Warmest thanks to all of you who participated and joined us at our 35th Anniversary celebration.  Being together to commemorate our enduring legacy of spiritual care and compassion brought us all so much joy after years of being apart. The event was a meaningful occasion to pay tribute to our devoted chaplains and partners who have positively impacted countless lives by upholding Pacific Health Ministry’s mission of delivering the highest quality interfaith spiritual care to the people of Hawaiʻi, pastoral training to students around the world, and education for the community.

The evening’s theme, “Ripples of Hope: Celebrating Pacific Health Ministry through the Generations,” spread in various ways… from our special speakers to the various event details.  Each part of our event was their own ripple of hope embodying the spirit of aloha.

We are so grateful to Dr. Randal Wada, pediatric oncologist at Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children, who shared his heartfelt experience about closely working with chaplains in interprofessional teams and how chaplains provide hope in challenging situations. We are also so grateful to our PHM chaplains serving at Maui Memorial Medical Center who shared their responsive and compassionate spiritual care that instills hope in a community facing significant challenges. We also recognize how our event’s location, the Ho’okupu Center, creates a ripple of hope through environmentally sustainable practices such as a Net-Zero energy system, an EV charging station, and smart lighting. Their Kupu program, provides hands-on catering experience, sparking hope for career training. The ripples of hope was also found in our mocktail bartender volunteers from Mothers Against Driving Drunk (MADD) who ensured a safe and positive evening.  These ripples of hope touch lives connected to PHM, and could be heard through the spirit of aloha from Hawai’i Loa’s evening music. And most of all, we are thankful for you and for sharing our commitment and dedication to spiritual care through our 35 years in service to Hawaiʻi. We remain as committed today as ever to serving our community’s spiritual care needs.