Pastor Don Dittman, The Caring Place Chaplain
Pastor Don Dittman is in his second career after retiring as a local bank Administrator. His new career is not really new to him though; Pastor Don has been preaching and teaching the word of God for over 30 years locally. The Caring Place Pastor offers his kind and loving friendship to the residents and enjoys the daily activities serving God by caring for the residents and their families.
The primary mission of the Chaplaincy is to attend to the spiritual dimension of the resident’s lives, and to assist them in recognizing and incorporating this dimension into the rest of their everyday lives. Our conviction is that each resident is crafted in the image of God, is brought providentially to our facility; and entrusted to our care. We are used as agents of God’s grace to assist in accomplishing His purposes in these final stages of their lives. We see the inherent glory in the aging process, and are well aware that God does some significant work in the hearts and minds and spirits of His children during this time.
Some of the programs offered to accomplish this mission are:
- Sunday School
- Sunday Church services
- Daily Devotions as a group
- Weekly Bible Study
- Visitations to the residents.
The Caring Place offers numerous Church and worship offerings. Our full-time and part-time Pastors hold weekly Sunday School followed by worship every Sunday. Throughout the week there is daily devotions lead by our Pastors. Every week a Bible Study is offered to the residents and families on scripture and various topics.
In addition to our planned offerings we have also have local Christian churches providing worship opportunities.