Chaplain Craig Weber
Craig was hired in May of 2006 as a Per Diem Chaplain. In September of 2007 he became a member of the Hospice House chaplaincy team, and shortly after began time sharing his time between the Hospice House and the In-Home Hospice programs. In September of 2009, Craig moved to a full time position with the In-Home hospice care program allowing him to work with patients and their families in their private homes or place of residence.
Craig was born and raised in North Dakota. He graduated with a BA in Communications from the University of North Dakota, and a Master of Divinity from Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. His first CPE unit was in North Memorial Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ordained as an American Baptist Minister in 1982, he served 3 churches in the Midwest, primarily in the St. Louis, Missouri area. When he first moved to the Tri-Cities, he received training from Emergency Services Chaplain Bill Lotz and volunteered for several years as an Emergency Service Chaplain. Craig finished his final 3 units of CPE under the supervision of Rev. Wes McIntyre, The Chaplaincy’s CPE Supervisor. During CPE he did his clinicals at Kadlec Medical Center, the Benton County Jail, and Kennewick General Hospital. It has been said by several of his peers that Craig exemplifies the unique multiple site, cross-disciplinary chaplain ministry The Chaplaincy offers to the community. Craig became a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains in February of 2009.
Craig wishes to ‘companion with’ patients and their families. He believes that declining health, accidents, tragedies and crises of different kinds can cause even the most effective individuals to suddenly freeze in shock or feel life is spinning out of control. He walks with individuals and families during times of crises and grief hoping that he may help them find the resources and strength they need within themselves, their family and their faith structures to meet their personal challenge. For Craig, it is a special privilege to companion a dying person to the point where this world begins to fade, and Another comes to escort them into the next.
Craig can be contacted at The Chaplaincy office (509) 783-7416