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Live lighter, laugh more

  • Featuring: Mary Peterson & Crystal Ashton
  • Date Submitted: Nov 30, 2022
  • Location: Oregon

in college, Mary worked as a student chaplain but after graduation she pursued her dream of becoming a Lutheran minister. Ten years into her ministry work, Mary had a bad experience and felt betrayed, causing her to leave her ministry and her faith. A friend suggested she pursue an open chaplaincy position at the local hospice in Portland, Ore. Mary quickly realized working as a hospice chaplain was a perfect fit for her gifts. Hospice has taught her to live lighter and laugh more. “Healing doesn’t just happen when we’re dead serious.” Edit credit: Alison Jacques


  • Mary Peterson
  • Crystal Ashton
  • Chaplain
  • Minister
  • Lutheran
  • Hospice