Spiritual Care

Adventist Health Clear Lake is committed to providing you the best care possible. The Spiritual Care team is delighted to be a part of your health care team and wants you to know that you are important to us. As part of your healing, we have spiritual care providers available should you wish to have a prayer, take communion or just be heard. Please notify one of your health care providers and they will either contact our medical center Chaplain or one of our on-call Spiritual Care Volunteers.

Blessings to each of you as you continue your journey to wellness.

Meet with a Chaplain

Our chaplains are here to help you whenever you need spiritual support of any kind. You can call us directly or ask a medical center staff member to help you in arranging a visit.

Chaplain’s Office: (707) 995-5838
Switchboard (after hours): (707) 994-6486.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Chaplains are available 24 hours a day for emergencies. If you have an urgent need, don’t hesitate to call the switchboard or to talk with a medical center staff member.

The Spiritual Care Team

Our spiritual care team serves all patients and their families regardless of religious affiliation. The chaplain works with the health care team to ensure that your spiritual and emotional needs are addressed during your medical center stay.

Chaplain Jack Mentges

Jack MentgesJack Mentges is the Director of Spiritual Care at Adventist Health Clear Lake. He enjoys getting acquainted with patients and their families, as well as Adventist Health Clear Lake staff. “To walk the halls is a privilege to me,” Mentges says. “I feel very blessed.”

A native of New York, NY—and a diehard Yankees fan—Mentges has B.S. in Behavioral Science from Atlantic Union College and a M.A. in Education Administration from Central Michigan University.

Mentges began his career as a teacher, and spent time in first grade through university classrooms. His career also included administrative roles as a principal and director of enrollment for a university. He retired as Vice President of Student Services at Atlantic Union College in 2011 and relocated to California with his wife, Eunice Mentges, FNP, to be closer to family, including two energetic grandchildren.

Mentges’ mission as chaplain is to share God’s love with everyone he encounters in the medical center and medical offices. “My first responsibility is to God, my second responsibility is to my family, and currently my third responsibility is to the patients and employees of Adventist Health Clear Lake,” he explains.

Spiritual Care Volunteers

Our Spiritual Care Volunteers are specially trained to visit with patients and families and provide guidance or a listening ear to those of all faiths. These volunteers provide chaplaincy services with compassion and concern for each patient’s health care and spiritual journey.