Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

Chaplain availability

Staff in Spiritual Care

Chaplains are available in the hospital 24 hours a day. Please have your nurse page the chaplain on-call or call the Spiritual Care Office at (414) 649-6567.

Office

Office is located on the 3rd floor of the Center Building.

Chapel

Chapel is located on the first floor of the North Building adjacent to the gift shop display windows.

Services available

  • Soup for the Soul is offered on the rehabilitation unit twice monthly. Please call the Spiritual Care office for details.
  • There are two labyrinths available to anyone for walking and meditation. They are located on the west side of the building and on the 8th floor in the Patient Towers.
  • Prayer and Spiritual Meditation videos are available to patients and families through the televisions in all inpatient rooms.
  • No One Dies Alone program provides compassionate companionship to dying patients whose family members aren't able to be present or may need respite. The trained volunteer companions offer emotional, spiritual, and/or physical support to enable the patient to die with peace, dignity, and respect.

Special events

The Life Memorial Service is held two times a year to remember those who have died at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center. Please call the Spiritual Care office for details.

Our team

Peg McGonigal

Peg McGonigal

Staff Chaplain
Roman Catholic
Board Certified, NACC
Specialty Areas: ICU and cardiac ministry, medical ethics, DCD (donation after cardiac death), hospice, end-of-life decision-making, certified Advance Care Planning facilitator and educator, certified Disease-Specific Advance Care Planning, Planetree, CPE mentor.

David Jerger

David Jerger

Staff Chaplain
United Church of Christ
Board Certified, APC
Specialty Areas: crisis ministry, Parkinson's Disease, neo-natal, rehab, Planetree, CPE mentor

Joe Koyickal

Joe Koyickal

Staff Chaplain
Roman Catholic
Board Certified, NACC
Speciality areas: Ministry to transplant patients, Medical Psychiatric and Intensive Addiction, Hematology-Oncology, Neurosurgical and Crisis ministry.

Kerry Ahrens

Kerry Neusen

Administrative Assistant

CPE Faculty

Michelle Oberwise-Lacock

Michelle Oberwise Lacock

CPE Supervisor
United Methodist
Certified Supervisor, ACPE

Yonason Meadows

Yonason Meadows

Clinical Pastoral Education Fellow
Orthodox Jew

Sue Ott-Holland

Sue Ott-Holland

Director – Spiritual Care
ACPE Supervisor
United Methodist
Speciality Areas: Clinical Pastoral Education, Family Systems, parish based CPE