Spiritual Care

WVU Medicine offers a full range of spiritual care support services for patients and their family members during hospitalization. Our interfaith chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to support you and your family during what can be an anxious and uncertain time.

Our chaplains offer a compassionate presence and support in ways that are meaningful to you, which may include:

  • Connecting patients and families to spiritual resources
  • Giving support during decision-making
  • Listening to your story
  • Offering grief support
  • Providing religious services or rituals
  • Responding to emergency or crisis situations
  • Visiting with patients and family

J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital also offers the No One Dies Alone Program, which provides companionship for patients who are 48-72 hours from death and are not able to have friends or family present. Call 304-598-4134 to learn more.

Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Room

The Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Room at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital provides a peaceful and relaxing environment where visitors can reflect, meditate, or pray. Located on the first floor, between the Friends Gift Shop and elevators, visitors and patients of any or no faith tradition are welcome. The Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Room is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Guests may leave prayer requests in a special prayer book, which is located in the room.

The Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Room features an eight-foot-square, stained-glass installation that depicts a West Virginia nature scene. Ruth Mahoney, a well-known stained-glass artist, of The Glass Place, created this signature piece.

Learn more about our Clinical Pastoral Education program.

Contact Information


WVU Medicine Spiritual Care and Education
1 Medical Center Drive
PO Box 8008
Morgantown, WV 26506-8008


Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4 pm
Chaplains are available 24/7: Ask a nurse or staff member to contact the on-call chaplain.

Spiritual Care and Education Staff

Allison Anderson
Allison Anderson, M.Div, BCC
Director of Spiritual Care and Education
Kim Belcher
Kim Belcher, M.Div, BCC
Lead Chaplain
Supportive Care Interdisciplinary Team
Tyler Erickson
Tyler Erickson, M.Div
Staff Chaplain
Heart and Vascular Institute
Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson, M.Div
ACPE Certified Educator
Moira Reilly
Moira Reilly, MAPM, BCC
Staff Chaplain
WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital
Jen Suehs-Vassel
Jen Suehs-Vassel, M.Div
Staff Chaplain
Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
Devan Voight
Devan Voight, M.A.
Staff Chaplain
Cancer Institute
from left: Ajena John, Heather Moore, Cricket Hall, Jason Mark & AJ Bethea
Chaplain Residents:
From left – Ajena John, Heather Moore, Cricket Hall, Jason Mark, and AJ Bethea