Chaplain at Westminster at Lake Ridge
12191 Clipper Drive Lake Ridge, Virginia 22192

Chaplain Westminster at Lake Ridge, Lake Ridge, Virginia / Full-Time

Westminster at Lake has an exciting and unique opportunity for full-time seasoned Chaplain. WLR is a not-for-profit, Life Planned Community located in beautiful Lake Ridge, Virginia.

WLR seeks a compassionate Chaplain to serve the multidenominational religious, spiritual, emotional, and existential needs of our Residents, families and employees. Those considering this exceptional opportunity must live and demonstrate our core values of: Accountability, Respect, Innovation, Stewardship and striving for Excellence.


Master of Divinity from an accredited seminary with denominational heritage, and five (5) to seven (7) years ordained pastoral experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Incumbent should be able to read and interpret the Bible and/or other religious documents or periodicals and speak effectively before groups of people. Must have strong communication skills and the ability to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly residents and their families as well as a diverse staff of varying ages and cultures. Clinical pastoral education and experience are merited.

Job Summary

This position is primarily responsible for maintaining a pastoral presence with residents and staff and seeks to encourage within the community a life built on the Judeo/Christian moral foundations.

Key Responsibilities

Pastoral Care

Provides worship services to residents and staff as well as aiding residents in a time of need.

Plans and presides over worship services including chapel, Holy Communion, Bible studies, special services (i.e. Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Health Center Services.
Schedules replacement Chaplain when needed to ensure pastoral coverage.
Schedules and leads funeral services of residents as requested by the family.
Counsels and consults with residents and staff as appropriate.
Makes visits to residents in the Health Center, Apartments, Cottages, and hospital as necessary.
Assists residents through periods of grief, depression, and other hardships.
Offers religious and spiritual guidance to residents, family, and staff of Westminster at Lake Ridge.
Participates in various resident committees and departmental meetings to enhance the spiritual well-being of the residents and staff.
Administrative Duties

Maintains all administrative duties for the chapel and services.

Maintains necessary supplies for the Chaplaincy and orders additional supplies as necessary.
Creates bulletins to be distributed during worship services.
Writes service sermon on a weekly basis.
Sits as ex-officio member to the Chapel Committee; attends monthly meetings that set policies and budget.
Writes monthly articles for the Chimes and sends to the Assistant Director of Resident Services.
Performance and Professionalism

Maintains professional presence when representing Ingleside; exhibits degree of professionalism consistent with standards in performance, behavior, and appearance.

Maintains resident confidentiality and privacy at all times according to policies and procedures; uses discretion when discussing confidential matters.
Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior with residents, families, co-workers, subordinates, supervisors, and other department staff.
Maintains positive working relationships with management and coworkers; willingly follows directions and requests as appropriate.
Exhibits professional standards through appearance and demeanor consistent personnel standards.
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of work assignments and performs in a manner to meet quality and timeliness objectives.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures; seeks clarification or interpretation from appropriate supervisor when needed.
Uses tactful, diplomatic communication techniques in all relations with others.
Professional Development

Demonstrates professional development/skills competency in all activities.

Participates in in-service, projects, or committees as assigned.
Maintains all certifications necessary for employment.
Demonstrates flexibility, open mindedness, and versatility in adjusting to changing environments and requirements as necessary.
Commits to continually improving his/her skills through participation in education opportunities whether offered on the job, within, or outside of the community, to increase knowledge of work-related issues.
Maintains a current knowledge of federal, state and other regulations applicable to job.
Complies with Ingleside's established safety rules and practices
EEO Statement

As an employer committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Ingleside recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.



Westminster at Lake Ridge
12191 Clipper Drive
Lake Ridge, Virginia 22192


Kera Wooten
[email protected]


12191 Clipper Drive Lake Ridge, Virginia 22192
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
55K+ depending upon experience
Ordained position
Exempt status
Health Care and Social Services