UnityPoint Health - Meriter Association of Spiritual Caregivers

Vision - "Whole Persons in Whole Communities"

Mission - "Partners in Healing, Health Resources and Professional Education"

Spiritual Care

We are pleased you are considering joining the Association of Spiritual Caregivers (ASC). The ASC is a voluntary association of more than 130 area faith community leaders that work with UnityPoint Health - Meriter and our Department of Spiritual Care to promote health and healing in body, mind, and spirit.

The Association provides spiritual care within the hospital; learning opportunities for faith community leaders; and assists area faith communities in their efforts to be centers of health and healing.

Membership Benefits

If you join the ASC, you will receive the following membership benefits:

  • Unlimited visiting privileges with faith community members and others you may be asked to visit.
  • Ready access to information required in caring for the needs of patients.
  • A parking pass to streamline parking privileges when attending ASC events or when calling within UnityPoint Health - Meriter hospital.
  • Opportunities for continuing education.
  • Access to the our medical library.
  • Access to our employee exercise facility.
  • Employee discounts for services received at UnityPoint Health - Meriter.

Special Ministry Opportunities

ASC members may also volunteer for special ministries within UnityPoint Health - Meriter, including:

  • NewStart Spirituality Group
  • Membership Committee 
  • Night Chaplain
  • Education Committee

These ministries all offer an opportunity to serve community members, and grow personally and professionally.

How to Join the ASC

If you would like to join the ASC, please fill out the application that's below and send it to jeffrey.billerbeck@unitypoint.org or charles.orme-rogers@unitypoint.org. If you have any questions, please call (608) 417-6480. We will review your application and notify you of your acceptance. New members will need to pay annual dues ($25/member) and complete the orientation program.

We look forward to hearing from you!