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Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital


Chaplain Service

Department of Veterans Affairs Chaplaincy Seal
Chaplain Service Mission Statement:

  • Honor dignity of each person, respecting cultural diversity and ethnicity.
  • Protect patients from having religion imposed upon them.
  • Providing ongoing education to staff members as the role of Chaplains in holistic patient care.
  • Provide spiritual and emotional support to families.

Our Vision:

To provide excellent and quality pastoral care to every Veteran, family and staff member at Truman VA.

Our Goals:

  • To deliver timely and specific spiritual care interventions to Veterans and family members in collaboration with our patients and their support systems.
  • To provide religious services and ceremonies for Veterans and family members.
  • To provide spiritual counseling services to our Veterans and their family members.
  • To provide end-of-life spiritual and emotional support to our Veterans and their family members.

Chaplain Service Provides:

  • Prayer and spiritual support
  • Bedside visitation
  • Diverse worship opportunities
  • Provide a link to community religious/spiritual care leaders
  • Conduct remembrance services
  • Bereavement support
  • Diverse sacramental services
  • Bible study
  • Ministry to staff members

VA Chaplains provide pastoral care and emotional support to Veterans and their families in these areas:

  • All inpatient units
  • Community Living Center
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Behavioral Health programs
  • Palliative Care/Hospice
  • Emergency Department
  • Post 9/11 Programs

Truman  VA Chapel
Worship Services:

  • Sunday – 9:00 am, Interdenominational Service in the Chapel
  • Wednesday – 4:00 pm, Roman Catholic Mass in the Chapel
  • Saturday – 4:00 pm, Roman Catholic Mass in the Chapel

(All worship services are televised inside the hospital – Channel 12)

Bereavement Support Group

This group is facilitated by Truman VA Chaplain Service for grieving family members and caretakers of our departed Veterans.

  • The support group meets in the Patient Education Center located on the first floor by the parking garage.
  • Held on the first Friday of every month at 2:00 pm.
  • Free and open to everyone regardless of their religious or spiritual affiliations.
  • Organized with the input of interdisciplinary team members from Voluntary Service, Palliative Care, Nursing, Chaplain Service, Social Work Service, and the Detail Clerk.

Contact Information:

Truman VA
800 Hospital Drive
Columba, Missouri 65201
Rooms D312A & C-314E

Fr. Patrick Adejoh, Chief, Chaplain Service        ext. 52200
Chaplain Janice Green, Staff Chaplain         ext. 52202
Chaplain Sarah Davis-Wright, Staff Chaplain        ext. 52201

You can also reach our Chaplains through the Hospital Operator by pressing “0”

Our Chaplains are on call 24 hours.

  • Truman VA Chaplain Service does not seek to impose religion and spirituality on our patients and their family members. We respect every patient’s right to accept or decline participation in spiritual and religious activities in our facility.

Contact Info


  • Truman VA, Rm. D312
    Truman VA, Rm. C314E

Contact Number(s)

  • 573-814-6000 Ext. 52200
  • 573-814-6000 Ext. 52202

Hours of Operation

  • 8am-4:30pm, M-F
    On Call 24 hours