Mercy Pastoral Staff

Clinically Trained for Health Care Ministry

Mercy Pastoral Care Team | canton ohio hospital pastorsThe mission of Mercy Medical Center is to continue Christ's healing ministry by providing quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable care for the whole person.

Our chaplains are clinically trained and most are board certified for health care ministry. They respect religious preferences and care for patients and families according to their needs.


Pastoral Care Services

Mercy Pastoral Care works with the total health care team to address spiritual, emotional and medical needs. Our services include:

♦ Patient and Family Support

  • Chronic and terminal illness
  • End of life care
  • Grief and loss
  • Advance Directives (see downloadable documents below)
  • DNR (do not resuscitate) decisions

♦ Spiritual Care and Prayer
♦ Sacramental Ministry

Ohio Power of Attorney POA Form 2016

Ohio Living Will Form 2016


Pastoral Care Staff

Travis Gingerich
Board Certified Chaplain
Manager, Pastoral Care

Mark Luecke
Board Certified Chaplain

Sr. Kathleen O'Donnell, H.M.
Board Certified Chaplain

Melissa Dale
Support Service Coordinator

Fr. Thomas Cebula
Priest Chaplain

Fr. Donald Feicht
Priest Chaplain

Fr. Joseph  Witmer
Priest Chaplain

Mary Flitcraft, LPN
Coordinator, Faith Community Nurse Program