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Spiritual Care

Spaulding Chaplains are dedicated to providing culturally sensitive spiritual care to people of all faiths, traditions and beliefs. They serve as compassionate spiritual companions to you, your family and sometimes our staff. They collaborate with clinicians, therapists and you to further expand your healing process, making it more personal and reminding us all of what’s most important.

Having Chaplains on our staff allows us to focus on you as a whole person. They help us understand your needs and serve your emotional and spiritual well being as we help you rehabilitate your body. And they’re here to help you deal with the challenges of therapy and continuing medical care, especially when living with or recovering from an illness or a newly-diagnosed condition. Chaplains collaborate with other members of the clinical team in promoting an integrative healing process. Offering spiritual guidance is yet another way we’re committed to helping you return to your highest levels of functionality and independence.

Levels of Care for Spiritual Care

Along the way, your recovery is supported by some the most advanced rehabilitation treatments, research and programs available that create a continuum of care.

  • Hospital Rehab
  • Long-Term Acute
  • Skilled Nursing

The Spaulding Spiritual Care Team

Spaulding’s multi-faith Spiritual Care team is composed of interfaith chaplains representing Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim traditions.

Department Director, Spiritual Care

Bruce Aguilar, BCC (board-certified chaplain)

Phone: 617-758-5496

Based in Cambridge, also work in Charlestown.

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Charlestown)

*Michael Kelleher, BCC
Pastor Karen Lubic, BCC

Phone: 617-952-5168

Spaulding Hospital Cambridge (Cambridge)

*Rev. Heather Lucas

Spaulding Brighton (Brighton)

*Mary Catherine MacGillivray
Anne Finn

Phone: 617-726-9912


Cantor Nancy Sargon
Rev. Amanda Harmeling
Sheila Cavanaugh
Karin Wetmore

We are supported by volunteers and a summer Harvard Divinity School intern.

* Indicates part-time chaplains; all others are per diem.