A Message from the Director


Welcome to the Center for Chaplaincy at Hood Theological Seminary!

The important and significant role of the chaplain has become more recognized as an essential service toward humankind in the delivery of holistic, ecumenical care. The chaplain’s role is a vibrant opportunity to actualize one’s call and desire to serve the present age via the delivery of pastoral care in a plethora of settings that include military, hospital, correctional settings, law enforcement agencies, academic institutions, as well as corporate and community environments. Therefore, the Center for Chaplaincy at HTS was created to share and disseminate information and resources regarding the various aspects of chaplaincy that extend beyond the traditional parish and hospital settings.

To receive more information, we invite you to:

  • Attend our events
  • Participate in our workshops
  • Dialogue with our guest speakers
  • Partner with us in creative ways

We also invite you to:

  • Give us your prayerful support
  • Offer us your financial support
  • Discover your call to chaplaincy!

During your visits to Hood, we encourage you to come by the Center for Chaplaincy, located in the NeighborHOOD Student Center. Though visitors have access to the Center during operating hours of the seminary, my office hours are Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Saturday hours are by appointment.

Thanks so much; we look forward to seeing you!

Blessings and Shalom!

Rev. Dr. Karen L. Owens, D.Min., Behavioral Health Chaplain,
Interim Director

The Center for Chaplaincy at Hood Theological Seminary
704.906.0232 (mobile)