Meet the Department
- Dan Petronella, Chaplain
- Katy Wilcox, Chaplain
- Mary Lancaster, Chaplain
- Peter Morse, Chaplain
- Fr. Cidouane Joseph, Chaplain
- Fr. Gregory Paul, Chaplain
- Mariola Banazzuk, Chaplain
- Linda Morin, Administrative Assistant
- Dianne Sullivan, Chaplain Intern
- Daniel D. Warriner, Chaplain Intern
- Jonathan Ayers, Chaplain Intern
- Anne Rapkin, Chaplain Intern
- Sandi Noel, Chaplain Intern
Did You Know?
- Pastoral Services offers a guided mediation program to
UConn Health staff called Soul of Work. It is intended
for employee support and relaxation during what can often be
a stressful work day. No previous experience with guided
mediation is needed to enjoy this time of calm, rest and
renewal. Soul of Work takes place the second Monday of the
month at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel.
- Pastoral Services offers staff support through guided
support groups as a way to release stress and provide
- Pastoral Services offers a monthly breakfast the fourth
Thursday of every month form 6:30 to 8 a.m. at the back
of the Food Court. These monthly get-togethers are a time to
enjoy the company of friends and to build a sense of
community among coworkers.
- Pastoral Services educates pastoral care givers throughout
the year through a program known as Clinical Pastoral
Education (CPE). The program attracts a diverse group of
interns, people of all ages, all stages of life and from all
over the U.S. CPE is intended to educate clergy in active
ministry, seminary students and selected laypersons in
offering pastoral care.
- There are two CPE programs offered at UConn Health
each year. One runs September thru April, and the
other, a more intensive summer program, runs May thru
Pastoral Care Staff in the Community
- Staff participates in a variety of community
organizations including The Polish Community Center in New
Britain and the Happy House.
- Staff volunteer to assist families in need through
involvement with community agencies and faith communities.
- Staff are active in their local congregations.
- Among our ranks are a musician, an actor, a chef, an artist
and a landscape architect.
- Some staff are bilingual, including French, Italian, Polish
- One staff member is not only a Chaplain, but a MD as well.
Another is not only a Chaplain but a Licensed Clinical Social
Bottom left to right: Dianne
Sullivan, Mariola Banaszuk, Katy Wilcox. Top left to right: Dan
Petronella, Meryl Lancaster, Peter Morse, Jonathan Ayers, Anne
|Photo by Shannon Kelmelis
- We are sometimes affectionately known as
"Padre", "Pastor", "Father", "Rev", and
"Sister", but we are all Chaplains.
Soul of Work
The Soul of Work will offer a thirty minute guided
meditation on Monday, January 7, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in
the chapel. It is intended for your support and
relaxation during what can often be a stressful work
day. Come and follow along with the meditation for just
five minutes or as long as you like.
Enter at any time. No previous experience with guided
meditation needed to enjoy this time of calm, rest and
renewal. The chapel is located on the main floor of the
hospital across from the gift shop.
Questions, please contact
Katy Wilcox, Chaplain, 860-679-4975