John Clarke seeks to establish an environment in which each person’s spirit may flourish in each stage of their living.
Chaplains are dedicated to supporting persons without regard to religious allegiance. A Chaplain offers whatever comfort and companionship might be appropriate. Confidentiality and resident choice are respected at all times. No attempt is ever made to change anyone’s commitments.
The goal is to provide opportunities for residents to attend to their own spirituality if and as they wish. To this end we offer: worship; prayer groups; group conversations; one-to-one conversations; the chance to connect with the leadership in a community of faith of their choice; and the chance to observe requested religious rituals within their tradition.
Our Chaplain, Racquel R. Ray, brings a twenty-five year history of church ministry in Idaho and Rhode Island. She is a Veteran of the United States Air Force who seeks to support our residents, staff and families with compassion and dignity. She is available to help with military moral trauma, veteran centered care, end-of-life care, as well as spiritual care. She graduated from Providence College with degrees in Ministry and Theology, and has a Masters in Divinity concentrating in Chaplaincy from Yale Divinity School with a Diploma in Anglican Studies and Certificate in Educational Leadership and Management. She has been a Chaplain at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester and Albertus Magnus College in New Haven Connecticut. Chaplain Ray lives in Barrington RI with her husband and their four children.