All Management Council. Their AMC presentation was also connected to an interview and sharing the stage with WIBW-TV’s Melissa Brunner for a musical performance.

Melissa will feature the chaplains on tonight’s “To Your Health” segment that airs at 10 p.m. on Channel 13. They share during the interview about how Spiritual Care attends to a patient’s spiritual needs while acknowledging they are interwoven with the physical, mental and emotional needs of people. The WIBW segment will typically repeat at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Fridays on 13 News This Morning and be posted on wibw.com.

In addition to providing spiritual care to patients and families, chaplains are available for team members.

Stormont Vail is fortunate to have a strong and robust Spiritual Care program.

Meet the Chaplains

Rev. Carmen Raines is an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church USA. She completed her Clinical Pastoral Experience with Research Medical Center in Kansas City and Loma Linda University Health, and received her Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Carmen is a preacher and worship leader and fills pulpits in Topeka and the surrounding areas. 

Dr. Linda Cummings was commissioned by Dr. Ricky Bragg and Abundant Life Church in Kansas City during her fellowship with the Palliative Care Team at The University of Kansas Health System in 2018. She began serving in Arizona as chaplain for her church in 2011 after her father passed. She led the End of Life Ministry while training other chaplains. Linda has served as a hospice chaplain for five years and is a board-certified chaplain through The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.

Chaplain Jason Mills is an ordained minister and evangelist in the Church of Christ. The Dallas native has pastored since the age of 17 and completed his clinical pastoral education through Methodist Health Systems in Dallas. Jason received his Bachelor Degree from Southwestern Christian College, his Masters from Oklahoma Christian University, and his Master of Divinity from Louisiana Baptist University. Jason is the Senior Pastor of the Indiana Avenue Church of Christ in Topeka, a member of Delta Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and sings in the Capitol City Chorus.

Congratulations to Paula Sanders, Leadership Greater Topeka

Paula Sanders, Director of Magnet and Clinical Excellence, will be representing Stormont Vail Health at tonight’s Leadership Greater Topeka graduation. Paula was selected as one of the 36 members of this year’s class and completed a four-month program. Congratulations, Paula!

We together,
Dr. Kenagy

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