‘It weighs on our hearts’

Chaplains face challenges ministering to the sick in pandemic


IN TIMES OF NEED—Above, St. Johns Pleasant Valley Hospital Chaplain Kate Lewis at work on Sept. 8. At right, Mike McDonald is a chaplain at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn NewspapersThe Rev. Kate Lewis will never forget the stoic face of a man pressed against the dark glass walls of St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He cupped his hands against the glass, his burly shoulders hunched, as he tried to see past his own reflection to his wife, who had cont...

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