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(Annapolis, MD, October 13, 2006) “” Hospice of the Chesapeake announces that chaplain Rev. Katherine James Klemstine, D.Min. earned her Doctorate in Ministry (D.Min.) from Sancta Sophia Seminary in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

For her dissertation project, Rev. Klemstine, D.Min. developed a workshop for hospice clinical and spiritual care titled Spiritual Insights to Death: Comparing Clinical and Spiritual Descriptions of the Dying Process. The project provided a comparison of a clinical description of the dying process to a spiritual description of dying based on the esoteric teachings of diverse belief systems. One of the primary goals of the project was to improve the competence of clinical and spiritual care providers when assessing the spiritual care needs of hospice patients and their family members.

“Katherine is a talented and innovative visionary who blesses us and those she serves with her myriad gifts for ministry. We are so very proud of her accomplishments and recognize that this is the beginning of many milestones that will mark her noteworthy career,” remarked Rev. Christine Kennedy, Vice President of Spiritual and Bereavement Care. Rev. Klemstine, D.Min. is the Director of Spiritual Care for Hospice of the Chesapeake. She serves as a Chaplain in Anne Arundel County and also coordinates the Chaplain and On-Call Chaplain care.

Rev. Klemstine, D.Min. has been employed by Hospice of the Chesapeake since 1999 and resides in Arnold, Maryland.

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