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Donna McIntosh

MA

Contact information

800-642-4560 x816

License

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and in process of Certification as a Spiritual Director.

Education

Part of Mrs. McIntosh's education and training was as a former Chaplain at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, where she also completed her internship and residency programs in clinical pastoral education (CPE). She holds a M.A. in Chaplaincy from Ashland Theological Seminary,

Experience

Ms. McIntosh has trained and worked professionally in the Chaplaincy field for 14 years. Mrs. McIntosh is continuing to build our model of integration of spiritual care into behavioral health care. She is a member of the Spiritual Care Association.

Personal Statement

Two of my passions are helping others draw close to God and coming alongside those in crisis. In my calling as a chaplain and a spiritual director I get to do both. I have a heart for leaders and those who care for others. I believe those responsible for others need a safe place to search for answers or just be heard. I provide that space. I am trained and gifted to accompany individuals through difficult times as well as accompanying those seeking to find meaning in their life. Sometimes as leaders we need a compassionate presence and a listening ear, heart and mind amid the responsibilities in our lives. One of my life verses in the Bible is found in Isaiah 61:1-3. It speaks of the coming Messiah, but it resonates with me being called to minister to the poor, those who are captives, the broken hearted, those who grieve, who are in mourning and those in despair. I have been one of these at periods in my life and experienced God giving beauty for the ashes of those times. There is hope! “You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” St. Augustine’s Confessions

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