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October 14, 2021

Moral Injury—A Spirit Wound

Written by: Julia Smolucha

Learn from Mark “Chaps” Schimmelpfennig about Moral Injury—what is it, how might it occur, how does it interact with PTSD, and what is a program for healing.

Mark “Chaps” Schimmelpfennig, Staff Chaplain and Faculty Member at Rush University Medical Center

Mark “Chaps” Schimmelpfennig is the Staff Chaplain at the Rush University Medical Center Road Home Program, Center of Excellence for Veterans and Families.

He provides spiritual care and counseling specializing in PTSD recovery and  Moral Injury repair to the veterans and families in all of our programs which include Combat Veteran, Military Sexual Trauma and Outpatient programs. Mark is also participating in pilot programs that provide trauma informed care and moral injury repair to members of the Rush Healthcare team as well as suicide prevention programs for first responders. Mark received his Masters of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, in 2009. He has been at the Road Home Program for over five years. Prior to that Mark completed Chaplaincy programs at both Rush University and Northwestern hospitals. Mark is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

We welcome Mark “Chaps” Schimmelpfennig on Tuesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. in the Culbertson Room and livestream.