Spiritual care is a critical component to whole-person-centered care

Here at Beacon Hill, many of our residents come from a variety of faith tradition backgrounds. Beacon Hill Chaplains Howard Earle and Paul Schultz look to express the love of God and bring hope to our residents through all ages and stages of life’s journey. The role of the chaplain is to understand what each person’s faith traditions are and in what practices they need support to feel connected and supported spiritually. The chaplains are here to be a listening presence, to listen with empathy, and to be an ongoing non-judgmental support for the individual’s spiritual domain.

One-to-One Spiritual Care

Chaplains are professionally prepared to address the diverse religious and spiritual needs of our residents and staff.

Chapel Services

Our chaplains provide nondenominational Christian worship services and prayer gatherings. These services usually include prayer, singing hymns, Scripture readings, and a homily.

Spiritual Enrichment Activities

The Spiritual Care team provides a variety of spiritual enrichment activities which include Bible study, theological lectures, interfaith outings, and book clubs.

Assistance with Communication

During times of stress, it can be difficult to communicate effectively with other family members. Our chaplains are available to residents to identify and resolve concerns or to serve as a liaison with family members.


Chaplains uphold residents’ rights, support their values, and help communicate treatment decision choices to the care team and family.

Communication with Faith Communities

We encourage residents to actively engage in their faith communities, and we can facilitate those connections as needed.

Ethical Discernment

Chaplains can guide and support the search for answers when it comes to making difficult decisions.

Officiate Funeral Services

Chaplains are available to preside over funeral and memorial services upon request as well as be a conversation partner in discussing what matters most at the end of life.

What’s been said

About our community

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  • "There’s nothing like personal stories from our very own residents to help you better understand the benefits of living at Beacon Hill at Eastgate. Please take a few minutes to enjoy them for yourself. We’re certain they’ll help paint a truthful picture of senior life lived at its best."

    Jeff Huegli, President & CEO

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1919 Boston Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506


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